Two hackers claim they can boost HSPA+ data speeds on Apple iPhone 5 smartphones being used on the T-Mobile US refarmed PCS 1900 MHz network.
To see a disheartening example of what can happen when a government regulator tries to increase wireless competition by keeping spectrum from a nation's dominant operators, shoot a quick glance at the Great White North.
Verizon Wireless is proceeding with plans to commercially introduce voice over LTE (VoLTE) in 2014, said an executive with the carrier's parent company.
T-Mobile USA confirmed it will launch its first LTE markets by the end of March. The carrier is also issuing a software update to its Galaxy Note II to allow the device to connect to its new LTE network.
Verizon Wireless didn't make any big announcements at MWC but instead the company's key executives were at the show, quietly working behind the scenes on some important strategic issues, such as international roaming. In a one-on-one discussion, Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer talked about the company's international roaming strategy, its plans for building out its AWS spectrum and its timeframe for deploying Voice over LTE.
Despite the carrier's $1.9 billion deal to acquire spectrum from Verizon Wireless, announced on Friday, AT&T Mobility still does not have as much spectrum per subscriber as Verizon, according to analysts.
LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless said that almost 50 percent of its data load now travels over its LTE network. The figure is up significantly from October, when Verizon said that 35 percent of its data traffic moved over its LTE network. Further, the carrier said it expects overall data traffic to grow by a factor of seven during the next three years.
A Verizon Wireless device with support for LTE in the 1700 MHz AWS band received approval from the FCC, perhaps presaging a larger wave of Verizon devices that can support the carrier's AWS spectrum licenses.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson credits Apple's iPhone with making the operator realize it needed to change its network architecture and massively boost its spectrum holdings.
AT&T Mobility received approval from the FCC to acquire a trove of new spectrum in the AWS and 2.3 GHz WCS bands, which it intends to use for LTE service in the years ahead.