“T-Mobile is working closely with the majority of our OEM partners to deliver 4G products by integrating HSPA+ into roadmaps in 2011 as the dominant global standard. Consumers will continue to see HSPA+ fuel future innovation in a variety of mobile consumer electronics from smartphones and tablets to emerging devices. T-Mobile will continue to be at the forefront of wireless innovation, delivering an aggressive 4G product lineup in 2011, including 4G tablets.”
The pricing for 4G smartphone plans appears to be he focus of the ongoing US 4G war. Some experts think that a price war over 4G data plans is coming. Well, Verizon Wireless CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, indicated that the carrier is still undecided when it comes to LTE 4G smartphone plans pricing.
Verizon Wireless recently launched its LTE 4G network but the devices were limited to a couple of USB modems. However, the case will be different next year. For instance, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha just went on record during a keynote at the Credit Suisse 2010 Technology Conference, that it will offer 4G devices in the early part of 2011. Since Verizon and Motorola have collaborated on the DROID handsets, is likely that some of those devices will make its way to Big Red's line-up.
Verizon Wireless has announced the launch date for its LTE 4G network. Thirty-eight markets, covering 60 major airports and 110 million potential customers, will enjoy the benefits of the Verizon Wireless LTE 4G network on December 5.
T-Mobile is focused on increasing its HSPA+ 4G footprints despite the attacks from its rivals. The carrier has recently launched 8 new markets with is fast 4G network.
More T-Mobile HSPA+ 4G details after the break.
December appears to be the month for the launch of the Verizon Wireless LTE 4G network but the details of the announcement are largely unknown. Reports indicate that the launched will be accompanied by a couple of LTE 4G modems. Let's take a quick look at these upcoming 4G devices.
The US 4G war is about to to get more exciting next month. It appears that the Verizon Wireless LTE 4G network will finally go live next month. No smartphones yet but a few USB dongles should accompany the launch.
Here's a new chapter in the US 4G war saga. Verizon Wireless has made an aggressive move by marketing its 4G network as the fastest in America. It appears that the carrier also intends to release a series of ads that attacks the 4G networks of its rivals.
Another carrier is set to join the 4G competition by launching its own LTE network. US Cellular has made it known that it will use LTE for its 4G network.
Steven Campbell, U.S. Cellular's executive vice president and CFO, revealed that the carrier plans to launch a single Long Term Evolution test market in late 2011. A wider scale LTE 4G launch will begin in 2012.
Verizon Wireless has began to gather its allies for the impending US 4G war. Bluegrass Cellular has announced its intention to join the LTE in Rural America program by Verizon Wireless.
Bluegrass Cellular is a rural wireless carrier that is based in the state of Kentucky. This company hopes to provide LTE 4G speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloading data and 2 to 5 Mbps for uploading data to a wireless device. The agreement will allow Bluegrass Cellular to provide high-speeds to its customers, Verizon Wireless customers and customers of other LTE in Rural America participants.