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.
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.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
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