Sprint and Clearwire were first out of the gates with 4G products that use WiMax technology. But Verizon Wireless has big plans for Long Term Evolution, which promises to deliver faster mobile broadband. Wireless carriers are either deploying LTE or planning pilots in the months ahead. If 4G lives up to the hype, it may allow broadband customers to cut the cords for 4G.
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An upgrade of Vodafone Australia's network core with Ericsson will allow the company to offer voice over 4G services in 2015, CEO Inaki Berroeta has said.
New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure promised to get aggressive on pricing, and so far, he's delivered -- which could be a deciding factor in Sprint's future.
In 2009, Oslo became the first city to get 4G. Now, the operator that made it possible plans to beat its rollout deadline with a little rock and roll.
Sprint lost 245,000 net contract subscribers during the quarter, slightly better than last quarter's loss of 383,000.
The incumbent mobile operator has been running a LTE-A showcase in Turin, giving consumers a taste of the network they can expect later this year.
The mobile services of both Telstra and Optus were virtually unusable for the 30,000 pundits attending this year's Splendour in the Grass festival, while the underdog Vodafone performed best.
Vodafone will be drawing from the low-band 850MHz spectrum holding that currents supports its 3G network to boost its 4G network coverage to aim at covering 95 percent of Australia's metropolitan population by the end of the year.
Telstra has sounded the death knell for its legacy 2G network, announcing plans to close it down at the end of 2016.
The country's long-awaited 4G spectrum auction will go ahead later this year, but mobile companies can use the spectrum for now.
Major investments in long-term evolution (LTE) networks are required to keep abreast of 61 percent increases in traffic, reports ZDNet Korea’s Jaehwan Cho.
The first commercial services for 4G in the 700MHz spectrum band are expected to be launched this week by both Optus and Telstra in Darwin, Perth, Fremantle, Mt Isa, Mildura, Griffith, and Esperance, following commercial licence grants by the ACMA.
SMEs may be pleased at BT's announcement of a new service that allows them to channel all phone calls into one line.
Swedish mobile network operator Tele2 has agreed to sell its Norwegian operations to rival TeliaSonera.
Swisscom and Bouygues Telecom have rolled out LTE-A network-side, and commercial availability is now tantalisingly close.