Posts tagged as: 4G

Security Flaw Found In LTE Standard

Researchers have recently discovered a new security vulnerability affecting all 4G LTE networks. The so-called “aLTEr” attack could allow someone nearby to send your phone’s browser to a web site different than the one requested, impersonating your bank’s web site, for example. Similarly, it could trick an app into connecting to a different back-end service. […]

Virgin Mobile Gives Customers More LTE Data

Virgin Mobile today updated its service plans with more 4G LTE data. The entry-level $35 plan bumps the monthly high-speed data bucket from 250MB to 1GB, the $45 plan improves from 1GB to 3GB, and the $55 plan improves from 3GB to 8GB. Virgin throttles data speeds down to 2G once the data bucket is […]

T-Mobile Turns On 700MHz Service in Miami

T-Mobile said LTE is now available on its Band 12 700MHz spectrum throughout the greater Miami area. T-Mobile is marketing such service as “Extended Range LTE” thanks to the signal propagation characteristics of 700MHz, which travels farther distances and penetrates buildings more easily. T-Mobile says it has deployed LTE on Band 12 700MHz in 170 […]

T-Mobile Opens Up LTE Roaming to CCA Data Hub

T-Mobile today added its network to the Competitive Carriers Association’s LTE data roaming hub. The move gives CCA members and their customers access to T-Mobile’s LTE 4G network for data roaming purposes. The Hub, which launched several years ago, is a collection of roaming agreements between small, rural carriers and large, national ones, such as […]

T-Mobile Removing HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum

T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE. “We’re continually upgrading our network and have finished building our PCS UMTS network that provides a better LTE […]

Sprint Parent Greenlights Network Plan

SoftBank has given Sprint the go-ahead to begin its network improvement plan. The nation’s third-largest carrier plans to densify its LTE 4G network to improve coverage and capacity. “Sprint has developed an approved network plan in partnership with SoftBank that will allow for a cost-effective network build on an accelerated timeline,” said the company in […]

Cricket Announces the ZTE Grand X Max+ at CES – Hits Stores on January 9,

Cricket Wireless and ZTE have debuted the next-generation ZTE Grand X Max+ at CES.   Grand X Max+ is a 4G LTE (CAT4) Android phone. Beginning January 9, the ZTE Grand X Max+ will be available exclusively at Cricket Wireless in stores and online for for $199.99. “We’re starting off the year with a massive […]

Sprint to End WiMax Service on Nov. 6, 2015

Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until “the end of 2015.” Sprint said it has identified 6,000 “redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases,” as part of the […]

Sprint Signs 15 More Rural Carriers to LTE Roaming Initiative

Sprint has announced it has forged LTE 4G roaming agreements with 15 more rural network operators. These additions boost the number of carriers participating in Sprint’s Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program to 27. According to Sprint, the roaming agreements extend across 565,000 square miles in 27 states, covering more than 38 million people. The agreements […]

Verizon Will Restrict Heaviest ‘Unlimited’ LTE Users

Verizon Wireless plans to use its Network Optimization policy later this year in order to manage its heaviest users. The change in policy applies only to subscribers with an unlimited LTE monthly data plan, who were previously grandfathered in and essentially unrestricted in their use of mobile data. According to Verizon this change only applies […]

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