So what’s the deal with 5G? The industry is likely queuing up this new technology as a proactive solution for the wireless problems of the future. Frankly, it’s tough to predict how 5G could change the wireless environment on any scale—but we can make some educated predictions.
The U.S. carrier race for best 4G LTE coverage continues. Last week, AT&T proclaimed itself the king of LTE in North America, with about 355 million people covered under its 4G LTE – more than any other carrier. Meanwhile, despite this recognition, Verizon continues to outperform its competitors with the best overall network performance...
According to recent data, there were 755 million total LTE connections globally at the end of Q2 2015. More specifically, North America increased its 4G connection base by 49 percent in the past year to reach 197 million.
Throughout the year, carriers have worked to improve their offerings, including better WiFi performance and expanded LTE coverage. These improvements – and others on the horizon – paint a bright future for network performance in 2015.
Carrier network growth must accommodate rising data usage across the industry -- Continuing its recent “UnCarrier” theme to set itself apart from competitors, T-Mobile is making headlines again with its Q3 earnings.
We know we’ve become attached to our smart devices, but do we know exactly how much our increasing obsession is costing us? Average annual U.S. household spending on cell phone bills has grown by more than four times in the past 13 years.
As a testament to the prevalence and unparalleled growth of LTE around the world, the number of LTE-enabled user devices has increased again by 78.8 percent, while the number of LTE device manufacturers has increased by 52.5 percent.
Following the announcement that T-Mobile will offer free in-home WiFi equipment to subscribers as part of its UnCarrier 7.0 launch, market leaders AT&T and Verizon have announced that they will follow suit – next year.
Earlier this month, Sprint signed low-cost LTE roaming agreements with a dozen rural operators. This will broaden Sprint's LTE presence while simultaneously providing rural carriers with the necessary tools to successfully deploy LTE.
An infographic comparing U.S. carriers’ 2G/3G, 3G+ and LTE network coverage (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon). Based on speed tests of working 4G LTE signals and networks across the U.S., we can get a good view of 4G connectivity.
The price of the merger is about $40 per share for Sprint to purchase T-Mobile, resulting in a total mega-deal of around $32 billion. The intended merger is expected to officially be announced within the next few months.
T-Mobile closed a $2.4 billion buyout of A-Band 700MHz spectrum from Verizon Wireless, a low-band spectrum deal that will open the door for better in-building, suburban and rural coverage by the end of 2014.
As more users utilize 4G LTE capabilities, the overall quality of networks around the world is rapidly improving. But in terms of good coverage and fast speeds, LTE still has a long way to go to achieve its full potential.
In light of the 2013 study revealing that mobile data usage is happening at an unprecedented rate, research also revealed that a mere 0.1 percent of LTE subscribers are responsible for as much as half of 4G data usage.
According to recent studies, we're consuming data faster than ever. Operators are turning to “offloading” to handle the data traffic crowding their mobile networks, particularly as technology like LTE continues to steadily flourish.
While fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet make LTE the next generation mobile technology, LTE devices are also more susceptible to security threats than their 3G counterparts. Defend your mobile device against increasing malware threats...
When it comes to wireless, speed is everyone’s number one priority -- but there’s more to this lightning-fast technology than just speed. Wireless network latency plays a considerable role in maintaining the speed of LTE and other high-speed wireless technologies.
With its incredibly fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet, LTE is considered the next generation mobile radio technology. This heat map displays the progress that LTE has made across the world, with different regions at various levels of integration...
Although the WiFi market continues to quickly grow and evolve, there are still significant obstacles on the path to achieving seamless and improved WiFi usage. Below are a list of the toughest problems carriers face when it comes to a seamless WiFi experience.
These diagrams provide us with a great view of 4G connectivity in areas that haven't yet been officially announced by carriers -- and it's also a great visualization that allows us to get a concrete and tangible look at the increasing overall proliferation of LTE.
As the U.S. top wireless carriers begin the homestretch of deploying upgraded LTE systems, it’s becoming clear that the future for LTE is limitless. The current infrastructure being built by mobile carriers is based on FD (frequency-division) LTE – the earliest version of the wireless broadband system.