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iPad Air 4G launch spreads as regional carriers weigh in

iPad Air 4G launch spreads as regional carriers weigh in

Regional carriers C Spire and Bluegrass Cellular have thrown their LTE hats into the ring for Apple's new iPad Air, confirming they will be offering the 4G version of the new slimline tablet announced earlier this week. The commitment follows AT&T, Verizon, and the other big carriers each announcing support for the cellularly-enabled iPad Air, though C Spire and Bluegrass Cellular will apparently lag behind their rivals with a launch only pencilled in for "the coming weeks."

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Tesla AT&T deal confirmed with mobile hotspot in pipeline

Tesla AT&T deal confirmed with mobile hotspot in pipeline

Tesla's in-car telematics system relies on AT&T's HSPA+ network, the carrier has confirmed for the first time, part of AT&T's attempt to push its new mobility options which include intelligent SIMs that can split payments between car manufacturers and drivers. The system, which Tesla currently uses for sending telematics and car status data from the Model S back to home base, as well as to stream media content to the dashboard and show other infotainment content, will soon be opened up to using the car as a mobile hotspot, allowing passengers to get online through a shared connection.

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AT&T one-day tablet data pass launches to snipe down hotel WiFi

AT&T one-day tablet data pass launches to snipe down hotel WiFi

Like death and taxes, the one thing inevitable about hotel WiFi is that it'll be expensive (not to mention often slow and unreliable). AT&T is aiming to keep people off the hotel network and buying piecemeal access to its LTE instead, with the launch of a $5 day data pass for its 4G service that's targeted at users who might not normally want to pay for an ongoing data package.

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Verizon Innovation Center reboots: Inside the 4G foundry

Verizon Innovation Center reboots: Inside the 4G foundry

Smartphones and tablets aren't the only wireless devices talking on today's networks, and Verizon isn't leaving it to chance that the internet of things speak via its 4G coverage rather than on rival operators. The carrier has relaunched its Verizon Innovation Center in San Francisco, a hub for not only promoting its LTE technology but engaging with third-party companies wanting help getting gadgets online, tested, validated, and brought to market. We took a tour behind the scenes to find out what Verizon is offering above and beyond the latest iPhone or Galaxy.

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Nokia tablet clears FCC with Verizon and AT&T LTE

Nokia tablet clears FCC with Verizon and AT&T LTE

Nokia's much-rumored tablet has appeared at the FCC undergoing LTE testing, with the Finnish company almost completely squeezing out references to the form factor of what's expected to be a Windows RT based machine. Listed as the Nokia RX-114, the device makes no mention of its design until the final page, when it's outed as a tablet. It's expected to be among a rumored six new devices to be shown off for the first time on October 22nd

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AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T previously announced an acquisition of Alltel assets from Atlantic Tele-Network Inc., and as with all acquisitions, it was a long process involving finalization before being wrapped up. Now the business matter is complete, with AT&T announcing that it will use some of the assets it has acquired to bring its 4G coverage to more rural places, including regions in the Carolinas, Ohio, and more.

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Verizon Nexus 7 LTE expected “shortly” as 4G testing wraps up

Verizon Nexus 7 LTE expected “shortly” as 4G testing wraps up

Verizon expects the Nexus 7 LTE to be 4G certified "shortly" after addressing complaints that Google's Android tablet could not be activated on its network. The carrier blames extensive wireless testing for the delay, claiming to have begun examining the slate back in August. Meanwhile, rival carriers AT&T and T-Mobile USA already support the Nexus 7's LTE connection.

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Huawei claims to be developing 5G networks, expects to launch them in 2020

Huawei claims to be developing 5G networks, expects to launch them in 2020

Huawei's rotating CEO and deputy chairman Ken Hu has made a guest contribution over at Forbes discussing 5G networks, stating that the company has been working on developing them for the past several years. If all goes as Huawei expects, the company plans to launch said networks commercially in 2020, stating that it would be able to offer speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G.

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4G network switch gets flipped for Vodafone and O2

4G network switch gets flipped for Vodafone and O2

You may recall earlier this month we mentioned that O2 was set to launch its 4G network within the UK on August 29. August 29 is officially here and O2 has indeed flip the switch and turned 4G on for its customers. However, O2 isn't the only wireless carrier in the UK it's turned on 4G connectivity today.

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AT&T 4G LTE expanding to 50 new markets this year

AT&T 4G LTE expanding to 50 new markets this year

It's old hat whenever we hear a carrier announcing new cities that LTE is coming to, but AT&T today announced their plans for the rest of the year as far as the carrier's expansion of 4G LTE is concerned. They might be behind Verizon as far as coverage, but Ma Bell is determined to get 50 new markets on the map by the end of the year.

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Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

EE's exclusivity on 4G data in the UK will be quickly coming to a close. O2, and now Vodafone, will be launching their 4G networks on August 29. O2 announced last week that they would launching on August 29, and today, Vodafone is turning up the competitive heat and announced an August 29 launch date as well.

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O2 4G launch August 29 as EE gets LTE competition

O2 4G launch August 29 as EE gets LTE competition

O2 UK has revealed its 4G LTE plans, giving carrier EE some competition for high-speed data. The new O2 4G service will go live on August 29, initially in London, Leeds, and Bradford, the FT reports, with the three cities being followed by a further ten before the end of 2013, the carrier has promised. The cheapest O2 LTE tariff will be £26 ($40) per month, though O2 is yet to detail exactly what that will include.

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