HTC said they have plans to release new mid-range Desire phones across every major carrier all over North America. Verizon Wireless will be one of the first to get the Desire 526 tomorrow and the 626 soon after.
Verizon has successfully tested out a new fiber connection that will theoretically provide speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, with a little bit of headroom to improve that even more. That’s insanely fast.
This test doesn’t mean that Verizon is going to immediately start offering those speeds to all of their customers, unfortunately, but it’s a step in the right direction towards faster internet speeds than what we have today. Right now there isn’t even commercial equipment available for this new technology to be used, so we’re a ways off from it being mainstreamed. Read more
Verizon is making some huge changes to the way it operates. On August 13th, the carrier will be changing its plans in regard to data and devices. Verizon will now be offering four data plans instead of separate single-line or family plan options.
Earlier today, an unannounced HTC-branded smartphone carrying the model number 0PM9310 passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we’re looking a mid-range handset with a removable backplate that’s heading to Verizon.
The FCC met again today to consider rules to use for an upcoming auction of 600MHz wireless spectrum after delaying the decision at a meeting a couple weeks ago. On the table was a request from T-Mobile to modify the proposed rules to help smaller carriers, T-Mobile included, obtain some of this spectrum instead of seeing all of it being bought up by big carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Unfortunately for T-Mobile and fans of the little guys, the FCC decided to move forward with the proposed reserve of only 30MHz for bidders who may be smaller and struggle with raising necessary capital. Read more
Verizon has identified a niche market, but it is definitely a big niche – utility companies. In an announcement today, Verizon is offering a new Grid Wide Utility Solutions platform as an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to help utility companies modernize their service delivery grids. The new service offers smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control. Read more
Verizon has announced that its XLTE service is now available in six additional markets. The telecommunications company has over 400 XLTE markets available, said to double the speed of 4G LTE.