Sprint MVNO Karma Expanding to LTE
Karma, an MVNO that resells access to Sprint's network, today announced that it is making the jump from WiMAX to LTE. Karma's single product is a hotspot that connects people to the internet via Wi-Fi. Karma will continue to sell the WiMAX-based mobile hotspot but will add an LTE/WiMAX-enabled hotspot to its lineup during the first half of 2014. Customers who purchase the WiMAX hotspot before the LTE hotspot launches will be able to upgrade once the LTE hotspot is available. Sprint's WiMAX network is still up and running in 80 markets across the country, but its LTE network now covers 230 markets.
AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else.
Alcatel Linkzone Mobile Hotspot Now Available from T-Mobile
Alcatel today announced the Linkzone, a mobile hotspot for T-Mobile. The Linkzone connects to T-Mobile's LTE 4G network and can provide WiFi-based access to up to 15 other mobile devices, such as laptops and tablets.
ZTE Debuts Mobile Hotspot, Home Phone on Sprint
ZTE today announced two new connected devices for Sprint. The ZTE Warp Connect (pictured) is a mobile hotspot.
Sprint and Alcatel Debut Ride-Fi for In-Car Hotspot
Sprint and Alcatel today made the Ride-Fi available for purchase. This mobile hotspot, first announced last month, was made specifically for cars and plugs into vehicles' DC power port for in-car connectivity.