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  • 3G vs. 4G: Real-world speed tests

    Mobile workers who need always-on Internet access -- and who don't want to rely on public Wi-Fi hot spots -- often turn to a cellular network for connectivity, using either a 3G-equipped notebook or an external 3G modem. Now carriers are touting faster fourth-generation wireless networks as the next phase of mobile computing. But to make use of the new networks, you have to buy a 4G-capable device or modem and a new, often more-expensive service plan.

    Written by Brian Nadel16 Dec. 10 11:26
  • Android, iPhone users outpace BlackBerry, Symbian users in data usage

    It's no surprise that iPhone and Android users are using more data today than the iPhone users of two years ago (when there were no popular Android devices). But a recent report from Arieso, a British firm that provides cellular carriers software to optimize their network performance, does contain surprises, and it reveals how much people are using data services on their cellular devices.

    Written by Galen Gruman16 Dec. 10 02:54
  • Next-gen HSPA will offer 650M bps, says T-Mobile USA

    Mobile broadband based on HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) will in the future be able to offer download speeds of more than 650M bps, T-Mobile USA and Nokia Siemens Networks said on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 Dec. 10 03:29
  • Alcatel-Lucent reaches out to operators in data explosion

    Alcatel-Lucent said on Wednesday that it is accelerating efforts to help mobile operators analyze the traffic growth in their networks, make changes and offer subscribers higher speeds.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs18 Nov. 10 04:23
  • Next-gen mobile TV technology gets more backing

    Chip makers IPWireless and ST-Ericsson said Wednesday that they have joined forces to develop a platform designed to lower the cost of building Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB) technology into smartphones.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs11 Nov. 10 02:50
  • Half of Optus customers on 3G

    Optus had nearly 8.9m mobile customers by end-September, with more than half of these using its 3G network, according to parent SingTel (ASX:SGT)

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling10 Nov. 10 18:49
  • Galaxy Tab cheaper in the US, but data access more costly

    Consumers who buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon Wireless without a contract will pay less than European consumers for the device, but they will pay more for accessing the Internet.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 Nov. 10 02:02
  • Court ruling further delays 3G auction in Thailand

    Thailand's Supreme Administrative Court upheld a lower court ruling on Thursday to halt bidding for 3G licenses in the kingdom, one of the last countries in East Asia yet to roll-out 3G mobile phone service.

    Written by Dan Nystedt23 Sept. 10 17:28
  • Swedes first to bear brunt of full-price LTE

    Operators around the world are getting ready to launch commercial LTE services, and users should get ready to pay a premium for mobile broadband using laptops, if TeliaSonera's pricing is anything to go by.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs24 Sept. 10 02:55
  • AT&T's Genus satellite phone goes on sale

    AT&T is finally selling its satellite-3G smartphone, the TerreStar Genus, which can be switched from AT&T's network to a satellite for coverage all over the U.S.

    Written by Stephen Lawson22 Sept. 10 06:50
  • Samsung launches Galaxy Tab

    Samsung has finally revealed the Galaxy Tab, a tablet computer running Android 2.2 that will begin shipping in October in Europe. A launch date for the U.S. was not revealed. The tablet can be used to surf the Web, watch movies, read e-books, navigate using GPS -- and even make phone calls, according to Samsung.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs02 Sept. 10 23:39
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