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pCell Smartphone Fix for Weak Signal, Poor Battery

How one device can fix your most pressing smartphone issues

March 12th, 2014

Signal loss, poor battery life and inflated monthly bills may be some of the most annoying smartphone-related issues users complain about. But one device the size of a Wi-Fi router may offer a fix in the coming years. Called pCell – short for “personal cell” – and conceived by Artemis, the new technology may solve …

Intel 4G LTE Modem Smartphones

Intel’s first 4G LTE modem is heading to smartphones and tablets

October 31st, 2013

Intel might have given up on TV, but the company is looking to take the smartphone world by storm with the introduction of its first 2G, 3G and 4G LTE data modem, the Intel XMM 7160. The new modem will support 15 LTE bands simultaneously to allow for global LTE roaming, and is also capable of …

3G 4G Network Data Traffic Projection

Carriers’ network data traffic projected to plunge as Wi-Fi services expand

June 12th, 2013

Carriers have long complained about data-hungry smartphone users clogging up their networks, but a new study from Juniper Research suggests that their plans to limit their customers’ data consumption might be working a bit too well. Juniper’s latest report “forecasts that almost 50% of data traffic generated by mobile phones, tablets and other 3G/4G connected …

LTE Global Coverage

A world without wires: LTE will cover the majority of the world by 2018

May 22nd, 2013

As people continue to look for ways to “cut the cord” and move away from traditional cable services, right now they largely have no choice but to continue subscribing to ISPs’ Internet services even if they cancel pay-TV. Over the next few years, however, that need might fade in many regions. According to new research …

LTE Data Traffic

LTE data traffic expected to grow more than 200% in 2013

March 19th, 2013

The United States has outstanding LTE coverage compared to other markets, however worldwide carriers are beginning to upgrade their networks to deliver the high-speed wireless technology to their customers. According to a new report from ABI Research, the total mobile data traffic for 2012 amounted to 13,412 petabytes, an increase of 69% from 2011 when 3G data usage …

LTE Handset Shipments

LTE handset shipments surged by a ‘phenomenal +1100%’ in Q4 2012

March 5th, 2013

2012 will likely go down as the year when LTE became a standard smartphone feature rather than a luxury. Strategy Analytics has put out new research this week showing that the fourth quarter of 2012 “witnessed phenomenal +1100% annual growth for LTE handset volumes, led by Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930) in developed markets.” 2012 was certainly a banner …

Mobile LTE subscribers expected to double by 2014

November 29th, 2012

High-speed 4G LTE networks are the future of mobile data in the United States and around the world. A number of major wireless providers have already deployed LTE networks and others are expected to follow soon. The Yankee Group found that by the end of 2012 there will be 152 commercial LTE networks across 65 countries, an …