Clearwire and China Mobile to Develop Interoperable TD-LTE
Clearwire and China Mobile today announced an agreement that will see the companies, in cooperation with the Global TD-LTE Initiative, developing interoperable TD-LTE devices. Specifically, the companies have agreed to develop common test specifications and interoperability testing for TD-LTE devices in the 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz spectrum bands. This will eventually lead to multi-mode, quad-band LTE devices that can run on Clearwire's TD-LTE network in the U.S. and roam onto China Mobile's FDD-LTE network in China. LTE 4G is being deployed on a wide range of spectrum in countries around the world, and international roaming issues have yet to be solved by the majority of device makers and network operators. Clearwire is currently in the process of switching its WiMax network to TD-LTE, with some of the first markets planned to go live later this year.
Facebook Adds Social Functions to Live Video
May 23, 2017
Facebook today announced two new features for live video that should make it more interactive and social. First, there's Live Chat With Friends.
AT&T Throwing 5G Tech at the Wall to See What Sticks
Jan 31, 2017
AT&T today said it plans to test a wide variety of potential 5G technologies throughout the year as it evolves from 4G LTE to next-generation mobile broadband. For example, the company intends to kick off field trials of AirGig later this year.
Sprint Adds 36 Countries to Open World Roaming Program
Jan 9, 2016
Sprint today added a significant number of new countries, cities, and city-states to its Open World global roaming plan. The program kicked off last year with initial support for Canada, Mexico, and a handful of Latin American countries and later added a wide range of islands throughout the Caribbean.
Google Expands Enterprise Recommendation Program to More Phones
Jun 12, 2018
Google today said more phone makers now part of its Android Enterprise Recommended program. The Android Enterprise Recommended program, which was launched in February of this year, "establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services, backed by a thorough testing process conducted by Google." In order to qualify, devices have to meet a number of specifications concerning their hardware, deployment, security updates, and user help programs.