Airvana Boosts Femtocell Data Speeds Five-Fold
Airvana has created new femtocell technology that increases in-home data coverage and in-hone data speeds. In Airvana's tests, it found that it could provide a 2Mbps connection to an EVDO data network consistently via its femtocell, which is about five times what users typically experience in the real world on cellular macro networks. Airvana's femtocell is called HubBub, and it provides EVDO Rev. A coverage indoors. No carriers have announced plans to offer the HubBub, but it is compatible with Alltel, Sprint and Verizon's CDMA networks.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data
T-Mobile today unveiled a new coverage map that it claims is far more accurate than the maps offered by its competitors. T-Mobile is populating the map with data generated by its own customers.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
T-Mobile Agrees to Show Customers Real Speed Test Data
T-Mobile today agreed to offer customers a more accurate reading of their data speeds throughout each billng cycle. Earlier this year, T-Mobile exempted certain speed tests from counting against customers' data limits.
Verizon Looking to Be First to Deploy 5G
Verizon Wireless wants to stay ahead of the curve and be among the first to launch fifth-generation (or 5G) wireless network technology. The company plans to begin field tests at its Innovation Centers, which are dedicated sandboxes for testing apps and services, located in San Francisco and Waltham, Mass., at some point in 2016.
EVDO Rev A real worls speeds
CDMA Down Link Up Link
EVDO-A 450-850K 300-400K
EVDO-0 300-500K 60- 90K
1xRTT 60- 90K 60- 90K