T-Mobile US executives are content with T-Mobile's current pricetag for unlimited talking, texting and data, partially as a result of the carrier's continued efforts to expand and improve its wireless network. Indeed, only 50 percent of T-Mobile's spectrum is currently used for LTE service-- meaning T-Mobile still has a significant amount of spectrum it can refarm for LTE.
AT&T has validated Altair Semiconductor's FourGee-1160 Cat-1 chipset, which is designed to improve time-to-market and reduce costs associated with the introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The recent ratification of the Cat M1 standard and later Cat M2 indicates that LTE will rapidly replace 2G and 3G connections in some of the major M2M markets.
CommScope said Sprint has committed to "an extensive deployment" of its small cells in small to medium-sized business locations. And the deal appears to signal Sprint's eagerness to expand its presence in the managed Wi-Fi market.
Say what you will of the finger-pointing and name-calling that has come to typify T-Mobile US executives, especially Twitter rock star CEO John Legere, but last week, they kind of nailed it.
T-Mobile's first-quarter earnings topped elevated expectations, beating Wall Street estimates almost across the board. The carrier also bumped up its guidance for the rest of the year. And it shored up its financing in advance of the crucial incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum.
Sprint announced the launch of its "LTE Plus" network across the New York metropolitan area, claiming it has doubled the speed and capacity of more than 900 2.5 GHz cell sites in the market since the beginning of the year.
FirstNet says its vision for the Vehicle Network System (VNS), previously known as an MCU, involves a new product concept meant to address the communication needs of remote first responders immediately when they respond to incidents that are outside of terrestrial coverage, or if traditional coverage has become unavailable due to a natural or man-made disaster.
Qualcomm Technologies is going full bore on its drone R&D now that it has obtained a certificate of authorization (COA) from the FAA to do outdoor testing of drones on its San Diego campus.
LTE rollouts in China and India fueled a $13 billion worldwide macrocell infrastructure market in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IHS Technology. But the LTE market has already topped out, the firm warned, and will begin to decline this year.