Articles from Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile
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T-Mobile USA is busy this month installing more high-speed packet access-plus (HSPA+) equipment from its partners with Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) and Nokia Siemens Networks , while also trialing Long Term Evolution (LTE) in preparation for its 2013 launch.
T-Mobile SVP of Technology Dave Mayo provided some guidance on its network modernization efforts in a blog post last week, noting that it will install new equipment at its first 400 modernized GSM/HSPA+ sites this month. It plans to grow this to over 2,500 sites by the end of July.(Read Full Article)
- Internet service provider and United Online Inc. subsidy NetZero Inc. is going mobile with the help of Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR), announcing on Monday a NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband service using the WiMax technology.
The company is offering the contract-free service at no cost for one year with the purchase of either a $100 HotSpot or $50 USB stick to power any Wi-Fi-capable device, including laptops and tablets. After the free year, consumers can continue on with free service of 200MB per month or upgrade for more data ranging from $9.95 per month for 500MB of data to $49.95 for 4GB per month. Once a users reach their cap, they won't incur overage charges, but rather have the option of topping up, upgrading to a higher-capacity plan or discontinuing service until the next month.(Read Full Article)
Verizon Wireless is extending its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to rural households that can't get DSL or cable. The service, called HomeFusion Broadband and introduced Tuesday, requires the installation of an antenna to the side of a home that transmits LTE signals to a broadband router inside. Verizon says the router can connect up to four wired and at least 20 wireless devices inside the home via Wi-Fi.(Read Full Article)
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