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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Optus has expanded the rollout of its TD-LTE 4G network, taking the service to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide ahead of the launch of the new TD-LTE compatible iPhones.
Huawei is hoping for an uptick in the growth of its smartphone business over the next five years, even as some of its networking rivals abandon the space.
Spain’s biggest mobile operator has unveiled a number of changes it hopes will reverse falling revenue and subscriber numbers, starting with the launch of 4G services
Europeans should start to see more 'roam like at home' packages from their operators, but they won't necessarily cover the whole of the continent for now.
Orange has extended its 4G coverage to Paris and 37 surrounding areas, and upped its coverage target for 2013.
The EC's digital VP Neelie Kroes will unveil the full telecoms package later this week, but has given a taster of what the continent can expect.
EE hits one million customers four months earlier than expected, but is 4G still searching for a killer app?
In less than a month, Indonesia will host this year's APEC Summit. Find out how over 25,000 high-profile attendees will enjoy ICT services provided by local telcos during the mega global gathering.
Telefonica, the largest mobile operator in Spain, will finally get its own 4G network thanks to a contract with Alcatel-Lucent.
Vodafone CEO sees consolidation as inevitable as it readies to shake up Europe's telecoms market.
Under pressure from competitors, Germany's incumbent telco plans infrastructure improvements.
Vodafone has more than doubled the number of areas where its LTE service is available.
Faster fixed line and mobile broadband are on the menu in Spain as rivals team up to begin work on new infrastructure.
The New Zealand government is expecting to pick up at least NZ$198 million in the auction of its 700MHz spectrum beginning at the end of October.
If the status quo remains in place, Verizon's deal makes sense. However, if the U.S. wireless industry---already saturated---sees a price war or Sprint and T-Mobile step up Verizon's assumptions may be challenged.