Elizabeth Dickey

on March 31, 2010   |   1 comment

After Sprint announced the first WiMAX smartphone, the HTC EVO 4G,  last week at CTIA, an unconfirmed report is circulating about rumor involving Verizon’s plans to offer their own version of this device using their own 4G standard, LTE. The EVO, with a 4.3 inch WVGA touchscreen and 1 GHZ Snapdragon processor, is the coolest [...]

on March 29, 2010  

After being given the ok from the FCC this weekend to merge with SkyTerra, equity firm Harbinger Capital Partners announced plans to deploy a nationwide LTE network. Harbinger plans to design and create a wholesale mobile network that will be available to any company looking for mobile broadband. Harbinger is in the process of creating [...]

on March 25, 2010   |   2 comments

Samsung Mobile made waves at CTIA 2010 today with two exciting announcements that will affect the future of LTE in big ways. The company just unveiled the first commercially available LTE network infrastructure along with the first LTE-capable, CDMA/4G handset for MetroPCS, the SCH-r900. Samsung is the top mobile provider in U.S. so it is [...]

on March 24, 2010   |   1 comment

The ng Connect Program, co-founded by Alcatel-Lucent, announced today that ten new members have joined the program. Some current members of the ng Connect program include Samsung, HP, Atlantic Records, chumby, QNX, and Total Immersion. Founded in 2009, it is a multi-industry organization focused on developing and deploying next generation broadband services based on LTE [...]

on March 22, 2010  

    Leading provider of next-generation telecommunications network solutions worldwide, Huawei, will demonstrate its mobile broadband solutions at CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas this week.   Visitors can check out Huawei’s booth (Central Hall 4, #2555) to experience a better connected and more profitable mobile broadband industry through demonstrations of wireless radio access network [...]

on March 16, 2010  

As European operators get ready to rollout LTE networks, they are supposedly fighting to retain fees for connecting calls to other mobile operators. This being said, some observers believe that the move to LTE could see the go ahead in Europe for American style flat rate calling plans to all networks instead. J. Scott Marcus, [...]

on March 11, 2010  

  If the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) receives the broadband stimulus dollars that they are hoping for, a LTE network will be deployed across 15,120 square miles of desert in the American Southwest.   The NTUA asked for a $46 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and is hoping to [...]

on March 10, 2010  

ANADIGICS just unveiled a new set of multi-mode, high-performance power amplifiers designed for wireless datacards and handsets for the rapidly growing 4G LTE and advanced HSPA+ technologies.  Built with fourth generation ANADIGICS’ patented HELP (High-Efficiency-At-Low-Power) technology, these amplifiers offer top-notch performance for customers who are making USB modules and new generation handsets based on the [...]

on March 9, 2010  

After testing and preparing its 4G network in recent months, Verizon finally offered some concrete numbers based on its latest testing. The LTE network speeds peak at around 40-50 Mbps for downloads and 20-25 Mbps for uploads, not reaching the 100 Mbps that 4G is expected to offer. On an average day, Verizon has been [...]

on February 23, 2010  

China Mobile’s TD-LTE test network reached a record-high download speed of 80 Mbps. Deployed to support the Expo 2010 to be opened in Shanghai in May, the TD-LTE test network uses Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end LTE solutions. “Visitors to the Expo will be able to enjoy ultra-speed Internet access and HD multimedia presentations. The test network will [...]