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FCC: Better Rural Broadband & 5G Spectrum

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to see to the program that provides subsidies for Internet service in public schools and libraries known as E-Rate address broadband access by schools and libraries in rural areas, reports Roll Call. In prepared remarks for an education technology event in Washington on Monday, Wheeler said that “75 percent of […]

Australia’s Telstra Fires Up National WiFi Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, will install two million public hotspots that will be available for free to Telstra subscribers as part of a plan to blanket public spaces with internet access. Trials of the $100m project will begin by November, reports The Guardian, and will allow Telstra customers who agree to share their bandwidth […]

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 […]

AWS Auction Prevents Current Dish Move for T-Mobile?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen is still interested in a deal with T-Mobile, according to a Bloomberg report. Merger talks between T-Mobile and Sprint broke down last month. Iliad in late July made a $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile, valuing the carrier at $33 per share. Earlier, AT&T wanted to buy T-Mobile for […]

Deutsche Telekom: Buy US for $35/share

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

Deutsche Telekom put a valuation of at least $35 a share to any business willing to buy its T-Mobile US unit, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., reports Bloomberg. T-Mobile’s stock price rose 0.3 percent to $29.92 at 9:48 a.m. in New York, adding to yesterday’s 1.4 percent gain. Deutsche Telekom owns 67 percent […]

Beyond LTE: Rysavy Explains Broadband Explosion

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 27th, 2014

A new white paper, Beyond LTE: Enabling the Mobile Broadband Explosion, and its accompanying slide presentation (pdf), was created in collaboration with Rysavy Research and member companies at 4g Americas. It’s a handy summary of mobile broadband networks, past, present and future. Mobile broadband is becoming one of the most successful and fastest-growing industries of […]