T-Mobile To Launch HSPA+ 42 Mbps Phones This Year
T-Mobile USA today announced its HSPA+ plans for 2011. The company will launch 25 new devices this year with HSPA+, including smartphones with HSPA+ 21 Mbps in the first half, and HSPA+ 42 Mbps smartphones in the second half of 2011. The company also announced plans to carry the new Dell Streak 7, a 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet with a 7-inch screen and HSPA+ 21 Mbps. T-Mobile's HSPA+ "4G" network currently reaches 200 million people in 100 metro areas. The upgraded 42 Mbps network has already launched in Las Vegas and will reach 140 million people in 25 metro areas by mid-2011. T-Mobile's testing shows that HSPA+ 42 Mbps delivers real-world average data speeds equal to Verizon's LTE network. Real-world upload speeds with the new network are expected to be 5-8 Mbps.
Sprint Flips On 3-Channel Carrier Aggregation for iPhones and Galaxies
Sprint gave some of its high-end smartphones a speed boost this week. The company added 3-channel carrier aggregation to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG V20 and G5.
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.
Cricket Customers Won't Benefit from AT&T's LTE Advancements for Now
Cricket Wireless customers shouldn't expect to see an improvement in data speeds any time soon, despite the incredible gains in LTE performance made by Cricket parent AT&T. Cricket caps all customers' data speeds at 8 Mbps, even though its phones and the network support speeds up to 10 times faster.
Oppo Shows Off R7 Plus and R5s Smartphones
Oppo today announced two new handsets, the R7 Plus and the R5s (pictured). Both share thin and premium designs with internal specs such as 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processors, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and 13-megapixel Sony cameras.
ITU Targets 20 Gbps for 5G Specification
The International Telecommunications Union today released a draft report for what might eventually become the 5G specification. IMT-2020 is the working name for the 5G standard and the ITU has laid out a basic framework it wants to see technology companies meet.
Anybody in Las Vegas?
IrishCarBomb sounds like he can provide us with the technical part of whatever questions we may have.
That's easy to do when you don't have the subscribers to bog down the network. Like them to get those speeds with the same load as VZW or AT&T.
True. That's why I'm happy they're not getting the iPhone....
Verizon's LTE network is the completely empty one right now.