mobile broadband

AT&T 4G LTE speed report: HTC Vivid and Samsung Skyrocket

AT&T 4G LTE speed report: HTC Vivid and Samsung Skyrocket

At the moment, AT&T's LTE network is only a fraction of the size of its "4G" HSPA+ network, though it's scheduled to do some growing up on November 6th. Right now only San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago have AT&T LTE access, and come Sunday, the network goes live in Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Georgia will also be supported. That's the day that the very first AT&T LTE smartphones also go on sale, namely the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Since yours truly is only an hour away from the DFW area and I've so recently been blessed with review units for both phones, I took a short roadtrip to get some real-world tests.

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AT&T outs new USBConnect Force 4G USB modem

AT&T outs new USBConnect Force 4G USB modem

If you have a notebook that you like that lacks 3G or 4G connectivity inside you don’t need to get a new notebook. What you need is a speedy USB modem to cram inside your rig. AT&T has announced a new USB modem for notebook users that plugs into your USB port and gives you access to the AT&T mobile broadband network.

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4G: What does this really mean?

4G: What does this really mean?

Texas resident, Keith Geissler, contacted the Better Business Bureau when he found that his ATRIX 4G was only pushing around 300kbps up the tube instead of the expected 5.5mbps.

The ATRIX is a HSUPA-capable device, and we currently are performing the testing and preparations necessary to ensure that, when we turn this feature on, you will continue to have a world class experience.

AT&T hasn't quite gotten their act together as quick as they had hoped with this one. Sometimes the real answer is that these systems are technically the bleeding edge, and it's not some conspiracy to keep you from achieving your top speeds on the wireless internet. Here's a little help discerning the technical specs from behind the marketing malarkey surrounding the wireless broadband available on the market.

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Qualcomm Makes a Slew of Announcements at MWC 2011

Qualcomm Makes a Slew of Announcements at MWC 2011

SlashGear is live at MWC 2011 in Barcelona, where Qualcomm just released a series of announcements about new product releases, including Quad-Core Snapdragon for Next-Gen Tablets, Next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset, Commercial Availability of Gobi3000 Modules, Chipset with Support for Next-generation Release 9 HSPA+, New, Higher Speed LTE Devices, Netflix streaming on Android devices and much more. Continue after the cut to see the whole slew...

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Obama: “Connecting Every Corner of America to the Digital Age”

Obama: “Connecting Every Corner of America to the Digital Age”

During an address at Northern Michigan University in Marquette on Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama said the US will spend $5 billion to build next-generation high-speed wireless networks in rural areas, and create incentives to free up more radio frequencies for mobile broadband. According to Obama (who is shown below using his BlackBerry), "It's how we'll spark new innovation, new investment, new jobs ... We can't expect tomorrow's economy to take root using yesterday's infrastructure."

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FCC takes 90MHz of wireless spectrum from mobile satellite service bands for mobile data

FCC takes 90MHz of wireless spectrum from mobile satellite service bands for mobile data

Friday the FCC announced that, it would be reclaiming 90MHz worth of wireless spectrum from the mobile satellite service (MSS) bands and reallocating that service to wireless broadband use. Over the last few years, there has been lots of talk about freeing up wireless spectrum to accelerate the growth and availability of mobile broadband coverage around the country.

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CradlePoint MBR1200 Router and CBA750 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Adapter Officially Announced

CradlePoint MBR1200 Router and CBA750 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Adapter Officially Announced

CradlePoint and Sprint have officially announced that the MBR1200 Router and CBA750 3G/4G mobile broadband adapter have been certified to work on Sprint's 3G and 4G network. (They're definitely on a roll now.) Primarily focused on the fact that wired connections don't always stay connected, both connectivity devices are designed to make sure that if, for any reason, those wired connections fail, that businesses are still able to get work done.

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