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iPhone 7 models with Intel inside suffer from slower LTE speeds

When it comes to LTE speeds, not all iPhone 7 devices are created equal. A new study found performance differences between the Intel and Qualcomm modems used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that can

IoT and LPWA: Perfect partners in a connected world

Twenty years ago I was approached by a vending machine company that wanted to remotely monitor and record the temperature of their vending machine compartments to the nearest tenth of a degree. I

ZTE to release an Android Wear smartwatch with a long life cycle in 2017

While companies like Motorola are taking a step back from Android Wear smartwatches in 2017, other device makers like ZTE are more than willing to give this niche a go. According to CNET, the Chinese
Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Verizon is going after heavy data users with an ultimatum. The post Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave appeared first on ExtremeTech.

LG Android Wear Smartwatch With LTE Goes Through FCC

An Android Wear device from LG recently passed through the FCC, sporting what appears to be a round display, as well as standalone LTE connectivity. While documents held by the FCC that contain actual
FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

The FTC has filed suit against Qualcomm, alleging that the company abused its market position and exercised undue influence over patent royalty rates and standards. The post FTC sues Qualcomm over

Google and LG partner up for two new Android Wear 2.0 watches, coming February 9

Yesterday we told you that Android Wear 2.0 might finally launch on February 9 and will support eighteen different smartwatches including a few LG ones like the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, LG

AT&T boosts LTE capacity by 400% in Washington D.C. ahead of Inauguration Day

In case you’ve forgotten, tomorrow (Jan 20th), is the day that the 45th President of the United States is sworn into office, with the President-elect, Donald Trump, becoming the President for the next
Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion in unpaid rebates, alleges attempted perjury, extortion

Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion in unpaid rebates, alleges attempted perjury, extortion

Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the company withheld $1 billion in rebates and attempted to pressure Apple into lying to the Korean FTC during that organization's
Huawei Watch 2 rumored for February debut, will add cellular connectivity

Huawei Watch 2 rumored for February debut, will add cellular connectivity

The original Huawei Watch was released nearly two years ago, and received mostly great reviews (including from us). While being a bit large and fairly expensive, it's still one of the best Android

Cricket Wireless beefs up some of its data plans, prices remain the same

Looking for a LTE enabled smartphone and a data plan to go with it? Cricket Wireless has a few offers for you. The carrier just announced it is upgrading some of its data plans and giving select

ZTE Quartz smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0 coming soon

According to the rumor mill, later today we expect LG to launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in the form of the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. But if for some reason you don’t like LG,
AT&T just tested its emergency LTE drones

AT&T just tested its emergency LTE drones

Nobody likes finding they’ve got no signal on their phone, especially if it’s an emergency, so AT&T is pushing ahead with testing drones as temporary LTE towers. The carrier successfully completed

Project Fi now testing VoLTE

Project Fi is now testing Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology with a subset of its customers. Since its inception, Project Fi has used the traditional approach of falling to HSPA when making a call.
Qualcomm X20 promises faster-than-fiber Gigabit LTE

Qualcomm X20 promises faster-than-fiber Gigabit LTE

If you could get better-than-fiber speeds from your LTE smartphone, would you bother with a fixed home internet connection? That’s the question Qualcomm expects web-addicts to face with the launch of
Intel paves 5G way with Gigabit LTE modem aiming for iPhone

Intel paves 5G way with Gigabit LTE modem aiming for iPhone

Intel has outed a new Gigabit LTE modem and further detailed its 5G plans, as it mounts another attempt to oust Qualcomm from smartphones like the new iPhone. The chip-maker has detailed its latest

AT&T tests LTE drones but still a long way from being functional

They still have a long way to go, but AT&T has taken one step towards creating a fully functional LTE drone to bring emergency connectivity to their users. The drones, which will serve as
T-Mobile's 'LTE-U' program will use unlicensed spectrum for more LTE bandwidth

T-Mobile's 'LTE-U' program will use unlicensed spectrum for more LTE bandwidth

Everyone wants faster LTE data, and carriers want to give it to them (and protect and expand their subscriber base at the same time). T-Mobile's latest attempt to expand its network is what it's
T-Mobile’s LTE-U network is launching this Spring

T-Mobile’s LTE-U network is launching this Spring

Mobile carriers have recently taken the spotlight by resurrecting the once thought dead “unlimited” subscription plan. Now T-Mobile is making a big splash again, but in a different way. It has

T-Mobile to launch LTE-U in the Spring of 2017

T-Mobile has officially received the FCC certification for the equipment in deploying the LTE-U technology for its subscribers. While there are still a few steps more needed to do a massive roll-out,