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Verizon Adds 22 XLTE Markets

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 18th, 2014

Verizon Wireless announced that it has launched XLTE in 22 new markets, bringing LTE to the AWS band (1700/2100 MHz), in addition to its 700 MHz LTE service. Verizon says that 4 out of 5 LTE markets, large and small, now have Verizon Wireless XLTE service. According to Open Signal, T-Mobile is the fastest network […]

Super Mobility Week

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 15th, 2014

Meanwhile, at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas last week, Ericsson launched a new small cell that integrates 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi. Ericsson’s new picocell supports 10 different bands through carrier aggregation, with two 3GPP bands (LTE and WCDMA) as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Philips is offering municipalities street lights that can include small […]

Budget Android One Ships

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 15th, 2014

The first Android One handsets, which are budget-priced smartphones, have been released in India, reports the BBC. Android One handsets provide a minimum set of features determined by Google. “Our goal was to develop high quality smartphones at an affordable price, with access to connectivity, done at scale around the world,” Sundar Pichai, who oversees […]

China iPhone Launch Delayed: Threat to National Security?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 11th, 2014

Apple is facing a potential setback in China, reports the NY Times, delaying the introductions of the new iPhone models in China. On Wednesday, Apple told China’s three big state-owned mobile service providers that it would not release the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in mainland China on Sept. 19, when sales start elsewhere. […]

Mobile Carriers Object to Increased Net Neutrality Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 11th, 2014

This week speec FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted the agency is considering net neutrality guidelines that would apply to wireless carriers. In its original guidelines, the FCC drew a line between wired and wireless networks, getting wireless operators off the hook due to their limited spectrum. Wheeler highlighted Microsoft’s letter to the FCC, saying the […]

Apple iPhone 6 & Apple Watch Announced

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 9th, 2014

Apple is livecasting their product announcements this morning — but not for Windows users — you’ll need a Safari browser or Apple TV to see it. Apple is expected to unveil the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 alongside the iWatch, and will likely provide updates on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Live coverage is […]