Apple’s iPhone 6s Takes LTE To The Next Level

Whether or not you are an Apple fan, there is no denying that the annual release of a new iPhone model is a huge deal in the mobile technology industry. This week’s launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s+ is no exception – and from the mobile internet perspective there is a lot to be excited about, beyond […]

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Sprint Aims to “Densify” Network – and Advances on Chicago

Sprint this week announced its quarterly earnings results – revealing subscriber numbers that show it just barely clinging on to third place in the cellular market ahead of rapidly advancing T-Mobile. Much more interesting to those of us keen on mobile data – Sprint gave some guidance on the upcoming improvements coming to the Sprint LTE network. […]

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FCC Redefines “Broadband” to be 25+ Mbps

Yesterday it only took delivering paltry 4Mbps download speeds to be able to claim you were offering broadband service. Not anymore. The FCC voted today to redefine the term “broadband” – now requiring mobile and fixed internet service providers to deliver at least 25Mbps download speeds and 3Mbps upload speeds to meet the new definition. […]

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Novatel Promises LTE Band-2 Upgrade for Verizon MiFi 6620L

We recently released our member exclusive review of Verizon’s newest flagship hotspot – the Novatel MiFi 6620L. Though we were overall impressed, our biggest disappointment was that Verizon’s top hotspot was NOT compatible with LTE band 2, the 1900MHz PCS frequencies that Verizon is beginning to transition from 3G EV-DO to LTE usage. At the […]

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Happy 4th Birthday LTE! (3G’s Days Are Numbered)

This week marks the 4th anniversary of the December 2010 initial public deployment of Verizon’s LTE network – the first large scale 4G/LTE network in the world. What a four years it has been! LTE has gone on to become the global standard for cellular data communication, blowing away the speeds of older 3G networks. […]

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Notes On The iPhone 6

As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 6 yesterday. There is a lot new in both the phone and in iOS 8. Here are a few of the key bits from the Mobile Internet perspective… The iPhone 6 and 6+ (aka ‘big’ and ‘bigger’) are both getting faster LTE radios than the iPhone 5S and 5C […]

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Mobile Hotspots: Now Available With Wheels

Tired of mobile hotspots that discretely fit in your pocket? How about one that you can tow behind your RV instead… GM has announced a new service called “OnStar 4G LTE” – coming to most 2015 GM models. This system integrates an AT&T LTE modem into the cars infotainment system, creating a WiFi hotspot and […]

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