Tag Archive: Speeds


Qualcomm’s simulated 5G tests show a 20x increase in download speeds over 4G

Qualcomm’s simulation tests in Frankfurt and San Francisco highlight 5G’s real-world potential.

Qualcomm is touting up its advances in the field of 5G, announcing last week that its upcoming 5G-enabled chipset will be built on Samsung’s 7nm node. At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm is demonstrating the real-world potential of 5G by sharing findings of extensive network simulations it has conducted over the past several months.

Qualcomm conducted two simulations, one in Frankfurt and the other in  [Read More…]

Verizon uses Qualcomm’s new X20 modem to go beyond 1Gbps wireless speeds

Qualcomm, Ericsson and Verizon have successfully reached 1.07 gbps download speeds on LTE.

While 5G is a ways away, there’s still some growing room for 4G LTE. Qualcomm has been field testing its X20 LTE modem, which will allow for a theoretical limit of 1.2Gbps download speeds on cellular connections. Now, Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm have announced they were able to achieve a stable 1.07Gbps in lab conditions.

The test uses a combination of 12 separate LTE streams on  [Read More…]

This cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ boost signal strength, data speeds

Since the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are such fragile devices you will most certainly have to pair them with a protective case. But wouldn’t it be nice if that protective case brought along some extra perks? Case manufacturer and antenna technology for wireless devices company, Antenna79 just introduced two special cases for the […]

T-Mobile bolsters speeds with unlicensed LTE rollout

T-Mobile is launching support for unlicensed spectrum to bolster download speeds in smartphones and tablets on its network.

T-Mobile has announced the first rollout of its unlicensed LTE strategy in the U.S., which lets carriers attach themselves to spectrum in the 5GHz range that is traditionally used for Wi-Fi signals.

T-Mobile is the first national wireless provider to make LTE-U available to customers. LTE-U uses publicly available 5 GHz airwaves to bolster existing LTE capacity and give a speed  [Read More…]

Sprint’s free Magic Box can boost data speeds inside homes and businesses

America’s fourth largest carrier, Sprint today introduced the Magic Box, a plug-and-play signal booster designed to improve LTE coverage inside home and business. The device’s purpose is to amplify nearby cell towers, thus increasing both uploads and downloads speeds with an average of 200%. Sprint says the Magic Box can cover around 30,000 square feet […]

Bell launches support for near-gigabit LTE speeds in Canada

Near-gigabit speeds are coming to one Canadian carrier.

Bell, the third-largest carrier in Canada, has announced that it now supports quad-band LTE Advanced in some parts of Canada, enabling speeds of up to 750Mbps.

The company launched tri-band LTE Advanced a couple of years ago, but now that the Galaxy S8 is approaching release, and with the support of gigabit LTE speeds with 256QAM and 4×4 MIMO, Bell is taking the opportunity to re-ignite the wireless speed  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about SD card speeds and your phone

When it comes to SD cards, our phones have a need for speed.

An SD card is the only way to get extra storage space inside your phone. If you need an extra 256GB of storage that doesn’t need any wires or anything plugged in, you have no other option. But you have to do it right to make the most of it.

The single biggest decision to make when you’re buying an SD card is the  [Read More…]

Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt unveiled: 5.5-inch screen, USB-C audio and the fastest LTE speeds

A bigger, lower-specced yet still intriguing version of the HTC 10 is coming exclusively to Sprint.

After a good amount of leaking, Sprint and HTC have unveiled the carrier-exclusive Bolt, a new phone that borrows much from the HTC 10 but ups the ante a bit with a larger screen, new software and deep integration with Sprint’s latest network technologies. Sprint is selling the Bolt based on a headline feature of its network capabilities, where it  [Read More…]

Understanding memory card speeds and what works best for your phone

Buying an SD card shouldn’t be difficult. Learn what those numbers all mean and how to pick what’s best for you.

SD cards are a cheap way to provide extra storage for just about anything that can create or read a digital file. Most cameras use SD cards, as do audio players and recorders, digital photo frames, many laptops and a lot of phones. While we’re going to focus on the how what and why of  [Read More…]

Verizon data speeds now twice as fast for most of the US

Verizon customers should be on the lookout for faster data speeds, according to the wireless service provider. Today finds Verizon announcing that some 460+ markets are getting LTE Advanced coverage to the tune of 50% faster data connections. Indeed, roughly 288 million POPs, or approximately 90% of the US, are able to take advantage of