4G
Mobile

What’s the difference between 4G and LTE?

Wireless standards are confusing -- it doesn't matter if you're talking about 4G, LTE, WiMax, or others. Here, we break down the differences between 4G and LTE so you can make sense of how they play out in real-world scenarios.
Computing

Grab the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced for $1,300 if you’re a student or teacher

Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is now available to the general public, with a nice discount for anyone who also happens to be a student, parent, teacher, or member of the military.
Mobile

U.S. stays in fifth in global 4G availability rankings, increases in 4G speed

According to OpenSignal's latest State of LTE report, the country with the best 4G availability is South Korea -- yet again. While the U.S. is still in fifth place for availability, it has seen an increase in 4G speed since November.
Mobile

Unlimited data plans are slowing down AT&T and Verizon 4G speeds

In OpenSignal's latest State of Mobile report, both carriers have experienced a decline in 4G speeds after reintroducing unlimited plans. Meanwhile, T-Mobile and Sprint saw an increase in LTE speeds.
Mobile

U.S. snags the fourth spot in global 4G availability rankings

The U.S. now ranks fourth in 4G availability, according to the latest OpenSignal report. However, the country is still far behind when it comes 4G speed in comparison to other countries.
Mobile

4G explained: A guide to LTE, LTE-A, WiMax, HSPA+, and more

We've updated our guide to 4G with information on LTE-A and 5G. Read on to learn what 4G is and the technologies U.S. wireless carriers are using to take mobile data speeds to the next level.
Mobile

T-Mobile is gaining on Verizon when it comes to 4G availability, study finds

As per a new report from Open Signal, T-Mobile and Verizon are now neck and neck when it comes to 4G speed rankings, with the two competitors tied for first place in both 4G and overall speed metrics.
Mobile

Expect massive mobile data traffic growth from 2016 to 2021, Cisco says

Mobile traffic is expected to grow to 39 times its current volume between 2016 and 2021, according to data researchers at Cisco. Mobile devices expected to contribute an outsize amount as live-streaming video grows in popularity.
Mobile

High-speed coverage in the U.K. is worse than Peru, Albania, and Panama

The United Kingdom has some of the worst 4G access of all developed nations, ranking 54th in the world. With all consumers only able to access it around 53 percent of the time, this ranks it worse than Albania, Romania, and Panama.
Mobile

All new Samsung smartphones in India will support 4G LTE

In a power move meant to launch India into the modern mobile age, Samsung has announced that it will only be launching 4G smartphones in the burgeoning market.
Mobile

EE is rolling out a Cat 9 network in the U.K. that will result in impressive 4G speeds

The U.K.'s EE network has begun rolling out new 4G technology that will allow users to theoretically get speeds of up to a whopping 450Mbps. In the real world, EE says it was able to realize speeds of 360Mbps, still far more than most home…
Mobile

If it seems like your apps run slower when it's humid – you're right

Particularly with LTE networks, summer humidity can mean up to a 15 percent weaker signal for your mobile apps. By itself the humidity weakening factor would be more than a "blink of an eye," but with other factors you could lose data…
Cars

Book lovers rejoice – Buick has your back

Buick and OnStar are partnering with Audiobooks.com to provide support for streaming audio books through Apple CarPlay in 2016.
Computing

Need to work from the road? Here’s the 5 best laptops with LTE

Are you looking a 4G LTE laptop that you can use with a data plan from your provider to enjoy extra-fast wireless no matter where you need to work? We have the best options around.
Mobile

CDMA versus GSM: What’s the difference?

If you're in the market for a new phone or cell carrier, chances are you've run into the acronyms CDMA and GSM before. That said, check out our brief explanation on the two wireless standards for a closer look at their availability and…
Mobile

Updated 4G Motorola Moto E made official

Motorola has launched an updated version of the budget Moto E smartphone. It comes with 4G LTE connectivity, a Snapdragon processor, a larger screen, and even a basic selfie cam. It's yours for just $150.
Smart Home

Forget Wi-Fi, Panasonic’s new security cam sports 4G connectivity

Web-connected security cameras are great for monitoring your property and belongings, unless you don't have a Wi-Fi connection. Panasonic wants to solve the problem with Nubo, a standalone security camera with 4G mobile internet…
Home Theater

Verizon wants to send cable TV to wireless devices via 4G LTE

Verizon revealed its plans to deliver its FiOS pay-TV service to wireless devices via 4G LTE, according to the Radio & Television Business Report. A spokesman for the company told RTBR that Verizon's wireless network is in the best position…