Post Tagged with: "4G LTE"

Verizon Promises Nationwide VoLTE Launch Coming Soon

Verizon announced on Tuesday that its voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, titled “Advanced Calling 1.0,” will launch nationwide “in the coming weeks.” While that’s still a vague timeframe, it does at least give consumers some idea of when they can expect to be making high-definition voice and video calls from their mobile devices. VoLTE works [...]

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Verizon Launches XLTE Rebranding for AWS Spectrum

Verizon Wireless announced the launch of its XLTE service on Monday, but it’s not quite as exciting as it sounds. Rather than a new service or a step forward in 4G LTE technology, the service is actually just a rebranding of the Advanced Wireless Service spectrum that Verizon is deploying alongside its 700MHz spectrum. Despite [...]

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Sprint Narrows Loss as Customer Defections Continue

Sprint’s financial report for the first quarter of the year shows the carrier continuing to struggle as it works to improve its network. Sprint narrowed its loss to $151 million, or 4 cents per share, in the quarter and saw revenue climb slightly to $8.88 billion. The carrier also posted an operating income of $420 [...]

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U.S. Cellular Expands 4G LTE Coverage in 13 States

With all the attention focused on the large carriers, it’s easy to forget about U.S. Cellular. However, the carrier is moving ahead with its own 4G LTE plans and announced on Tuesday its intentions to add more than 1,200 4G LTE cell sites in 2014. U.S. Cellular is expanding existing 4G service in thirteen states [...]

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Sprint Joins with Rural Carriers to Expand 4G LTE Coverage

Sprint has announced a plan to speed up its 4G LTE network deployment by partnering with the Competitive Carriers Association and NetAmerica Alliance. The partnership will allow Sprint to make use of a patchwork of smaller networks in rural areas to reach areas not covered by its own network. This saves Sprint the cost of [...]

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Apple iPhone Off to a Good Start with China Mobile 4G Users

The beginning of this year saw China Mobile finally begin selling the iPhone and the initial numbers are looking good for Apple. China Mobile chair Xi Guohua said that “most” of the company’s 1.34 million 4G users have bought an iPhone. While sales still have a long way to go to reach the 17 million [...]

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T-Mobile Plans to Upgrade 2G EDGE Network to 4G LTE

T-Mobile is celebrating the one year anniversary of its 4G LTE network launch with the announcement that it plans to upgrade its 2G EDGE service. The carrier intends to transition half of its EDGE network to 4G LTE by the end of the year, with the full completion of the upgrade by the middle of [...]

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Verizon has Profitable Q4 with 1.7 Million New Customers

Verizon reported a profitable fourth quarter as it continues to add new subscribers. The carrier posted net income of $7.9 billion on revenue of $31.07 billion for the quarter. In the same quarter one year ago, Verizon saw a $1.9 billion loss, though that was largely due to damages from Hurricane Sandy. Verizon added 1.7 [...]

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LTE Networks to Cover Half the Global Population by 2017

The latest study from GSMA Intelligence predicts that global 4G LTE connections will pass one billion by 2017 and cover half the world. In the next three to four years, GSMA forecasts that LTE will account for about one in eight of the 8 billion mobile connections estimated to exist by that point. Currently, there [...]

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Verizon’s 4G LTE Network is Complete, But Lacks Capacity

Verizon may have the largest 4G LTE network coverage, but customers are noticing that it’s not always the most reliable. Customers in major cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York are seeing service drop down to 3G during peak periods as the network becomes overloaded. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo acknowledged the issue and [...]

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