Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring

Devin Coldewey, Tech Crunch, 3/3/17 The FCC has given several companies the go-ahead to activate a wireless technology called LTE-U in their base stations; if all goes as planned, devices will be able to communicate cellular data over unlicensed frequencies technically overlapping with those of Wi-Fi. The basic idea behind LTE-U (and related techniques called […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi vs. LTE could be the start of a mobile rollercoaster

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 10/11/16 More mobile services will start sharing spectrum, so your speeds could vary more The long fight over LTE networks sharing frequencies with Wi-Fi may be just the first of many battles as device makers and service providers try to make the most of the limited available spectrum. Around the world, regulators and […]

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Posted on October 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi Alliance publishes LTE/WiFi coexistence test plan

Richard Chirgwin, The Register, 9/22/16 Would-be LTE-U carriers told to take these tests, or just leave off The Wi-Fi Alliance’s long-awaited – and controversial – LTE-U Coexistence Test plan has landed. The reg-walled test plan is supposed to help work out if LTE-U – the mobile carriers’ plan to use unlicensed spectrum if nobody else […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile’s 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

Roger Cheng, CNET, 9/22/16 The nation’s third-largest carrier gets into 5G in a big way. T-Mobile has mocked the other carriers for making ridiculous promises and hyping up 5G, or the next generation of wireless technology. So what does it do on Tuesday? Hype up 5G. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray laid out his […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile One Plus with Unlimited LTE Tethering and HD Video Streaming Announced

Rajesh Pandey, iPhoneHacks, 8/29/16 Less than a couple of weeks after T-Mobile announced T-Mobile One with unlimited data and voice with a lot of hidden conditions, the carrier has unveiled a new plan: T-Mobile One Plus. The release of T-Mobile One led the carrier to face a lot of criticism since it was only providing […]

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Posted on August 29, 2016 at 9:56 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LTE-U’s window is closing and bigger 5G disputes may be coming

The Register, 8/22/16 Verizon and Qualcomm slam Wi-Fi Alliance’s proposed test framework One of the presumed outcomes of the 5G process is full convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, with one or more air interface standards which can span both, using frequencies entirely flexibly according to requirement. This is a very long way off, if […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FCC votes to begin working toward 5G wireless networks

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, 7/15/16 In a unanimous vote this morning, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to begin readying the United States for 5G wireless networks. The proceedings will lead to the commission opening up airwaves that allow for faster data speeds; rights to those airwaves will then be auctioned off to companies […]

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Posted on July 15, 2016 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon hopes to set 5G agenda with latest milestone

Roger Cheng, CNET news, 7/11/16 The carrier and its partners agree to a set of standards — a move that pushes the 5G effort forward and that reinforces Verizon’s leadership in the upcoming wireless tech. The reality of 5G, wireless connectivity that’s faster than our speediest home internet service, is years away. But that isn’t […]

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google’s Project Fi cell service adds US Cellular to the mix

Ron Amadeo, CNET, 6/9/16 Multi-network MVNO now picks the best connection from T-Mo, Sprint, and US Cellular. Project Fi, Google’s MVNO cellular service, launched last year with the unique ability to switch between multiple networks—T-Mobile and Sprint. Today Google announced that it is adding a third network into the mix—US Cellular. US Cellular is the fifth-largest carrier in the US, […]

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Posted on June 9, 2016 at 9:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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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