Will HSPA+ & EDGE exist with continued LTE rollouts?
May 20, 2014
According to Infonetics Research, older wireless networks such as EDGE and HSPA will remain for operators even though LTE rollouts continue to expand across the country. Infonetics found that nearly 75 percent of survey respondents are running EDGE networks to enable new services and enhance user experience. However, those operators that do not have EDGE also do not see a need for it.
Leak: Moto G will reach LTE speeds with today’s announcement
May 13, 2014
A new LTE equipped version of the Moto G has just shown up at Amazon.com, all ahead of today's announcement! Now it's all but guaranteed to be announced.
4G costs carriers less to deliver than 3G, so why does it cost more?
May 12, 2014
Did you know that when you upgrade your phone to your wireless providers' 4G network, you are actually helping your wireless provider financially? Wireless providers' 4G networks are cheaper to deliver for cellular carriers. So, why do you end up paying more for using the 4G network than on the slower 3G service?
Verizon continues pushing LTE as replacement for fiber
April 29, 2014
In 1993, Verizon signed an agreement with New Jersey that provided the company with near $13 billion in subsidies and tax cuts in exchange for a promise to wire all of the state with 45 Mbps fixed-line broadband by 2010. Verizon didn't keep its promise.
T-Mobile takes aim at Verizon, plans to upgrade its 2G network to 4G LTE
March 13, 2014
T-Mobile has announced its plans to add 4G LTE to its slower 2G network, bringing additional coverage and speed to its customers.
MediaTek unveils its 64-bit, LTE integrated, MT6732 SoC
February 24, 2014
MediaTek's new MT6732 mobile SoC is 64-bit and LTE compatible and is based on four ARM Cortex A53 cores.
Samsung announces the Galaxy Core LTE
February 18, 2014
Samsung has just announced a new smartphone, the Galaxy Core LTE, which offers up faster LTE (4G) data speeds in a mid-range handset.
Moto X outperforms the competition in LTE network connectivity test
January 21, 2014
In a recent Signals Research test it was determined that the Moto X outperformed several other major Android devices in terms of network connectivity performance. Keep reading for more details!
Think your LTE is fast? Koreans will have 300Mbps LTE-A this year
January 20, 2014
By combining three distinct spectrum bands, two of Korea’s largest carriers will be able to offer LTE download speeds of up to 300Mbps by the end of the year.
Smartphones use a second CPU and second operating system in their baseband modems
November 18, 2013
At the heart of every smartphone there is a baseband processor which contains a general purpose ARM processor and runs its own operating system. These operating systems are closed source and vulnerable to hackers.