T-Mobile Names First 42Mbps HSPA+ Markets
T-Mobile today announced the first three markets where it will double HSPA+ speeds from 21Mbps to 42Mbps. New York City, Las Vegas, and Orlando will be the first, followed by Chicago and Long Island / Northern New Jersey later this year. T-Mobile says its HSPA+ network will be available at 42Mbps in 25 markets by mid-year, covering some 140 million Americans. In addition to the network improvements, T-Mobile announced seven new devices that can take advantage of its 21Mbps HSPA+ network, including the LG G2x, the Sidekick 4G, the LG G-Slate tablet, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot (made by ZTE), and the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 laptop dongle. The T-Mobile Jet 3.0 laptop dongle will be the first to support the 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
LG Q6 to Come to U.S. as Amazon Prime Exclusive
Amazon today announced that it will soon offer a slew of LG Android smartphones through its Amazon Prime Exclusives program. Among them is the LG Q6 (pictured), marking the first time this particular phone is being made available to U.S.
FCC Docs Reveal Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with Band 71 for T-Mobile
Documents seen on the FCC web site suggest the Galaxy S8 Active will be Samsung's first Band 71-compatible smartphone for T-Mobile. The government agency recently approved a new version of the SM-G892U, already sold as the Galaxy S8 Active by AT&T, this time with Band 66 and Band 71 aboard.
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 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.
SWEET! ATT announces 42Mbps HSPA+ Markets