Verizon, AT&T offering interoperable VoLTE to some customers

Colin Gibbs, FierceWireless, 7/7/16 The nation’s two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Finally. VoLTE offers as much as three times more voice and data capacity than 3G technologies, enabling higher quality connections. The technology also allows carriers to increase bandwidth. AT&T confirmed to FierceWireless that some […]

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Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:17 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 2/12/16 Ericsson and Nokia have new tricks to improve the networks we’re using now Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won’t officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also show off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people […]

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Posted on February 12, 2016 at 8:50 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Unlicensed LTE in the 3.5GHz band could be good for enterprises

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 2/1/16 Forget about it hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in business Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years. So-called unlicensed LTE has come under fire ever since the news about it first broke more […]

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Posted on February 1, 2016 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What is 5G?

CNN Money, 12/7/15 Just five years after the first 4G smartphone hit the market, the wireless industry is already preparing for 5G. Each of the four nationwide cell phone carriers, as well as smartphone chipmakers and the major network equipment companies are working on developing 5G network technology for their customers. There are many significant […]

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Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:00 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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4G Flaw Affects All Android Phones on AT&T, Verizon

Tom’s Guide / Marshall Honorof, Yahoo!News, 10/22/15 The vast majority of security flaws can only affect you if your software is out-of-date, or if you neglect to install a security suite. Once in a while, though, one crops up that blasts users across the board. Such is the case with a newly discovered cellphone flaw. […]

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Posted on October 22, 2015 at 7:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile announces video calling

Matt Hamblen, Computer World, 9/8/15 T-Mobile today announced video calling over LTE and Wi-Fi from the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5, with more smartphone models that will support the feature lined up. The carrier said “simple software updates” make the feature possible, with a video call activated with the push […]

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Posted on September 8, 2015 at 7:53 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Swisscom claims European first after combining Wi-Fi calling with VoLTE

Michael Carroll, FierceWireless, 8/28/15 Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings. The operator launched its Wi-Fi calling service in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Thursday and said it planned to extend the service to other countries over time. […]

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Posted on August 28, 2015 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mobile’s Explosive Growth Means Developers Could Ignore LTE

Ewan Spenc, Forbes, 6/12/15 With 4G LTE connectivity, stable wi-fi, and all the benefits of fast and accessible data pipes, mobile developers have the luxury of always-on and always-available data. While that’s great for the North American and Western European app market, as new territories become more immersed in smartphone culture, new opportunities open up, those opportunities will […]

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Posted on June 12, 2015 at 6:09 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sprint brings Wi-Fi calling feature to newer iPhones, but smooth handoffs are MIA

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 4/13/15 Wi-Fi calling service is coming to Apple’s  iPhone. The carrier said that starting today, Sprint customers with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s and 5c will get access to the feature via an over-the-air software update that will be distributed over the next week. Sprint said that with the addition of […]

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Posted on April 13, 2015 at 8:56 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Cablevision’s WiFi-only unlimited mobile phone service is live

Richard Lawler, Engadget. 2/6/15 The all-WiFi phone service Cablevision announced in January is now available. Unlike the usual mobile carrier, the Freewheel phone (currently a $100 second generation Moto G) only operates on WiFi — to keep costs down it doesn’t look for 3G, LTE or any other kind of signal. Of course, if you’re […]

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Posted on February 6, 2015 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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