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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

Topic: 4G

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March 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Layoffs loom at T-Mobile but company silent

When T-Mobile announced last fall that it was merging with MetroPCS, it looked like a great deal for the Puget Sound region. The merger — which may be completed in the next month — will create the fourth-largest public company in the area, a $25 billion giant larger than Starbucks or Nordstrom. That’s a far better outcome…


Comments | Topics: 4G, MetroPCS, seattle

March 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

LTE speed test: AT&T fastest, then Verizon

With every wireless carrier saying they’ve got amazing 4G service, it’s hard to decide where you’ll get the most for your $70 per month service plan.

Bellevue-based RootMetrics is helping with its reports measuring speeds and availability of wireless coverage in major markets across the country. Its latest report looks at which of the top four carriers are offering the fastest speeds on both their LTE and existing networks.



Comments | Topics: 4G, AT&T, LTE

January 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM

CES: Panasonic unveils jumbo 4K tablet and more

LAS VEGAS — Panasonic used the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show to present its plans to expand beyond electronic products into software and services, including business-to-business services. But it’s still putting lots of effort into consumer gadgets, especially TVs. President Kazuhiro Tsuga began his keynote today — the opening day of CES — explaining that it…


Comments | Topics: 4G, Android

December 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

T-Mobile upgrades Seattle network, ready for iPhone

T-Mobile USA today announced upgrades to its network, in several cities, including its hometown Seattle region. The company said the upgrades will improve voice and data service, signal strength and coverage inside buildings. T-Mobile’s making the upgrade in part by reallocating spectrum that had been used for 2G service. It’s still supporting 2G phones, but customers…


Comments | Topics: 4G, AT&T, Broadband

November 5, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Review: Windows Phone 8 on Lumia 920, HTC 8X

It turns out the old saying about Microsoft applies to Windows Phones, as well: Wait for the third version of its products because it takes the company a few tries to really nail it. Maybe that’s why so few people bought Windows Phones when the new platform debuted in 2010. Those who waited will be pleased with…


Comments | Topics: 4G, Android, Apple

October 3, 2012 at 7:23 AM

With T-Mobile / MetroPCS deal, Puget Sound lands another giant

T-Mobile USA finally found a dance partner. The Bellevue-based company today confirmed that it’s merging with Dallas-based MetroPCS in a deal that will speed T-Mobile’s rollout of a 4G LTE network and strengthen the bargain section of the wireless market. It will take a few years to see whether the merged company overtakes Sprint and poses a…


Comments | Topics: 4G, deal, LTE

October 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM

T-Mobile may merge with MetroPCS, go public

It looks like Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA is about to get much bigger. Parent company Deutsche Telekom today confirmed that it’s considering merging T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS, a move that would increase T-Mobile’s reach by nearly a third and speed up its rollout of 4G LTE service. Dallas-based MetroPCS began offering LTE service on its network in January…


Comments | Topics: 4G, DT, LTE

September 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

T-Mobile USA names new CEO, an AT&T veteran

T-Mobile USA announced today that it has a new chief executive – John Legere, the former chief executive of Global Crossing, a network provider that was sold last year. Legere, 54, starts his new job Sept. 22, taking over from interim CEO Jim Alling, who is returning to his position as T-Mobile’s chief operating officer….


Comments | Topics: 4G, Phones, Sprint

September 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Thoughts on Amazon’s new Kindles: Ads, phones and more

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Here are six more thoughts on’s Kindle launch — one for every new model the ambitious Seattle tech giant introduced at Thursday’s launch gala inside an airplane hangar here. Don’t dismiss the rumors of a Kindle smartphone just yet. It’s still early days for Amazon’s Kindle business, which could release phones and…


Comments | Topics: "with offers", 4G, ads

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