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Telstra has released what it claims is the first mobile broadband device in the Australian market to feature the LTE-Advanced category 6 technology.
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While the West goes about the expensive process of replacing old systems with new ones, Africa is skipping straight to the latest technology.
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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.
The UK's first 4G LTE network now covers 45 percent of the population, thanks to increased investment in the next-generation broadband service.
4G LTE has arrived in the UK - but unless prices fall, the service will never become a replacement for fixed-line broadband or a stop-gap measure to help solve the rural broadband crisis.
Having consulted on the matter, the regulator is now making its first tentative steps in preparing for yet another digital switchover. This time, however, moving digital TV views over to new spectrum should be a much easier task.
The operator's LTE services have been turned on in 11 major cities, and EE has also started selling fibre-based super-fast fixed broadband across the country.
The 76-year run for analogue TV services has come to an end, taking the venerable Ceefax service with it. The UK's TV services are all-digital now, allowing freed-up spectrum to be auctioned off to LTE mobile broadband providers.
The threat of further delays to the UK's 800MHz spectrum auction and the subsequent rollout of LTE services has passed, according to a letter from the head of telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Japanese mobile operator Softbank plans to use eAccess' bandwidth to expand its broadband services, particularly LTE, as it prepares for the launch of Apple's iPhone 5.
Malaysian broadband provider will join the Global TD-LTE Initiative's steering committee to help promote the wireless technology as a major standard in the mobile broadband space.
According to Ofcom's latest report, U.K. broadband users are enjoying average speeds of 9Mbps.
TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.
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.
BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.
Everything Everywhere, the mobile operator combining the UK T-Mobile and Orange networks, has appointed Morgan Stanley to oversee the sale of part of its 1800MHz spectrum.The sale, a regulatory condition set when the networks merged in 2010, will potentially give its competitors a chance to roll out 4G LTE wireless data in advance of Ofcom auctioning off new spectrum at 800 and 2600 MHz for these services.
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.
More rumours surfacing this afternoon 'confirm' that the next-generation iPad will have 4G LTE capabilities, offering its soon-to-be users super high-speed mobile broadband.
The regulator has set out proposals to take the hassle out of switching landline and broadband provider, and to avoid 'slamming' — preferably by handing the work over to the new supplier
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