Verizon Wireless is close to the finish line with its 4G LTE rollout.
The nation's largest wireless carrier by subscribers said on Thursday that its network has reached its 500th market with Parkersburg, W. Va. The company said it has virtually wrapped up its deployment, with a handful of markets left to get a 4G connection by the end of the year.
The milestone further cements Verizon's position as the leader in 4G LTE in the U.S., with by far the largest next-generation network among all carriers. In addition, the completion of the rollout means Verizon can … Read more
Verizon Wireless will offer smartphones that run only on its 4G LTE network by the end of next year, according to the carrier's network chief.
A 4G-only device could potentially be cheaper and sleeker because it doesn't need multiple cellular radios that current smartphones require. But that can't happen until Verizon gets its voice service to run on the 4G network, which currently handles only data traffic.
Verizon Wireless today expanded its rugged smartphone lineup by announcing the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE.
An update to 2011's Casio G'zOne Commando, the Commando 4G LTE has largely the same design as its predecessor. Clad in black with a few red accents, the handset packs rubber sidings for protection, and top and bottom ends that almost come to a point.
More importantly, it meets the expected military standards (under the MIL-STD-810G certification) for shock immersion, dust, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, low pressure, and high and low temperature. What's more, the touch screen, which … Read more
South Korea is about to get a taste of what true 4G mobile broadband speed is.
SK Telecom announced Wednesday that it has launched the world's first LTE-Advanced network, a faster LTE standard that was originally deemed by the International Telecommunication Union as a true 4G standard. LTE-Advanced is capable of data transfer rates of 150Mbps, roughly twice as fast as the 4G LTE speeds available in the United States and elsewhere, and 10 times faster than 3G, SK Telecom said.
"By supporting twice faster speeds than LTE, LTE-A will not only enhance customers' satisfaction in network quality, … Read more
Sprint confirmed on Monday that another 22 markets have officially started seeing the network's 4G LTE data speeds.
With the addition of nearly two dozen new areas, Sprint's LTE footprint now reaches 110 markets across the United States.
The new markets are:Baton Rouge, La. Centralia, Wash. Clarksville, Tenn. Corsicana, Texas Dalton, Ga. Dunn, N.C. Fond du Lac, Wis. Gainesville, Fla. Henderson, N.C. Kingsport, Tenn. Lansing/East Lansing, Mich. Longview, Wash. Miami Napa, Calif. New Orleans Palatka, Fla. Raleigh, N.C. Sebring, Fla. St. Cloud, Minn. St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Mich. Tampa, Fla. Warsaw, Ind. … Read more
AT&T has been crowned the leading mobile network provider in a new study from PC Magazine.
The news outlet on Monday posted the results of its mobile network research to determine which company -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon -- had the fastest speeds in the United States. PC Magazine, which analyzed results across 30 cities, found that AT&T had the top 4G LTE network with average download speeds of 16.7 megabits per second and average upload speeds exceeding 7.4 megabits per second.
Although Verizon and AT&T are considered the … Read more
Samsung is ready to launch a new Galaxy S4 that will be capable of connecting to the Internet through the LTE-Advanced 4G technology.
Speaking to Reuters in an interview published Monday, Samsung Electronics CEO J.K. Shin said that his company will launch a Galaxy S4 Advanced device designed to connect to the next generation of 4G LTE networks, dubbed LTE-Advanced. According to Shin, while a movie download might take three minutes on a current LTE connection, it would take a little over one minute on LTE-Advanced.
The Galaxy S4 Advanced's chip will be made by Qualcomm, Shin told … Read more
AT&T announced on Wednesday that the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will join the carrier's roster in "the coming weeks" as an AT&T exclusive.
First unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the Note 8.0 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. Additional details include a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD slot for cards up to 32GB. It's got a 4,600mAh battery inside.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 features an integrated S Pen digital stylus … Read more
AT&T confirmed on Wednesday that another 22 markets have officially started seeing the network's 4G LTE data speeds.
The news arriving just one week after announcing network coverage for 200 million people, AT&T's LTE footprint now tallies 261 markets across the country.
The new markets are:Batesville, Ark. Blytheville, Ark. Forrest City, Ark. Colorado Springs, Colo. Clewiston, Fla. Blackfoot, Idaho Idaho Falls, Idaho Pocatello, Idaho Rexburg, Idaho Columbus, Ind. Fort Wayne, Ind. Seymour, Ind. Muskegon, Mich. Vineland, N.J. Farmington, N.M. Wooster, Ohio Miami, Okla. Williamsport, Pa. Texarkana, Texas Heber, Utah Olympia, Wash. … Read more