DC-HSPA

EE confirms next UK LTE roadmap

EE confirms next UK LTE roadmap

EE has confirmed the next phase of its LTE rollout, with seventeen more UK towns and cities set to get high-speed mobile data by March 2013. The new locations will also be developed in tandem with increased network coverage in existing locations, with EE saying 4G density is "being increased on a daily basis"; in addition, it continues to upgrade its 3G network to support DC-HSPA.

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Faux 4G needs rebranding for iPad insists Apple

Faux 4G needs rebranding for iPad insists Apple

Apple will argue high-speed 3G networks should be officially rebranded as 4G in its Australian battle over iPad WiFi + 4G nomenclature, insisting it's the local carriers at fault rather than it misleading buyers. As reported earlier, Apple filed a defense with the Australian courts over the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) allegations that it had behaved deceptively in calling the new iPad "4G-enabled" when it cannot actually connect to any of the 4G networks in the country. According to Apple, it's time carriers woke up to what 3G networks are capable of.

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iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

Apple's LTE woes with the new iPad 4G look set to get even more serious, with the Australian consumer rights commission accusing the company of misleading buyers and arguing it should offer refunds. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission argues Apple has misled with its "iPad WiFi + 4G" name "because it represents to Australian consumers that the product [can] connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case."

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Apple faces 4G iPad backlash

Apple faces 4G iPad backlash

Apple is seeing branding push-back from carriers outside of North America, over concerns that branding the new iPad as 4G-compatible is confusing consumers, and potentially inviting a regulatory spanking. Although international new iPad models are described as "WiFi + 4G", the LTE support in the third-gen tablet is only, in fact, compatible with the bands in use by either AT&T or Verizon Wireless in the US. European carriers are reportedly complaining to Apple that its advertising is misleading.

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Three rolling out DC-HSPA ahead of 4G LTE trials

Three rolling out DC-HSPA ahead of 4G LTE trials

Carrier Three has jumped on the 4G bandwagon, but unlike rival Everything Everywhere, it's using next-gen DC-HSPA rather than LTE. Borrowing the (confusing) nomenclature used by T-Mobile USA and AT&T in the US - calling HSPA+ "4G" despite it being a version of 3G standards - Three's new service will offer up to 42Mbps connections, in theory at least.

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Nokia Lumia 900 DC-HSPA global edition confirmed

Nokia Lumia 900 DC-HSPA global edition confirmed

Nokia has announced a worldwide version of the Lumia 900, dropping the LTE of the original model but gaining DC-HSPA for twice the data speed of HSPA+. The phone still has a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, complete with Nokia's custom Nokia Drive and Nokia Music apps.

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