During a recent media and analyst event jointly held with chip maker Qualcomm, T-Mobile took the opportunity to reveal that its Gigabit LTE service is now live in at least 430 markets across the United States. Looking at the bigger picture, the Uncarrier’s LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network now covers over 920 markets in America.
By consensus, Samsung’s newest addition to its Galaxy lineup of smartphones -- the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus -- appear to be the number one (or only) choice when it comes to taking full advantage of ultra fast network connection speeds that some wireless carriers are already starting to introduce. There is a big reason for this, of course -- the Galaxy S8 models happen to pack Qualcomm’s mightiest chip (so far), the Snapdragon 835, or in other markets, the South Korean’s own Exynos 8895 processor.
Earlier today, Verizon Wireless upgraded its Fios fiber optic Internet offers with the deployment of its new Fios Gigabit Connection. Despite the impressive assumption that its name suggests, users do not really get 1 gigabit per second (gbps) of Internet connection. Instead, the broadband provider is giving its new customers download speeds of up to 940 megabits per second (mbps) and upload speeds of 880 megabits per second, which is still fairly fast.
ZTE may have decided to shut down its Hawkeye handset, but fans of the Chinese phone maker’s products will have something to look forward to during this year’s Mobile World Congress, scheduled to happen this coming February 27th until March 2nd in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain. This is because the company is expected to showcase a new smartphone that is capable of supporting connection speeds of up to 1 gbps.
Following in Google's footsteps, Ting, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is taking on traditional telecommunications and cable companies by offering a fiber-based gigabit-capable broadband service.
Ting officially revealed its plans of acquiring Blue Ridge InternetWorks, a web service provider based in Charlottesville, Virginia that has already started creating its fiber-based broadband network.
Ting further plans to take advantage of Blue Ridge's 35 miles of fiber network and expand it in order to offer residents of Charlottesville gigabit speed broadband service at a price range not over $100.
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