WiMAX: A Dress Rehearsal for LTE's Opening Night

LTE will be the 4G standard of choice in mobile, but the technology must clear several key hurdles before it gains any real traction. WiMAX will build a considerable lead over its rival technology as LTE suffers growing pains in the next few years.…

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ZTE Looks to Stimulus Funds for LTE Network

Comnet Wireless has tapped ZTE to deploy a test 4G network for voice and data services in 3 states -- and teaming with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority in the hopes of getting a piece of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus fund to help.…

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Forget Cable's WiMAX Dreams: Cox Trials LTE Network

Cox, the nation's third-largest cable company, today said it had successfully delivered a voice call and high-definition video streaming over a fourth-generation Long Term Evolution network, but the trial raises more questions than it answers about the cable provider's 4G wireless plans.…

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Data Revenues Will Push Mobile Biz Past $1 Trillion

The growing popularity of smartphones and higher-speed wireless broadband networks are proving to be two major catalysts for the wireless industry. As a result, expect the mobile industry’s revenues to barrel past the $1 trillion-mark by 2013, says Informa Telecom’s & Media.…

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Verizon: Talk Is Cheap, Data Is Mandatory for Most

Verizon today unveiled new pricing plans that reduce the cost of voice while keeping one's overall bill about the same by making data plans mandatory on many popular phones. It also plans to reduce the number of phones it carries, to 50 from a current 80-plus.…

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Will Verizon's LTE Pricing Look Like a Utility Bill?

Verizon’s pricing for its next-generation Long Term Evolution Network will likely involve a base subscriber fee plus usage charges for the bandwidth consumed on devices that need a cellular connection, said the carrier's CTO. So will that pricing model resemble that of a utility?…

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OMG, We're Getting LTE This Year!

Forgive my schoolgirl crush on faster mobile broadband, but after Alcatel-Lucent said today that in conjunction with LG Electronics it had completed the first uninterrupted data handoff between a CDMA network and an LTE network, I got really excited as that means LTE is in sight!…

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LTE Access for Less Than a Dollar a MONTH!

Early LTE adopters in Stockholm and Olso will be able to score their monthly broadband for 56 cents per month and 17 cents per month respectively during an introductory period. The operator's goal is to drive usage of the network despite the lack of multimode devices.…

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Stockholm, Oslo First to Get Commercial LTE

TeliaSonera, a Scandinavian telecom operator, today launched its Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology-based wireless broadband network in Stockholm, Sweden, and Oslo, Norway. It's the world's first commercial rollout of the technology that is generically called 4G wireless.…

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4G in the U.S.: Tale of the Tape

WiMAX is beginning to get legs on a worldwide basis, with services now being offered in major U.S. markets like Chicago, Dallas and Seattle. But with Verizon Wireless planning to bring LTE to more than a dozen markets in 2010, what will next year look like?…

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AT&T Exec: Stop Streaming, Dammit!

AT&T's Ralph de la Vega this morning said the carrier either has to "reduce or modify" the mobile data consumption of some of its high-end users. Which could mean the end of flat-rate pricing in favor of prices that vary based on network congestion.…

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Verizon Promises LTE Speeds of 5-12 Mbps

The proposed speeds on Verizon Wireless LTE network are impressive and compare favorably against WiMAX. But we won't know how much we'll pay -- and how usage might be restricted -- it's too early to say what kind of user adoption we'll see.…

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LTE Advances Across Asia

The Asia-Pacific region is getting ever-closer to faster mobile broadband, with network operators in Japan, Singapore, Australia and Indonesia readying their Long…

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The Clear Dilemma

Clearwire, (s clwr) as expected, said today that it’s managed to cajole $1.56 billion out of most of its previous investors to…

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