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Speed Bumps on the Road to LTE

LTE provides consumers with a broadband-like mobile experience, and operators with increased network efficiency. So why isn’t it more widespread? Because there are still a few more speed bumps on the road.

March 24, 2013 by

Microsoft Surface tablet to launch with Wi-Fi only, say reports

Microsoft's Surface tablets will initially reject mobile broadband connectivity for a Wi-Fi-only approach, according to reports.Sources quoted by Bloomberg on Friday said the first models of Microsoft iPad rival would come without the option of 3G or '4G' LTE, both of which are options in Apple's tablet.

June 22, 2012 by

Will users reject native 4G for Wi-Fi?

Long-term evolution (LTE) may be the technology that brings faster mobile broadband speeds, but research shows that users are rejecting native 3G connectivity for Wi-Fi, and, if history repeats itself, the same could occur for native 4G support in tablets.

March 21, 2012 by

UMTS 3G passes one billion connections

There are now more than a billion connections to networks using the 3GPP family of mobile broadband standards, the UMTS Forum has said.The 3GPP family includes such as WCDMA, HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE, as well as the China-specific TD-SCDMA.

January 24, 2012 by

Ericsson taps Visionstream for NBN wireless

Leighton Holdings subsidiary Visionstream has been picked by Swedish network vendor Ericsson to handle the construction work for the National Broadband Network's (NBN) fixed-wireless time division duplex long-term evolution (TDD LTE) network.

December 20, 2011

LTE brings new security concerns for telcos

As long-term evolution (LTE) networks, such as Telstra's new 4G network, bring about super fast mobile broadband to consumers across the globe, they could also potentially open up smartphones, tablets and other devices to hacks that previously only concerned PC users, according to network vendor Alcatel-Lucent.

September 28, 2011

Greens tower Bill will impact NBN: AMTA

Proposed Greens legislation to restrict the construction of mobile towers would impact the deployment of the fixed-wireless long-term evolution (LTE) network deployment as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

September 13, 2011

RIM: LTE handsets are worth waiting for

The so-called 4G standard LTE still has major problems with mobility, Research in Motion's senior director of radio standards has said.Speaking at Mobile Broadband World 2011 in Berlin on Monday, Johanna Dwyer said there was no doubt LTE would have "a large commercial uptake", but "there are a lot of mobility issues that will prove not to be completely solved".

September 12, 2011 by

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