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Amtrak Building Broadband Wireless Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 9th, 2014

Amtrak plans to upgrade its WiFI along the Northeast Corridor, according to Railway Age, and has issued a Request for Proposals to implement it. Amtrak plans to build its wireless network, at first offering Internet speed as fast as 25 Mbps per car, improving to 100 Mbps by 2019, according to the National Association of […]

Ericsson Mobility Report 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 4th, 2014

Ericsson expects total mobile subscriptions will grow from 6.8 billion in in the first quarter of 2014 to 9.2 billion by the end of 2019, according to the company’s annual “Mobility Report” (pdf). Mobile broadband subscriptions are predicted to reach 7.6 billion by 2019. In two years’ time, in 2016, the number of smartphone subscriptions […]

Taiwan: Back in the Game with LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 27th, 2014

Taiwan, which had previously made a national commitment to WiMax, is now rolling out national LTE broadband services in the 1800 and 700/900 MHz band, thanks to a recent auction, and is now issuing licenses. Foxconn which won a 4G license in Taiwan’s recent spectrum auction, though its Ambit Microsystems subsidiary, is now buying a […]

Freedom Pop: Unlimited Everything for $20/mo?

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 27th, 2014

FreedomPop this week started offering users a $20 “unlimited” plan that offers unlimited voice, text and data — more or less. You get 1 GB of LTE data before being throttled back to 3G speeds. You can also tether, but you’ll always be restricted to 3G speeds. FreedomPop also offers unlimited voice, unlimited text and […]

Verizon Branding AWS as XLTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 14th, 2014

Verizon Wireless will soon start marketing its AWS spectrum as an “XLTE” network, according to the blog Droid-Life, beginning on May 19. Verizon has been deploying AWS spectrum (1.7/2.1 GHz) to augment capacity on its LTE network since last fall, according to Fierce Wireless. Currently Verizon’s LTE service uses 700 MHz spectrum. But the longer […]

Sprint Limits “Unlimited” Service

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 8th, 2014

Sprint is slamming on the brakes for top 5% of data users in congested areas, reports Fierce Wireless. Postpaid as well as prepaid Sprint customers, including those on its Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile sub-brands, have begun receiving notices alerting them to new data “prioritization management” the operator will employ as of next month. […]