AT&T Says LTE-Advanced On Tap for 2013
AT&T will upgrade its 4G network to Long Term Evolution-Advanced technology starting in 2013, according to statements made by Krish Prabhu, president and CEO of AT&T Labs. Prabhu was speaking at the LTE North America conference in Dallas when he made the statements. AT&T later confirmed Prabhu's remarks, but declined to comment further on the timing for the LTE-Advanced deployment. Sprint and Clearwire have also committed to deploying LTE-Advanced. Verizon Wireless, the nation's other large LTE network operator, has yet to announce plans beyond its current LTE network.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Verizon to Test 5G In 11 Cities By Mid-Year
Verizon Wireless today said it plans to trial 5G technology in 11 U.S. markets later this year.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
i still only have 2g edge!
They need to get LTE to all of their native footp...