T-Mobile Leap-Frogging HSPA+ 84Mbps to LTE Instead
T-Mobile USA today indicated that it no longer plans to deploy HSPA+ 84Mbps network services. Instead, T-Mobile USA will jump from its 42Mbps HSPA+ service straight to LTE. T-Mobile USA's Andrew Sherrard told The Verge that the original HSPA+ 84Mbps plan would have required T-Mobile to refarm some of its 1900MHz spectrum. Since it needs to take this same step to deploy LTE, it makes sense for T-Mobile to skip deploying HSPA+ 84Mbps.
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.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
Ultra Mobile Now Offering LTE
Ultra Mobile, an MVNO that resells access to T-Mobile's network, recently begun offering customers access to LTE data. Ultra Mobile doesn't sell handsets and instead only sells SIM cards.
Moto G to Come In CDMA and GSM Variants
Motorola has revealed there will be at least two variants of the Moto G handset for the U.S. market.