News tagged: 4G LTE
There will be a billion unique mobile subscribers in India within the next few years, according to a report from GSMA, a mobile trade association. It currently has 616 million subscribers (as of June 2016) and has a little over three years to reach the forecast.
Support for 4G LTE will be included with all upcoming Samsung smartphones intended for the Indian market. Just as mobile internet access in general has grown in country, 4G networks have become more popular and 4G LTE support is considered a selling point across price ranges.
AT&T may, at some point in the future, deliver wireless home internet via power lines. Under the company's Project AirGig, AT&T intends to provide multi-gigabit service with a setup that'll be easier to deploy than fiber. Based on early tests, the technology works well.
T-Mobile's "unlimited" One plan was quickly criticized following its announcement and T-Mobile has responded by introducing a new plan. One is controversial since it limits the quality of video traffic and has significant limitations on device tethering.
SamMobile has managed to get their hands on Samsung's official video of upcoming Tizen-powered Z2 smartphone. The YouTube video reveals some of the phone's key features and specifications, and we expect the smartphone will become official any day now.
Besides announcing a flagship phablet, the Honor Note 8, Huawei has also unveiled an entry-level smartphone that costs only 599 Yuan or $90. Dubbed the Honor 5, the handset is expected to go on sale in China on August 2, while the global availability is unknown at the moment.
People visiting the United States have a new way to receive cell service during their stay. T-Mobile has introduced a Tourist Plan that includes 3 weeks of complete service for $30. You'll receive unlimited data (4G LTE for the first 2 GB) and unlimited domestic texting.
At the same time as billions of people have essentially no access to the web, over a billion people are using 4G LTE. 4G-Reports has released a report showing there are 1.05 billion LTE users, with people in China, the US, and Japan making up around two-thirds of that number.
T-Mobile has a new family plan and it comes with unlimited data for four people, with a price tag of just $150. Up to eight more lines can be added for $30 each and both families and small businesses can take advantage of this pricing. This is the carrier's best family plan.
It's not the largest wireless carrier in the United States, but T-Mobile does have the fastest 4G network. A report from OpenSignal has found T-Mobile comes in above the other three main carriers and the report is based on findings from 180,000 mobile users.
Prior to its upcoming UnCarrier X event, T-Mobile has introduced a 4G LTE router for Simple Choice customers that'll let them power their home or office. The 4G LTE CellSpot is meant to act like an actual T-Mobile tower, improving service in areas that may a good connection.
Google has announced plans to test its balloon-powered internet service in Indonesia next year. Project Loon will be brought to the country in order to help give 100 million people access to the internet and Google will work with Indosat, Telkomsel, and XL Axiata in the country.
While we are waiting for Snapdragon 820 to launch, Qualcomm has officially confirmed some of the chipset's specifications during a presentation in Hong Kong. The Snapdragon 820 is a flagship chipset that is expected to launch in various flagship phones in the first half of 2016.
T-Mobile says it will guarantee superior 4G coverage to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users. Since the carrier believes customers are going to be very happy with the network when using those phones, T-Mobile will let people easily cancel their service if they are unhappy.
Panasonic has announced three new smartphones for th Indian market called Eluga L2, Eluga I2 and T45 4G, starting at Rs. 6,990, or around $100. All smartphones come with 4G LTE connectivity, dual-SIM support and affordable pricing, which is crucial for Indian market.
HTC One M9+ has been released in May and since then, it was available in several countries in Europe. Unfortunately, due to the issues with 4G LTE connectivity, the company has temporarily halted all sales of HTC One M9+ smartphones in the Netherlands.
In the last few months, Doogee has become a known manufacturer thanks to some nice devices. To take even more market share, the company is preparing an affordable smartphone that will have a price tag below $50, which is one of the most important entry-level segments.
Microsoft has started sending out a small software update that turned out to be extremely great news for some Lumia owners in India. The company has enabled 4G LTE connectivity support to select Lumia devices in India that had hardware support, but lacked the necessary software.
A leaked image of the iPhone 6s motherboard suggests that Apple will be employing a new LTE model from Qualcomm. The new modem will double LTE download speeds on the next iPhone, due to be launched later this year. The Qualcomm MDM9635M modem supports LTE Cat. 6 connectivity.
On its official Surface blog, Microsoft has announced that they are launching the new Surface 3 with 4G LTE connectivity in Germany and the United Kingdom on July 3. Later same month, the company plans to expand the tablet's availability to two more countries, France and Spain.