Verizon, AT&T, Ericsson expect pre-standard 5G deployments to feed into official standards

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 9/14/15 Just as was the case with 4G, expect wireless carriers to market their networks as “5G” even before the industry has standardized such next-generation networks, according to a senior AT&T executive. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Ericsson  and other key industry players expect carriers and vendors to work on pre-5G technologies before standards […]

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Wi-Fi mobile data provider Karma moving to Sprint’s LTE network

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 11/7/13 Startup, still on WiMax, sells portable Wi-Fi hotspots and offers data by the gigabyte Karma, the startup that offers pay-as-you-go mobile data through a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, will catch up with the 4G world next year by moving to LTE.    Karma’s portable Wi-Fi hotspot Karma sells a hockey-puck-like hotspot that […]

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Posted on November 7, 2013 at 7:26 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ting Launches ‘Mobile Service That Makes Sense’ on Sprint

Eric M. Zeman, PhoneScoop, 2/3/2012 A company called Ting has this week launched its cellular phone service using Sprint’s CDMA and WiMax networks. Ting, which is operated by Tucows, provides inexpensive, no-contract access to mobile services. Potential customers will need to buy a Ting-branded phone from Ting, which range from the Samsung Reclaim for $45 […]

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Posted on February 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Clearwire 4G users and data use booming

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 1/24/2012 Clearwire said WiMax data use by subscribers of Sprint and other partners grew at twice the rate of customer growth Clearwire exceeded 10 million subscribers in the fourth quarter but still needs to raise more money to build its planned LTE network, a task that could be funded in part by […]

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Posted on January 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sprint drops WiMAX phones for LTE, ‘all’ to get NFC

Electronista, 1/14/2012 Sprint to move phones wholesale to 4G and NFC Sprint in commentary during CES confrimed that it was dropping WiMAX on smartphones. The initial LTE smartphones were ultimately representing a full-scale switch to the technology for 4G phones, PCMag was told. The carrier was being more aggressive than it had suggested before and, […]

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Posted on January 14, 2012 at 8:23 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sprint converts its network to LTE, plans ‘aggressive rollout’ to be completed by 2013

Joseph Volpe, Engadget, 10/7/2011 We knew more or less that an announcement of this sort was coming. Back in July, Dan Hesse had teased us face-to-face with the promise of a “great story this fall around 4G,” and now the time to tell that tale has arrived. At its strategy event today, Sprint finally went […]

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Posted on October 7, 2011 at 9:32 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi hotspots, the once and future network king

Kevin C. Tofel, GigaOM, 8/29/2011 Wi-Fi hotspots will continue to grow in terms of locations, the total number of connections and their importance to network operators who face growing data demand. In its latest report, In-Stat research provides some numbers to give some sense of scale for the hotspot trend, estimating that in 2015, wireless hotspots will account […]

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Posted on August 29, 2011 at 11:53 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Can the cable industry succeed at wireless?

Sue Marek, FierceWireless, 8/11/2011 The third time is not always a charm–at least not when it comes to the cable industry succeeding at selling wireless services. By my count, the cable industry has made at least three attempts over the past two decades to gain a foothold in the wireless industry and build the elusive […]

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Posted on August 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Clearwire Announces Intent to Add LTE to Its Network to Accelerate Wholesale Business

Clearwire, 8/3/2011 KIRKLAND, Wash, Aug. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq:CLWR), a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services in the United States, today announced its intent to add “LTE Advanced-ready” technology to its 4G network. The announcement follows the successful completion of 4G technology trials that achieved download speeds exceeding 120 Mbps […]

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Posted on August 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T to unveil first two 4G LTE products

Roger Cheng, CNET News, 7/12/2011 AT&T is jumping into the actual 4G game with its first two LTE products. The Elevate 4G mobile hot-spot devices is one of the first products that will use AT&T’s upcoming 4G LTE network. (Credit: AT&T) The telecommunications giant plans to show off a laptop card called the USBConnect Momentum […]

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Posted on July 12, 2011 at 9:01 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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