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LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage; cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest

FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

Commissioners vote to open up 3.5GHz spectrum band to commercial use in the coming years


Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers

US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds

Wireless router from Huawei hints at new ways to speed up LTE

The company is using the 3.5GHz band to offer speeds at up to 220Mbps with LTE-Advanced

Feds fine Verizon $3.4 million over 911 service outage issues

750,000 California residents were unable to call 911 during an outage last year, the FCC said

Can a Barcelona romance bring Wi-Fi and cells together?

MWC is host to several new approaches to making the networks work together

For a speed boost, Alcatel-Lucent says use both cell and Wi-Fi

The company says it can tie the networks together using only software

Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says

Self-driving cars and home health care services require special treatment, he said

Nokia, Korea Telecom plan to demo 4G for machines, cars

The two companies will show a prototype for communicating with wearables, cars and smart meters

Vendors lay groundwork for 5G with greener and faster mobile networks

New systems from Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson increase capacity yet use less space and electricity

Huawei looks to give indoor mobile speeds a boost with LTE-Advanced

The network equipment used is capable of download speeds at up to 300Mbps

Wi-Fi backers warn about unlicensed LTE while Ericsson claims speed boost

The Wi-Fi Alliance plans collaboration to make sure Wi-Fi users don't get squeezed out

Verizon, T-Mobile and SK Telecom have the hots for LTE on Wi-Fi spectrum

The three operators took part in tests during which speeds up to 450Mbps were reached

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How wireless carriers prepared for Super Bowl XLIX

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile all saw a heavy increase in data use at Super Bowl XLIX.

Faster mobile uploads on the way, with video apps big winners

A 180 percent capacity improvement over current LTE networks will be possible

4G speeds increase as LTE-Advanced becomes more common

Compatible smartphones will become cheaper and more plentiful

Vodafone-connected bus shelters aim to improve mobile coverage, speeds

Deal with advertising company JCDecaux expected to boost mobile performance in Germany, UK and other countries

Fastest LTE speed will be out of reach for most users

Users in Asia will be the first to get 450 Mbps, while Americans and European will have to wait

Mobile broadband modems are losing their appeal with consumers

Shipments are expected to decline by 24 percent year on year

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