U.S. Cellular Says LTE Buildout Largely Complete
U.S. Cellular has finished building its LTE network, said the company, which now provides LTE coverage to 99% of its customers. With the LTE network up and running, U.S. Cellular is also expanding its roaming agreements with several other operators around the country, giving its own customers the ability to connect when not in areas with U.S. Cellular coverage. The company didn't name its LTE roaming partners. As far as VoLTE is concerned, the company said the trials it began late last year are promising, and it expects to launch VoLTE across its network on a commercial basis in 2017.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
AT&T Targets Late 2018 for Consumer Mobile 5G Launch
Jan 4, 2018
AT&T today said it expects to launch commercial mobile 5G service in a dozen markets by late 2018. The company claims it will be the first U.S.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Feb 15, 2018
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
AT&T and Verizon Kick Off Interoperable VoLTE Calling
Jul 6, 2016
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have begun allowing some customers to place VoLTE calls to one another. The carriers' deployment of interoperable VoLTE is woefully behind schedule.
AT&T Expanding 5G Trials to More Markets
Aug 30, 2017
AT&T today said it plans to test its fixed 5G wireless technology with consumers and businesses in a handful of new markets. It kicked off 5G trials earlier this year in Austin and will expand to Waco, Texas; Kalamazoo, Mich.; and South Bend, Ind.