According to a recent report the US communications giant AT&T could end up getting the deal to sell the first Windows 4G LTE phone – even though its rival provider Verizon has the largest 4G LTE network in the country at the moment. This is according to Windows expert and blogger Paul Thurrott.
LTE smart phones are able to provide many benefits to both casual and business users, which is why so many people are keen to get their hands on one of these high tech devices. Many people in the United States are eager to have the latest and greatest devices as they hit the shelves and LTE smart phones are no exception if recent figures are anything to go by.
According to a recent report the US has taken the firm lead when it comes to the adoption of LTE smart phones, with adoption levels soaring compared to other countries. The new study was carried out by TeleGeography and showed that US communications giant Verizon had a massive sixty percent of global LTE subscribers, with around 3.1 million subscriptions.
However, whilst the USA is patting itself on the back with the revelation of this figures – even though they do not come as any great surprise – there is stiff competition in the wings in the form of Asia-Pacific, which is set to enjoy huge growth over the coming few years when it comes to LTE technology devices and adoption.
Whilst some believe that this competition means that the USA will not keep a hold of this lead for too long, the recent reports claiming that Apple will be launching LTE versions of the iPhone and iPad next year could see another huge boost in LTE subscriptions.
One of the big differentiators for Sprint Nextel had always been the unlimited data access it had offered its users over the Clearwire mobile WiMAX-based network but as of November 2011 this is no longer the case with it removing the option from its mobile broadband plans.
The plan changes will affect devices like notebooks, mobile hotspot devices, connection cards, netbooks, USB cards and tablets but Sprint has said that smartphone devices will remain on the unlimited plans.
According to recent reports, communications giant T-Mobile and Wal-Mart have teamed up and are set to bring a prepaid 4G service plan to the shelves of Wal-Mart stores. The plan will be made available for purchase in over two thousand stores as well as via the Internet. It is due to be launched towards the middle of this month.
Access to LTE networks and 4G technology is something that many people are keen to enjoy and benefit from, and with more and more providers either rolling out or getting ready to roll out advanced mobile broadband networks a rising number of consumers will be able to enjoy these benefits for both personal and business use.
With more and more people expressing an interest in the benefits of 4G mobile broadband networks, a rising number of manufacturers are realizing the need to bring more 4G enabled devices to market as consumers try to make the most of 4G networks as they are rolled out on a more widespread basis.
For the many people who are keen to get their hands on 4G devices so that they can take advantage of existing and future 4G networks, AT&T has a great option when it comes to getting a smart phone. It has recently announced the launch of the LG Thrill 4G, which is a stylish and feature rich smart phone that will appeal to many people.
It was reported recently that communications giant AT&T had revealed in a document that is had been considering paying less than one tenth of the amount it was planning to pay for the acquisition of T-Mobile in order to expand its high speed LTE service in the USA.
According to recent reports the communications giant Verizon has recently passed an important milestone with regards to its 4G network, which was launched just eight months ago. The milestone is that after just eight months the provider has rolled out the 4G service to one hundred and seventeen cities, providing access to one hundred and sixty Americans.
According to recent reports Clearwire is planning to add LTE to its WiMAX network in areas that are heavily populated. However, it is claimed that the provider does not yet have the six hundred million dollars worth of funding that it needs in order to get the service off the ground.