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AT&T expands LTE to 14 new markets

AT&T expands LTE to 14 new markets

It's no doubt that AT&T is trying to catch up to Verizon when it comes to their LTE network, but AT&T is slowly gaining ground. The carrier announced today that they've added LTE in 14 new markets in various areas across the US, including Mount Vernon, Washington and Fresno, California. Customers in these areas will now be able to get faster speeds while browsing on the go.

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T-Mobile LTE live in seven markets starting today

T-Mobile LTE live in seven markets starting today

Today at T-Mobile's UNcarrier event in New York City, the company officially launched its 4G LTE network in seven markets around the US. These cities include Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, and Washington DC. T-Mobile expects its 4G LTE network to reach 100 million Americans by mid-2013, and 200 million people by the end of 2013.

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T-Mobile to launch 4G LTE network this month

T-Mobile to launch 4G LTE network this month

It looks as if T-Mobile will finally be launching its long-awaited 4G LTE network very soon. The carrier has confirmed plans to launch 4G LTE in the US by the end of this month, which means that they have just under two weeks to flip the switch. However, they shouldn't be in any big rush, since all the other major carriers are already rocking their own LTE networks.

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EE 4G spreads: Nine more LTE UK locations go live

EE 4G spreads: Nine more LTE UK locations go live

UK 4G trailblazer EE has switched on its next batch of LTE locations, adding high-speed data coverage to a total of nine new towns and cities, and bringing the total number of active 4G locations to 37. In fact, EE claims to already have 45-percent coverage of UK homes and businesses, as it races to cement its early-starter position ahead of rival services launching later in 2013.

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Wheels on 4G fire: Inside the LTE dash in GM’s connected car

Wheels on 4G fire: Inside the LTE dash in GM’s connected car

GM's plans to make 4G LTE standard across its range by 2014 is an ambitious one, even more so when you realize it's not just a case of slotting a mobile hotspot into the glove compartment and calling it a day. There's a reason GM chose to announce at a smart mobile-centric show like MWC, infotainment chief Phil Abram told us, rather than at, say, the North American Auto Show or even a more generic tech show like CES. SlashGear sat down in a specially-created concept car to see what GM has in mind for its motorized bubble of connectivity.

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Qualcomm banishes LTE fragmentation with global RF360 radio: roaming ahoy!

Qualcomm banishes LTE fragmentation with global RF360 radio: roaming ahoy!

LTE smartphones all but locked to specific carriers because they don't support the profligate array of 4G frequencies in use could be a thing of the past, with Qualcomm promising its new RF360 radio chipset will play happily across 40 different bands. The Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution can cope with all 40 of the different LTE frequenties carriers have deployed around the world, in addition to older HSPA+ and EVDO connections for when you're outside of fledgling 4G coverage. Meanwhile, Qualcomm also promises that phones and tablets using the RF360 will be faster than their regular counterparts, as well as potentially smaller.

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