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Mobile broadband is one of the most important topics in the industry, as broadband speeds and services converge with wireless networks and handheld devices. This marriage is creating many new business models for operators and driving uptake of new technologies, like LTE on the infrastructure side and tablets on the device front.

Rethink Wireless analyzes all the key developments that will make mobile broadband a reality. These include new advances in network standards, such as LTE Advanced, and in end user products. We also track the real world services and pricing of mobile broadband operators, including new tariffs and speeds.

Other important aspects of mobile broadband that receive up-to-date coverage include application stores, content offerings and multiscreen services, which combine mobile and TV experiences. Rethink Wireless provides expert understanding and commentary in all the key aspects of mobile broadband.

Microsoft joins smartwatch race with LTE model

16 July, 2013

Windows giant reported to be developing wearable device with its own mobile broadband as Apple hires for 'iWatch'

AT&T boosts spectrum with Leap purchase

15 July, 2013

Regulators may resist, but giant cellco is after AWS licences and LTE users - though perhaps not the prepaid base

Russia revives notion of shared 4G network

9 July, 2013

Ministry proposes taking back LTE spectrum from four main operators, to create state-owned, wholesale system

Apple to create 150Mbps iPhone for SKT?

3 July, 2013

With next iPhone likely to arrive in September, company needs a radical update to reawaken enthusiasm

Renesas to exit LTE modem business

1 July, 2013

Japanese electronics group to close the unit it acquired from Nokia in 2010, having failed to make market impact

SKT and Samsung team on 'LTE-A' launch

26 June, 2013

Korean cellco deploys key LTE-A elements to boost coverage and speeds, and launches new services with updated Galaxy S4

Russian LTE expands amid M&A frenzy

21 June, 2013

MTS hires Ericsson to expand its 4G network while rival MegaFon looks for potential deals with Yota or Rostelecom

Vodafone confirms interest in Kabel Deutschland

13 June, 2013

Has made approach to Germany's lead cableco as it tries to build quad play services, but may have to raise its price

Accelleran aims to fill TD-LTE small cell void

29 May, 2013

European start-up launches first integrated mini-base station for public access TD-LTE networks, eyeing imminent ramp-up

UAE takes lead in sub-1GHz LTE bands

24 May, 2013

Regulator to open up 700MHz as well as 800MHz spectrum to boost coverage, setting pattern ro EMEA region