Analysts say that mobile data speeds will slow down to sub 1Mbps speeds in 3 years’ time as the demand for smartphone data usage outpaces network capacity.
Terms like 4G and LTE have been tossed around with abandon the past year or so. Every carrier is either touting their LTE network, or promising you’ll have it soon. LTE is definitely our future, but it’s not our present. We are on the brink of some really fast data transmission speeds, so let’s get to know our new friend LTE. Is it really the new Standard? More importantly, when will you get it?
T-Mobile announced the first prepaid unlimited 4G data plan in the U.S., which will be available to subscribers starting January 9.
Sprint customers have a reason to rejoice, especially the ones who were fed-up with its call drop out and clogged network.
Rumors started to emerge a couple of months ago that Sprint would like to buy up the rest of the controlling shares in Clearwire. The deal, which is worth $2.2 billion, has been finalized and is all about airwaves.
Unlike its competitors, T-Mobile is yet to roll out its LTE network in the country, which it only plans to introduce next year. What it does have is the infrastructure for HSPA+ network, one that T-Mo says is just as good as 4G LTE. Check if your area is now covered by the carrier’s HSPA+ network.
AT&T has added six new cities to its LTE coverage including Albuquerque, N.M., Reading, Penn., and Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA and Guayama, San German-Cabo Rojo, and Yauco in Puerto Rico.
It’s been a long time coming, but those in France who long for some high-speed Internet access on their mobile device can pin their hope of seeing 4G in the area on SFR, as the Vivendi-owned telecom company has begun the first phase of its 4G network roll out.
EE’s 4G data plans increased around 60% with the launch of SIM-only data-only plans to offer more choices to its customers. There are no changes in the monthly fee with the change in data plans. The new 30-day contract plan with limited data allowance of 5GB will be available for free for the first month to those users who would sign up for the plan before December 23.
Just in time for the start of the festive season, T-Mobile is giving customers the gifts of better 4G coverage, as the carrier improves its 1900MHz HSPA+ network in 10 markets. This means those who own unlocked AT&T handsets can benefit from the enhanced data and voice coverage.