NY Public Library rents out 10,000 mobile Wi-Fi routers for free

nypl rents spring mobile routers

The New York Public Library (NYPL) will be renting out 10,000 Sprint mobile Wi-Fi routers for free, according to the Wall Street Journal. The program is funded by a $1 million donation from Google. This is the latest initiative in New York to provide broadband to people who cannot afford a cable or DSL Internet […]

Smartphone users prefer Wi-Fi over cellular by a huge margin

monthly data usage

Mobidia has published a short review of average data usage for LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi of wireless subscribers for Q3 2014 in the US.   (1) On average, US subscribers consumed 1.8 GB per month in Q3 2014: iOS: 1.822 GB Android: 1.863 GB (2) Wi-Fi Usage varied more widely iOS: 8.89 GB Android: 6.78 […]

Sprint’s on-again, off-again relationship with Clearwire

After seemingly kicking partner Clearwire to the curb a few weeks ago, Sprint Nextel brought its erstwhile 4G partner back into the limo Wednesday, announcing a deal to work with Clearwire on Long Term Evolution (LTE) network implementations in the future. While there are no specifics yet, at the very least Sprint’s public re-embrace of the company […]

Verizon lags Sprint in 4G race but both still eclipsed by iPhone

The scorecard for the U.S. 4G wireless marketplace got an update Friday, with Verizon reporting 1.4 million new 4G LTE devices were activated during the third fiscal quarter. Though Sprint’s Q3 numbers are not yet official (the company is scheduled to report next week) we can likely extrapolate the 4G numbers for Q3 recently released by WiMAX […]

Sprint dumps WiMAX, will build own LTE network

Is this the beginning of the end for WiMAX provider Clearwire? Things certainly got dimmer for the nascent national broadband provider Friday when Sprint revealed its new Network Vision strategy that in part calls for Sprint to switch from using Clearwire’s WiMAX to power its 4G network to a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that Sprint will build […]