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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Geographical expansion backed up with improved performance in high-demand areas such as airports and sporting venues, Vodafone says.
Orange has announced it's planning to build a small LTE-A test network in the Spanish city, after earlier tests delivered download speeds of 220Mbps.
EE says a "small proportion" of its 24.9 million users were impacted by overnight outage. Still got problems? Try turning your phone off and on again.
Researchers from Finland's Aalto University have produced a list of top download speeds for 150 devices that consumers can reference to see if its the network - or their device - that's causing slow speeds.
But the Dutch telco isn't saying yet when customers might be able to use the higher-speed successor to current-generation 4G.
Vodafone expects to add 100 new 4G sites each month across Australia, with hopes to ramp it up to 300 each month later in the year.
The Belgian telco has seen speeds of 200Mbps in a recent pilot.
Amid promises to extend its 3G and 4G networks, Vodafone is already looking to LTE-A with a trial in Naples.
The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.
SingTel, StarHub and M1 are rolling out Voice over LTE services, which leverage the 4G networks, for faster call connections and higher quality audio.
The rollout will arrive later this year for two cities, bringing speeds of up to 182Mbps.
Most customers will be able to upgrade to faster speeds for no extra cost, but those with Apple devices are in limbo.
That'll be a couple of percent signed up to LTE services, then.