U.S. Cellular: CDMA carriers face a VoLTE ‘gap’

Colin Gibbs, Fiercewireless, 5/12/16 While some U.S. carriers are moving ambitiously to deploy VoLTE — T-Mobile is the obvious example here — U.S. Cellular is taking a more measured approach and plans to begin to bring the technology to market next year. And one major factor is that CDMA operators face a greater challenge with […]

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Posted on May 12, 2016 at 8:34 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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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/ Marshall Honorof, Yahoo!News, 10/22/15 The vast majority of security flaws can only affect you if your software is out-of-date, or if you neglect to install a security suite.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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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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Verizon gets ready to shut down its 3G networks as LTE takes over

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 12/5/14 Verizon may not be releasing its first LTE-only phones until 2016, but it’s already preparing for the day when its legacy CDMA and EV-DO networks ride into the sunset. Wireless tracker Milan Milanovic has discovered that the carrier is now using LTE data in Cleveland and Manhattan on 1,900MHz frequencies that […]

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Posted on December 5, 2014 at 8:19 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Meet VoLTE, The Future Of Phone Calls

Dan Rowinski, ReadWriteWeb, 6/2/14 The Next Big Thing for mobile phones will help out carriers and smartphone makers quite a bit. Consumers? Not so much. If you haven’t already, soon you’re going to be hearing a lot about a new standard for making mobile phone calls: VoLTE. It stands for “voice over LTE,” but what […]

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Posted on June 2, 2014 at 9:07 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon committed to VoLTE with HD Voice in 2014

Tammy Parker, FierceWireless, 5/1/14 Verizon  Wireless confirmed that it expects to introduce VoLTE this year and will simultaneously roll out mobile high-definition (HD) voice using the W-AMR speech compression algorithm. Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo said at an investment conference in August 2013 that the company would introduce VoLTE in the first half of 2014. […]

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Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Tri-band capable Samsung Galaxy S 4 gets Wi-Fi Calling

Mark Elliott, Sprint, 4/10/14 Samsung Galaxy S 4® with Sprint Spark™ (enhanced LTE) becomes a fourth Wi-Fi Calling enabled smartphone from Sprint through an over-the-air update that started rolling out today. The update notification will be pushed to all our customers automatically during the next few weeks. Wi-Fi Calling is a FREE service that lets you […]

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:43 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sprint launches Wi-Fi calling, turning the Galaxy Mega, S4 Mini into IP phones

Kevin Fitchard, GigaOM, 2/25/14 In what could be a precursor to a full-blown voice-over-LTE service, Sprint is turning on voice-over-Wi-Fi in two Samsung smartphones, with more devices to follow. In the next few weeks, Sprint customers with a Samsung Galaxy Mega or a Galaxy S4 Mini will get an over-the-air software update that will turn […]

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Posted on February 25, 2014 at 7:27 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Machine-to-machine systems resurrect a mobile rivalry

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 4/25/13 Sprint and component maker U-blox want to help machine-to-machine technology transition to CDMA Just as the mobile world seems to be finding peace and harmony around LTE, the age-old feud between GSM and CDMA is flaring up again. Now, the battleground is M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, the emerging use of wireless to […]

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Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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