Among the Big Four carriers in the United States, T-Mobile now holds the distinction of being the first to complete live network tests of Narrowband LTE technology for Internet of Things (or NB-IoT for short). The third biggest mobile operator in the country achieved this with the help of tech giants Qualcomm and Ericsson across a number of sites on its network in the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. The trials were done utilizing 200 KiloHertz of the carrier’s advanced wireless services (AWS) airwaves.
SquareTrade is an American firm that specializes in providing extended warranty services for consumer electronic products and appliances. Based in the city of San Francisco in California, SquareTrade routinely puts high profile smartphones through its Breakability tests, which aims to fully evaluate the durability of a mobile device currently out in the market.
Earlier this month, testing firm OpenSignal released the results of its study which pits the Big Four wireless carriers in the United States (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) against each other in terms of the best coverage, the most reliable connection, and the fastest speed.
We may be finally entering into the age of 5G wireless technology. Okay, maybe not. But recent developments suggest that we are going to get there eventually. AT&T, the second biggest wireless carrier in America, has revealed that it is planning to to begin development work on its 5G wireless service in the second quarter of this year, and it is doing so with the help of big name partners such as Intel and Ericsson.
It has been more than half a decade since Verizon Wireless brought 4G LTE to the United States. This time around, the Big Red is getting ready to take it to the next level. The wireless carrier has just revealed that it has plans to start testing its 5G network by next year.
Apple has just released iOS 9 Public Beta 3, and this marks the first time that the iPhone maker has permitted the general public to take part in the beta testing of the upcoming latest version of iOS 9, the company’s new mobile operating system. iOS 9 Public Beta 3’s release only comes a few weeks after the Public Beta 2 build was rolled out by Apple.
Samsung Pay begins its trial in South Korea this week. For those not in the know, Samsung Pay is Samsung’s answer to Apple Pay, the mobile payment system that Apple first launched in October of last year. Samsung Pay is powered by LoopPay, the Boston company that Samsung acquired earlier in 2015.
LG has come up with a clever way to generate more consumer interest for its upcoming G4 smartphone, its newest flagship device set to launch later this month. The South Korean phone maker has announced that it will be selecting 4,000 lucky consumers across 15 markets around the world to test the LG G4 device for a number of weeks before it hits stores everywhere.
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