3G & 4G - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • 5G Wireless: Reality looks to catch up with hype

    Don't feel bad if you don't really know anything about 5G wireless networking – because, by most standards, it doesn't actually exist yet. The cross-pollination of codified specifications, new products, and technological innovation required hasn't yet brought 5G to fruition.

  • IT on song at Opera Australia

    Remote desktop client technology will ensure that Opera Australia staff can work anywhere on the floating stage during the classic Georges Bizet opera Carmen on Sydney Harbour on March 22.

  • AT&T spectrum grab: buying Alltel for $780 million

    AT&T on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy Alltel’s U.S. wireless operations, including licenses, network assets, retail stores and about 585,000 subscribers, for $780 million in cash. Technically, AT&T is buying the operation from the lesser known Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (ATNI).

  • The 4G ad wars: Evaluating AT&T and Verizon Wireless

    Wireless carriers are battling in print, TV and Web commercials that focus on having the biggest 4G network or the most 4G coverage. All these commercials create a phony issue that doesn't relate to the actual reasons for choosing 4G service or choosing a given carrier to provide it.

  • Performance and pricing determine the "4G experience"

    The phrase "4G network" suggests a seamless blanket of high-speed data connections that are always reliable. Yet the actual deployment of 4G macro cells are highly local and, as a result, there are wide variances in performance and reliability.

  • Verizon: LTE services "returning to normal"

    Verizon says subscribers should expect its LTE services to come back online soon after a nationwide outage knocked them offline this morning (See: "<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/122111-verizon-wireless-outage-254314.html?hpg1=bn">Verizon Wireless outage outraging customers</a>") .

  • Verizon LTE network back online

    Verizon says that it has restored its LTE data services less than a day <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120811-verizon-wireless-reports-4g-lte-253863.html">after acknowledging some customers had been knocked down to 3G speeds</a>. 

  • AT&T gets its first LTE phones next week

    AT&amp;T is getting ready to add the one crucial piece that's been missing from its LTE rollout: <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/061510-smartphone-history.html">smartphones</a>.

  • 4G device options beyond the smartphone or USB modem

    Verizon's 4G LTE network has been available in several major cities for awhile now, and it continues to expand to more regions across the U.S. We've done some early network testing, but now have tried two devices (a tablet and netbook) that integrate the 4G LTE network connectivity into the device: