LTE Spectrum Crisis, Confirmed

March 6, 2012

Today’s Fierce Wireless recap of a Verizon FCC filing about the need for more LTE spectrum reminded me that we covered that subject more than two years ago. And the quote from Boingo’s Dave Hagan from this blog post over at Light Reading still seems to ring true:

“LTE does not solve the iPhone problem,” said Boingo Wireless Inc. CEO Dave Hagan, speaking on a conference panel. While LTE might provide throughput four times greater than current 3G implementations, Hagan said the incredible jump in demand generated by devices like the iPhone will trump such low-shooting improvements. “They are chasing a 50x increase [in data consumption] with a 4x solution, a 4x solution that’s going to take four years to complete,” Hagan said. “That’s not going to work.”

Meanwhile, Verizon apparently still isn’t selling too many 4G LTE phones since its double-data promotion is back at stores. Go figger.


Sidecut Reports, Now Available in the iBookstore!

January 13, 2012

If you’ve got an iTunes account, congratulations — you can now more easily purchase a Sidecut Report, our new 4G LTE Market Report for January, 2012. Just download iTunes, go to the iTunes store and search “LTE” and check the results under Books — you’ll find our red-covered report if you scroll down a bit.

It’s a buck more when purchased on iTunes (gotta pay the middlemen) but at $2.99 it’s still a bargain and it gets you up to speed on the speediest wireless networks in town — LTE. Get your copy for your iPad today and start Sidecutting — iBookstore style!


AT&T DevCon Takeaways: Our Videoblog with Light Reading

January 13, 2012

Light Reading Editor in Chief Phil Harvey and yours truly wax philosophical about AT&T’s Developer Summit in Las Vegas earlier this week. Gotta love my forgot-the-hair-gel look. But then my hair is always going to finish second to Phil’s ‘do. Anyway. Enjoy.