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    T-Mobile and Verizon Announce Big News for 4G Network

    T-Mobile confirmed in the early morning hours of Monday that the carrier has reached an extensive agreement with Verizon to license AWS spectrum in key markets around the U.S. The result of the arrangement will be a boost for T-Mobile USA and its subscribers. The bolstered spectrum will, needless to say, vastly improve upon the …   Read More

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    Qualcomm Prepping 4G LTE Chips for Next iPhone

    Apple’s 6th generation iPhone is on the way. And Qualcomm will reportedly play a major role in its looming production. According to reports out of the far east today, some of the industry’s biggest chipmakers are actively preparing to make the new iPhone 4G LTE compatible. Qualcomm, Broadcom, STMicroelectronics, NXP, Texas Instruments (TI) and OmniVision …   Read More

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    70 Percent of Operators Are Now Behind Immediate LTE Expansion

    Operators are quickly warming up to 4G LTE and backing its expansion in the coming years. Global momentum behind 4G/ LTE is set to accelerate with the majority of operators planning to launch LTE services this year or next, shows new survey by Informa Telecoms & Media. Almost 60% of operators stated that they will …   Read More

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    U.S. Cellular Rolls Out 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

    U.S. Cellular today confirmed its expansion into the realm of 4G LTE devices with the launch of the Samsung SCH-LC11 Mobile Hotspot. According to the mobile operator, the lightweight device gives users the quality high-speed connectivity they expect. The device is available online directly from the carrier now but it will also be in stores …   Read More

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    RUMOR: Apple’s 6th Generation iPhone Coming in September

    Nothing like a hot mobile rumor in an otherwise ordinary Wednesday. This morning, Digitimes reported out of Asia that Apple’s sixth generation iPhone will be unveiled in September. In recent weeks, speculation has swirled that Apple will release the next new iPhone either in June at the company’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, or in October – …   Read More

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    AT&T Exec Says Standard Tablet Features May Soon Change

    Today, only half of all iPads sold are those with a corresponding radio that now only lends users a new connectivity option, but also requires more cash up front for the hardware. But in a new interview with Macworld, Glenn Lurie – president of emerging devices at AT&T – says that cell radios should – …   Read More

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    ABI Says Record Number of 4G Devices to Ship in 2012

    According to the latest published insights and projections from ABI Research, 4G subscriber adoption is poised to “take off” in 2012 as a range of 4G-enabled mobile devices will consume the masses. From USB dongles, smartphones, tablets, 4G portable hotspots, and wireless broadband CPE modems, retail stores will soon be teeming with more 4G devices …   Read More

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    ABI Says Mobile Core Revenues Dipped Last Year

    According to a new report published Tuesday by ABI Research, operator spending for mobile core networks decreased from $24.6 billion in 2010 to $21.4 billion in 2011. This information is derived from the revenues reported by network equipment vendors. “The overall decrease in mobile core network spending comes despite significant operator investments in 2011 for …   Read More

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    LTE Comes to Alaska Through MTA Partnership with Verizon

    LTE is coming to Alaska. That was the announcement Wednesday from Matanuska Telephone Association, a telecommunications carrier in Alaska. The company has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the LTE in Rural America program. Under the LTE in Rural America program, Verizon Wireless is working with rural carriers to jumpstart the …   Read More

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    4G Mobile Phones Claim Huge Chunk of Market Share ‘Overnight’

    In a development that some analysts say happened almost overnight, 4G smartphones have dramatically taken off in popularity and and ubiquity. That much is clear from a new report from NPD Group, which shows that 4G devices now represent 35 percent of the mobile phone market in the fourth quarter. That’s a significant increase from …   Read More