Worldwide 3G/4G connections top 1.6 billion

There are now over 1.6 billion 3G and 4G connections in the world, according to the latest numbers by Wireless Intelligence, the research arm of the GSM Association. Put another way, use of mobile broadband now account for nearly one quarter of the world’s total connections. HSPA now makes up the majority of mobile broadband connections and is the fastest […]

Mobilicity 4G HSPA+ network goes live

Mobilicity today announced that network upgrades are complete and that its network now supports “4G speeds of up to 21Mbps.” It also unveiled two new Premium Data offerings for heavy data users. “Mobilicity has the most affordable 4G data service in Canada, said Mobilicity President and Chief Operating Officer Stewart Lyons. “Now, Canadians can enjoy premium data simply by adding […]

TELUS extends 4G wireless coverage to Brandon, Manitoba

TELUS today announced the launch of its HSPA+ network in Brandon, Manitoba. It also covers surrounding communities including Carberry, Austin and MacGregor. “Through the continued expansion of our network in Manitoba, we are able to provide even more customers with a new choice for their wireless service,” said Brent Johnston, vice-president of Mobility Solutions at TELUS. “TELUS is committed to […]

Bell 4G HSPA+ network goes live in Manitoba

Bell today announced that it has extended its HSPA+ network to Manitoba. The first phase of its deployment brings coverage offering speeds up to 42Mbps (average download speeds between 7 and 14Mbps) to approximately 70% of Manitobans. “Bell Mobility is proud to bring our 4G mobile service to Manitobans, who benefit from Bell’s multi-billion investments in broadband network technology, industry-leading […]

Mobilicity to upgrade network to 4G HSPA+

Mobilicity today announced that it will upgrade its 3.5G network to 4G later this year. Once completed, customers will see enhanced data performance with peak download speeds of up to 21Mbps. “We continue to invest in our network infrastructure as demand for our affordable, unlimited data service grows at an incredible rate,” said Mobilicity President and Chief Operating Officer Stewart […]

LTE and HSPA+ RIM BlackBerry PlayBooks clear FCC

RIM appears to be gearing up to launch some new PlayBook models. First came word that production of a 3G+ BlackBerry PlayBook had begun. Two FCC filings have now surfaced confirming that both it and an LTE version have obtained FCC approval. The FCC documentation reveals little about the tablets but confirms that one will come with LTE connectivity and […]

TELUS expands HSPA+ coverage in Manitoba

TELUS Mobility this week announced that it had expanded its HSPA+ coverage in Manitoba with the addition of new HSPA+ dual-cell wireless sites. The extended network adds coverage to Selkirk, Victoria Beach, Lockport, Ste. Anne, Steinbach and along Highway 1 to Portage la Prairie. Customers there will now see download speeds of up to 42Mbps with average speeds in the […]