LTE

2018 iPhones Expected to Feature 4×4 MIMO for Faster LTE Speeds: KGI

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed in his latest note to investors that Apple will upgrade its 2018 iPhones to 4×4 MIMO technology to offer the fastest LTE speeds yet available in an iPhone, AppleInsider is reporting. The analyst claims that upgraded baseband chips from Apple suppliers Intel and Qualcomm will be responsible for […]

SaskTel to Upgrade 35 Rural Communities to LTE by End of Summer

Today, SaskTel announced that 35 rural communities in Saskatchewan are getting upgraded to LTE by the end of the summer. The Regina-based company intends to enhance the wireless services in the majority of the communities before the Canada Day long weekend. The remaining communities are targeted to be upgraded by the August long weekend. By...

Apple’s iPhone 8 to Miss Out on Gigabit LTE Networks: Report

The iPhone 8, the next installment of Apple's smartphone, is due out this fall, but according to new reports it appears that the device won't support faster Gigabit LTE networks. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple isn't currently planning to support next-generation Gigabit LTE networks. That's obviously a big deal, since U.S. wireless carriers are...

Telus to Invest $4.7 Billion to Extend Network Infrastructure Across B.C

Telus has announced that it will be spending $4.7 billion in British Columbia through 2020 to expand its service in the province, which includes $1.2 billion this year alone. The investment will extend the gigabit-enabled Telus PureFribre network directly to thousands of more customers. This will also include ongoing LTE network upgrades and the continuation of...

Freedom Mobile LTE Network Speeds Beat Rogers in Early Tests

You may recall that, in earlier tests published by PC Mag, Wind Mobile's network failed to impress with both its download and upload speeds. But that's history now: Wind has been acquired by Shaw, recently rebranded as Freedom Mobile and launched its own LTE network in November 2016. In an interview with MobileSyrup, Brian O'Shaughnessy,...

Intel Allegedly Secures 50% of LTE Chip Orders for iPhone 7

Corroborating earlier rumours claiming that Intel would enter the iPhone supply chain, Digitimes reports this morning that the chip maker has secured up to 50% of LTE chips for the iPhone 7. A report from March claimed Intel had secured 40% of LTE modem orders. Intel will itself package the modem chips for the upcoming...

TELUS Investments to Expand LTE Networks in Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary

TELUS today detailed its planned investment to expand services and its LTE wireless networks in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Edmonton will see $275 million invested for new infrastructure and facilities to support TELUS’ gigabit-enabled fibre optic network, while LTE wireless capacity will be expanded to meet growing demand, with the addition of new sites, which...

SaskTel LTE Network Ranks 3rd Fastest Globally: OpenSignal

In the six years since the first LTE network was deployed, OpenSignal has been closely following its progress. Now that 148 countries have LTE deployed and another 10 are already scheduled, let's have a look how Canada's carriers performed during the fourth quarter of 2015 in terms of network speed. If you are expecting to...