Availability of T-Mobile's gigabit LTE has more than doubled, bringing it to upwards of 430 markets. Further, LTE Advanced is now available in 920 markets. Although that doesn't offer gigabit speeds, it still offers faster service than a typical LTE connection.
Wrapping aluminum foil around your router's antennas to increase speed isn't pseudoscience, it actually works. Research from Xia Zhou, an assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, has found a customized aluminum reflector on a router's antennas boosts speed.
Alphabet's Project Loon recently began providing cell service to AT&T customers in Puerto Rico in order to reconnect those who lost service because of Hurricane Maria. Now, the carrier itself is using an LTE-equipped drone to assist with connectivity in the region.
Altice, a French company that became the fourth largest cable provider in the US by acquiring CableVision, is going to be a wireless provider. It's working with Sprint to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Altice will have "full" use of Sprint's network.
A Microsoft Surface Pro with support for LTE Advanced will become available later this year. Microsoft has confirmed it'll offer that model to business customers beginning in December. It'll use a Cat 9 modem, making the Surface Pro the fastest LTE-enabled laptop in its class.
Intel is going to show off its 5G wireless network tech during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. During that event, which begins in February, Intel's network will offer data transfer speeds above 1 Gbps. Attendees will have access to the network.
AT&T customers won't be the only ones receiving wireless service from Alphabet's Project Loon in Puerto Rico. T-Mobile says it's also joining the project and subscribers with LTE-ready smartphones will have access to texting and basic internet access.
Consumers will have some non-mainstream carrier options for the iPhone X in the United States by early November. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are going to start offering the new handset by November 10. Preorders from the major carriers opened up on Friday.
Customers with an unlimited plan from Verizon can receive up to $300 towards an iPhone X if they trade in a device. To qualify you must be a current subscriber of its Go Unlimited or Beyond Unlimited plans and you'll need to be eligible for an upgrade.
Alphabet's Project Loon has activated its cellular service balloons in Puerto Rico to bring additional connectivity to the region, which was devastated by a hurricane. The company launched the balloons on Friday. They're providing access to AT&T customers.
Two days ago, Google has released a new software update for its Wi-Fi router, which allows parents to control access to over 8 million explicit websites. Today, the search giant has expanded the availability the router to five new countries. The router is now available
Qualcomm says it has successfully tested a 5G data connection with its Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset for the first time. The prototype test worked the first time it was tried. It delivered a speed of 1.25 Gbps in the 28 GHz millimeter wave frequency band.
5G wireless technology tests are underway in Germany and are being carried out by Deutsche Telekom. This is the first real-world 5G network test in Europe. The carrier is trying out antennas for receiving and sending data. It plans to test infrastructure applications for 5G.
Unlimited T-Mobile customers will no longer automatically receive unlimited high-speed data when traveling in Canada or Mexico. The wireless carrier is implementing a 5 GB per month cap on November 12, limiting the amount of LTE data you can utilize beyond the United States.
The National Advertising Division, a watchdog group for the telecom industry, recommended T-Mobile stop claiming it has the US' fastest LTE network. Despite that recommendation, the carrier isn't backing away from its claim and it'll continue saying it has the fastest network.
Qi wireless charging consortium is now bigger by another key smartphone player, Xiaomi. The Chinese company has not released any official confirmation that it has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, but it has been found listed on in the WPC member list on the official site of
Using an Apple Watch with its own cellular connectivity will cost you $10 per month if you're living in the United States. On top of the $399 base cost for the wearable, carriers in the US will charge the same $10 monthly service fee. Carriers are offering three months free.
T-Mobile came out ahead of all other wireless carriers in terms of LTE speeds during the first half of the year. A new US Market Report for Mobile Broadband from Ookla reveals the carrier earned a 23.17 "Speed Score." That score combines multiple factors.
T-Mobile is now including free Netflix service with its family plan. ONE customers can view as much content from the streaming service as they like, with a monthly plan normally worth $10. This bonus, known as the carrier's "Netflix on Us" offer, is available with 2+ lines.
AT&T's testing of 5G wireless technology is expanding to three additional cities, with the carrier hoping to roll out the upgraded tech nationwide by the end of next year. Trials are headed to Waco (Texas), Kalamazoo (Michigan), and South Bend (Indiana). They'll begin this year.