Wireless articles

Sprint's Magic Box boosts cell signals

We have all done it; wandering around the mall trying to get a clear cell phone signal. If you have not done this, then you have not traveled outside your coverage area too much. The only thing worse than being…

T-Mobile plans to begin national 5G rollout in 2019

T-Mobile has announced that it plans to offer access to its 5G network starting in 2019, with a complete roll out by 2020. While details are scarce at the moment the company did say it will dedicate a part of…

TP-Link launches Deco M5 mesh router kit

Mesh networking is becoming a popular option for people that need to cover a large area and don’t want to deal with the nuances of setting up different devices — routers, extenders and access points — to blanket their homes…

AMD bets on wireless VR with Nitero acquisition

Going wireless is the next major leap for PC-powered VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Looking to take a part in this AMD has announced it is acquiring Nitero, a company that builds wireless chips for streaming…

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…

Google's Project Fi starts testing Voice over LTE support

Google’s Project Fi has a number of forward thinking features, such as the ability to seamlessly switch between networks depending on the best available signal, using your data allowances abroad without paying any extra roaming charges, and even being credited…

Explainer: What is Gigabit LTE?

One of the big improvements that is coming to mobile networks this year is Gigabit LTE. You might have heard of it already - companies are gearing up for deployments around the globe right now - but if not, it'll become a bigger talking point in the months to come. Gigabit LTE is set to hit everything from smartphones and laptops to portable hotspots and cars.

Apple AirPods now on sale after several week delay

In removing the iPhone 7's headphone jack, Apple presented an innovative alternative with the AirPods and seamless integration across iDevices for wireless audio. Easier said than done, the AirPods were delayed for several weeks but as of today they are back on sale. An expensive affair for non-premium audio, you're buying for the convenience and cool factor instead. Reviews have been mixed so far, we'll see what happens when the earbuds arrive into customers' hands.