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The Messy Path to 5G

It’s the hottest topic in the tech world—certainly at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain—it is. The next generation of wireless networks—commonly called 5G—is on the lips of most people you speak to, in the…

US 4G lags behind most of the developed world

The idea that the U.S. is falling behind other nations, especially in the science and technology categories, isn’t new. But if you want more detailed information, there’s a new graph to illustrate exactly how far behind we are in LTE…

Verizon Q1: 677,000 new wireless users, 7.2m smartphone activations

Verizon has posted its financial results for the first quarter of this year, showing strong growth that beat expectations with net income jumping 15.8% on-year to $1.95 billion ($0.68 a share) and revenue rising 4.2% to $29.4 billion. Analysts polled…

Survey names Verizon the best US carrier, AT&T the worst

Consumer Reports has released its annual cellular service report with findings that are similar to last year's results. After surveying 63,253 cellular subscribers across 23 metropolitan markets, Consumer Reports determined Verizon Wireless to be the highest-rated provider...

FreedomPop beta goes live with 500MB of free WiMAX

FreedomPop, a year-old startup backed by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom, has officially flipped the switch on its much-anticipated wireless data service that will give 500MB of free 4G wireless data each month to anyone willing to fork over a deposit…