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LG VL600 & Pantech UML290 LTE USB Modems Launching Verizon’s 4G Network

LG VL600 & Pantech UML290 LTE USB Modems Launching Verizon’s 4G Network

The details regarding Verizon's upcoming launch of their 4G, LTE network are starting to break through. Verizon has officially released the press release for the announcement, and it not only includes the names for the 4G USB modems that consumers will be able to purchase, but also outlines how much everything will cost when it's all said and done. Verizon is set to kick off their press release any minute, and their 4G network is launching in 38 markets (and 60 airpots) this Sunday, December 5th.

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Verizon Ad Leaks Look at Pantech and LG LTE Modems

Verizon Ad Leaks Look at Pantech and LG LTE Modems

If you'll remember back on October 6th of this year, Verizon sent out a press release noting their plans for hitting the smartphone market in the face with a big push for LTE (Long Term Evolution) - a standard in mobile network technology that's very similar (though not the same!) as true IMT Advanced 4G. What the modems in this photographed advertisement represent (even though they're called 4G here) is one of Verizon's first steps toward their 38 city LTE release.

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AT&T USBConnect modems refreshed: HSPA+ and pre-pay options

AT&T USBConnect modems refreshed: HSPA+ and pre-pay options

AT&T has outed its latest range of USB modems, and while the carrier doesn't actually have an active HSPA+ network at the moment, two out of the three new models will support the high-speed connectivity when service goes live in early 2011.  The AT&T USBConnect Shockwave and USBConnect Adrenaline each offer HSPA+, while the AT&T USBConnect 900 lacks the higher-speed support but will be sold contract-free.

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Verizon LTE USB Modem Images Break Cover

Verizon LTE USB Modem Images Break Cover

As we inch closer to 2011, or more accurately, the end of 2010, Verizon's plans to burst into the 4G market get closer and closer. It looks like the 4G equipment is starting to flow into Verizon employee hands. Not a bad thing at all, especially considering that hopefully means it will start slipping out into the customer's hands sooner than later.

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Integrated 3G to overtake external modems by 2012

Integrated 3G to overtake external modems by 2012

Will flexible data contracts like Apple have negotiated for the iPad - and Spring Design are planning for their Alex ereader - drive adoption of integrated 3G/4G data connections rather than external modems?  That's certainly one interpretation of DigiTime's latest statistics; they're quoting industry sources who reckon global sales of built-in 3G modules will exceed sales of external data cards by 2012.

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Netgear MBRN3000 and DGN2200M WiFi-N routers get 3G/4G WWAN backup

Netgear MBRN3000 and DGN2200M WiFi-N routers get 3G/4G WWAN backup

Netgear have announced a number of new wireless routers with different combinations of WWAN and DSL support at CES 2010 today.  The range is led by the new Netgear 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000) and the Netgear Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem - Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M), both of which - as the names suggest - have WiFi 802.11n support along with a USB port which can be used to hook up a 3G/4G modem.  That modem then offers backup connectivity should your primary broadband connection go down.

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