AT&T to Light Up Boston and D.C. with LTE Soon
AT&T today said during a press call that it will launch its brand new Long Term Evolution 4G network in Boston and Washington, D.C. next, though it didn't say when. AT&T also reiterated that it will launch its first LTE handsets in the fourth quarter. AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega said that they will be thin, fast, have bright screens, and long battery life.
9 Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone Battery Life
Battery life continues to be one of the biggest limitations facing modern mobile devices. Batteries can only last so long when you're sending messages, snapping pix, and streaming media for hours on end.
AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
AT&T CEO Believes Phone Subsidies Will Eventually Vanish
Phone subsidies and two-year contracts are on their way out the door, according to Ralph de la Vega, AT&T's CEO of mobile and business solutions. "I think it is one of those options that is going to go away slowly," said de la Vega to Recode, "not because we insist on it but because customers will choose it less often." AT&T has made changes recently to limit the availability of subsidies and contracts.
Researchers Create Low-Power, High-Resolution Display Tech
Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered new display technology that can be used to make bright, high-resolution screens while hardly drawing any power. Oxford is bullish enough on the technology that it formed a new company, called Bodle Technologies, to commercialize the discovery.