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Cellular on Unlicensed Bands

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 21st, 2014

Researchers working on next-gen cellular technologies are exploring cellular services on unlicensed 3.5 GHz, 5GHz and even 60 GHz, reports EE Times. Companies like DoCoMo, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia and Qualcomm are looking at using unlicensed spectrum for subscription LTE services because LTE is said to increase capacity and reliability over WiFi technolgoy. Japanese cellco NTT […]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network Proposed for United States

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input about a possible federal standard for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, which would let cars automatically exchange information, such as whether they’re close to each other. On Monday, the NHTSA published a research report and issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in hopes of collecting […]

Sharp Aquos Crystal: Mid Range, Bezel-less

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

Sprint today announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal, a mid-range handset that it will sell later this year for $239. The Sharp Aquos features a nearly bezel-less design, with narrow edges running along the top and sides of the phone. The screen measures 5 inches and offers 720p HD resolution. The device offers a handful of […]

Talking Statues Project

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

Talking Statues uses Near Field Communication to enable curious passers-by to swipe their smart-phone over a statue’s signage, triggering a “call back” from the likes of Isaac Newton, Queen Victoria or Sherlock Holmes. A call back can also be initiated by the use of a QR code or by using a short URL that is […]

2014 LTE Coverage: 30% of World’s Population

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

The total number of subscribers for LTE and LTE Advanced is expected to grow to nearly 411 million and 22 million, respectively, by year’s end, according to ABI analysts Jake Saunders and Cheri Wong. About 337 mobile networks worldwide already have deployed LTE with LTE network coverage expected to cover more than 30% of the […]

Cost of Unlimited Plans Drop

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

Verizon Wireless has launched a new plan for individual subscribers that offers unlimited voice, texting and 2 GB of data for $60 per month. The new plan is $30 per month cheaper than a comparable offering on Verizon’s More Everything shared data plans. The new pricing went into effect over the weekend. The $60 plan […]