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5G speeds vs LTE: Verizon, T-Mobile

5G isn’t going to be much faster than LTE when it launches next year

April 26th, 2018

Wireless networks and smartphone makers are gearing up to launch the world’s first 5G networks early next year. Chipmakers have already unveiled their first 5G modems, and the carriers have already started the war for public perception of the best network. But according to comments made by Karri Kuoppamaki, T-Mobile’s VP of radio network technology …

4G LTE speeds vs 5G

Who cares about 5G when Qualcomm’s new LTE modem is this fast

February 14th, 2018

Late this year, we’re expecting to see the first 5G devices become available for very limited use on a handful of real-world 5G networks. That’s going to be a huge step forward in the journey towards nationwide high-speed connectivity, but it will also still be the first step. You’re going to have to wait until …

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Forget 5G: The US’s 4G LTE is still embarrassingly slow

November 1st, 2017

There’s a lot of noise being made about 5G right now, probably something to do with the promise of gigabit speeds and zero latency. But while cool trials are happening on racecourses and in labs, the rest of us have to live with LTE — and things aren’t looking so good. OpenSignal, a network analysis …

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE doesn’t work, and Apple just admitted it

September 20th, 2017

Reviews of Apple’s new LTE-enabled Apple Watch finally hit the web this morning, three days before the official product launch, and there seems to be something of a theme amongst them. If you hadn’t noticed, the new wearable’s signature feature seems to be half-baked at best, with several reviews calling out the spotty LTE connectivity …

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I don’t think T-Mobile understands how the new Apple Watch works

September 15th, 2017

Apple has a shiny new Apple Watch, and this one has an LTE radio. Only an LTE radio, mind you, because anything slower than LTE is not worth using. Someone should probably have taken the time to explain this to T-Mobile. You see, T-Mobile’s new $10/month wearables plan is permanently throttled to 512Kbps, or half …

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Let’s take a moment to appreciate how great LTE is

July 25th, 2015

Like a lot of you, I regularly find ample things to complain about with regards to my wireless carrier — yes, Verizon, your coverage is fantastic but I absolutely despise your data caps. That said, there are times when you do have to step back and marvel at the technological progress that the wireless industry …