Apple likes to let new radio technologies mature, so it’s hardly a shock that the newest Wi-Fi tech didn’t make its way into the iPad. But we’ll have to wait longer to see large-scale 802.11ac adoption in mobile.
Valuing spectrum often focused on how well the frequencies pass through walls and how far they travel. Coverage will always be important, but now we need to increasingly focus on capacity.
Too many connected devices downloading, streaming or uploading in the home can choke a home network, and there’s not much average consumers can do about it. But Qualcomm hopes that its new StreamBooost technology will help make the router –and home networks — smarter and better.
Japan’s eAccess isn’t deploying any old LTE network. It’s going for broke, pushing the upper limits of the technology to launch a network that can support speeds of 300 Mbps. That makes Verizon’s LTE network, which can breach 25 Mbps on a good day, seem pokey.
The ITU has approved the LTE-Advanced standard, and the web understandably got excited, proclaiming the arrival of ‘5G’. We’re also pretty amped up about LTE-Advanced and the huge gains in speeds, capacity and network efficiency it will deliver, but we also think the party is a bit premature.
On Wednesday I had the chance to visit AT&T’s Foundry space and got a demonstration of the carrier’s LTE network that was running in that facility. The verdict: it was fast with download speeds of almost 29 Mbps and upload speeds of 10 Mbps.
Alcatel-Lucent (s alu) today said it is testing a new technology that will be able to deliver faster and more consistent mobile broadband speeds on next-generation Long Term Evolution networks. It’s just one of a few technologies that will help squeeze all the speed and performance out of mobile networks, so your smartphones will get faster data in more places and have better battery life. This way, even as mobile devices consume more data, eating up bandwidth, people will be less likely to experience the spotty service affecting iPhone users in the U.S. Read More about Want to Boost LTE Signals? AlcaLu Says More Power to You