Archive for the 'WiMAX News' Category

WiMax Forum Objects to “Citizens Band” on 3.65-3.70 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 27th, 2014

The WiMAX Forum, the global body that certifies and promotes products based on the 802.16 standard, is urging the FCC not to include the 3.65-3.7 GHz spectrum band in the anticipated 3.55-3.65 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The 3.5G industry has already matured with 11 commercial networks globally, such as Relish in London, and […]

T-Mobile: LTE Everywhere by Mid 2015

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 13th, 2014

T-Mobile US today said it will upgrade its 2G EDGE network to LTE almost completely by the middle of 2015. T-Mobile’s LTE network, now one year into its rollout, currently covers 210 million people in 273 metro areas. T-Mobile said its HSPA+ network now covers 230 million POPs. Mosaik has coverage maps of the 4 […]

India: We Need a $100 LTE Phone

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2014

The Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) held an International Summit at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week. The organization advocates cooperation among global operators around TD-LTE and the coexistence of TD-LTE and LTE FDD standards. TDD spectrum resources are available in many countries, mainly in the 2.3 and 2.6 gigahertz bands. China Mobile plans to install […]

Sprint Combining Virgin & Boost?

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 2nd, 2014

Sprint wants to introduce Nextel again — as a brand for business services, reports TechCrunch. The source tells TechCrunch that this is part of a larger branding overhaul coming in Q1 in which Sprint plans to launch a new prepaid brand called “Sprint Freedom” — merging Boost and Virgin Mobile. The new Nextel business, says […]

Karma and Freedom Pop Move to LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 6th, 2013

Karma, which is building a community of mobile hotspots whose users share their connections, announced today it is moving to Sprint’s LTE network from their WiMax system. So far it has attracted 50,000 users. The details of the new device and service haven’t been worked out, reports GigaOm, but Karma is hoping it will connect […]


Posted by Sam Churchill on October 15th, 2013

The Wireless Service Providers Association is holding their annual conference and tradeshow, WISPAPALOOZA, in Las Vegas, October 14-19. With advancements in wireless broadband technologies, including an expanded 3.5 GHz band, 5 GHz band, White Spaces, and innovative technologies in MIMO and backhaul, there will likely be many newsworthy stories at this conferences. Several hundred exhibitors […]