The Federal Communications Commission has approved the use of 5 GHz of unlicensed spectrum by wireless providers for mobile data through LTE-U devices. T-Mobile plans to expand its gigabit LTE service because of the approval.
Intel and Qualcomm this week each introduced modem chips that would boost LTE service to theoretical speeds of 1 gigabit per second or more by putting carriers' bandwidth to work more efficiently. The technology is designed to support uses beyond mobile devices, such as internet of things apps, virtual and augmented reality, and cloud-based storage.
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Organizations, especially small businesses, should be aware of and prepared for five types of cyberthreats, Experian's Data Breach Industry Forecast states. Areas of concern listed in the report include "aftershock" breaches, international threats, payment-based attacks and increased risks to the health care industry.
T-Mobile US netted 933,000 postpaid subscribers on a 23% increase in total revenue in the most recent quarter. The carrier, which predicted that it will add up to 3.4 million postpaid customers this year, will "front-load" its 2017 LTE capital spending budget of $4.8 billion to $5.1 billion to deploy its low-band 700 MHz spectrum, T-Mobile's Braxton Carter said.
A cellphone is broken every two seconds in the US, estimates Squaretrade, a smartphone insurance provider. The smartphone repair industry is experiencing 3% annual growth and has amassed $4 billion in annual revenues, IBISWorld said.
Sprint will work with Nokia to showcase the Finnish vendor's 4.9G technology this month when Nokia introduces its AirScale massive MIMO Adaptive Antenna technology. Nokia asserted that AirScale will boost cell capacity and downlink speeds by up to fivefold.
T-Mobile US has adjusted its unlimited data plan in response to competitive measures, saying it will add a pair of features Friday. The carrier will include HD video in its plan and increase the amount of tethering allowed under the T-Mobile One hot spot feature from 3 gigabytes to 10 GB a month.
Apple has boosted hopes that it will bring wireless charging to its next iPhone by joining the Wireless Power Consortium, the group backing the Qi standard.
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