LTE to HSPA Hand-Off Successfully Achieved
Today ST-Ericsson and Ericsson said that they achieved a real-world Long Term Evolution to HSPA data call hand-off using a multi-mode device. The device was running ST-Ericsson's commercially available M710 platform, which is compliant with 3GPP Release 8 standards. Multi-mode equipment that can run both LTE and HSPA will help ease the transition from 3G to 4G wireless services, as devices will be able to access and roam between the different types of networks.
Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe
Pantech today announced the Vybe, a quick messaging device that features both a touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Vybe, which is an update to the Ease, includes a 3.2-inch 400 x 240-pixel display with three customizable home screens.
Apple and Ericsson Argue Over LTE Patents
Apple and Ericsson have filed legal grievances against one another regarding the value of LTE patents. A patent agreement between the two companies expired two years ago and they have failed to come to terms in signing a new one.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
Very good news for AT&T
This will be like the 3G battle, Verizon will more likely be at the top for this one too...