Wilson Electronics Debuts Verizon LTE Signal Booster
Wilson Electronics has announced a new cellular phone signal booster that supports Verizon Wireless's 700MHz Long Term Evolution 4G network. The Sleek4G-V is a cradle holder for mobile devices meant for use in moving vehicles, and also supports 3G and 2G cellular signals in the 700MHz, 800MHz and 1900MHz frequency bands. Wilson says the Sleek4G-V has 20 times the signal-collecting capabilities that most mobile devices do. The Sleek4G-V will cost $149.99 and is expected to reach stores during the second quarter of the year.
Review: WeBoost Eqo In-Home Signal Booster
WeBoost's Eqo signal booster promises to improve cellular coverage in your home or apartment. Consisting of a booster and antenna, the whole system fits most average dwellings.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
WeBoost, SureCall Roll Out In-Home Signal Boosters
WeBoost and SureCall both used CES as an opportunity to show off new cell signal boosters. Both products work in a similar fashion: they collect cell signals from nearby cell towers, amplify them, and rebroadcast them within the home to improve coverage and signal strength.
AT&T Trudges Forward with 700MHz Interoperability
AT&T recently told the FCC where it stands with respect to interoperability in the 700MHz band and said it is making good progress. At issue is phones' abilities to roam between several different bands within the 700MHz A Block slice of airwaves, specifically Band 17 and Band 12.
Why is this product even being made? I thought Verizon's LTE was going to reach every person in the entire US and of course the 700mhz spectrum can penetrate 50ft of solid concrete!