LG Electronics' newest flagship smartphone, the G2, will support all three LTE spectrum bands Sprint will soon be using--800 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2.5 GHz. Although Sprint has long said it will deploy LTE across the three bands, LG's support of Sprint's spectrum portfolio indicates that device makers are actively seeding Sprint's customers with tri-mode smartphones.
China's ZTE, along with Hainan Airlines, have successfully completed a test of air-to-ground (ATG) broadband communications using an FDD-LTE network on a commercial airline flight.
Sprint Nextel's bid to takeover Clearwire prompts questions regarding how it might integrate both companies' networks as well as speculation that the company is using Clearwire in a game of spectrum chess against other potential acquirers such as Dish Network.
Sprint Nextel's $2.2 billion deal to buy Clearwire now has the stamp of approval from Clearwire's board, but a range of issues and obstacles continue to block Sprint's long-term wireless vision.
Half of all mobile connections worldwide will run on either 3G or 4G networks by 2017. The figure would represent a doubling of the number of 3G/4G connections this year, according to a new report from research firm Wireless Intelligence.
UK Broadband expanded its now Broadband-branded fixed TD-LTE service to areas of Southwark and Reading. The service, which was first switched on commercially in February 2012, is already available in the UK cities of London, Reading, Swindon and Scunthorpe.
Seeking to establish a beachhead in converged LTE FDD and TDD end-user devices, ZTE took the wraps off of a multi-standard USB modem and a Wi-Fi hotspot device. Both devices support LTE FDD, TD-LTE, the Chinese TD-SCDMA standard and EDGE.
Although it currently lags FDD-LTE in popularity, the TD-LTE variant will make up 25 percent of all LTE connections by 2016 as it gains more market acceptance, according to a new report from research firm Ovum.
Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) struck a partnership in which Qualcomm agreed to add support for Clearwire's TD-LTE frequency to its multi-mode LTE chipsets. Qualcomm said it will
Sequans Communications and Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) are expected to announce today a collaboration agreement targeted at accelerating the availability of devices for Clearwire's planned TD-LTE