Archive for the 'LTE' Category

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 […]

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 […]

64 Bit-Ready Android Phone?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 11th, 2014

Since Android L was announced with 64-bit support back in June, GigaOm asks what new device was going to be the first handset with a compatible chipset? According to a new leak from @upleaks, the first Android phone with a 64-bit chipset looks like it’ll be an HTC Desire-like handset running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

Samsung Phablets and Tablets Go LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 11th, 2014

Photos of Samsung’s Note 4 smartphone, with a 5.7-inch high-resolution display, were apparently obtained by GSM Arena. The images show a new leather-like texture on the back, while the front of the purported Note 4 image looks similar to prior models. The Galaxy Note 4 is the second prong in Samsung’s two-prong annual smartphone attack. […]

Sprint: Drama Queen

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 11th, 2014

Sprint named billionaire entrepreneur Marcelo Claure its new CEO, reports the WSJ in a background piece. Marcelo Claure, a 6-foot-6-inch Bolivian billionaire, built a global mobile-phone distributor from scratch. Claure is in while Sprint’s $32 billion merger plan with T-Mobile is out. Regulators with the FCC and Department of Justice were apparently not persuaded that […]