Printed from http://www.electronista.com

AT&T unveils LTE and HSPA+ USB modems

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Tue October 5, 2010

LTE still not due until 2011

AT&T has unveiled its first USB modems designed to work with LTE and HSPA+ networks. The USBConnect Shockwave, built by Sierra, represents the carrier's first HSPA+ modem, while the Shockwave, manufactured by LG, is its first to offer future upgradeability to LTE.

The company has already begun its promised rollout of HSPA+, which is claimed to reach practical speeds of up to 7Mbps. Although the technology was initially slated only for a limited number of locations, it is now expected to be deployed throughout most of AT&T's existing 3G network.

While the HSPA+ upgrades should be finished by the end of the year, AT&T's LTE deployment will not arrive until the middle of 2011 or later. At that time, Shockwave owners will be able to download a firmware update to take advantage of the faster speeds.

The Shockwave is free with a two-year contract, while the Adrenaline carries a $50 price tag. AT&T also introduced the USBConnect 900, an $80 USB modem for pre-paid access to the DataConnect Pass service.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. mbdude

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 2008

    +2

    error in 1st paragraph

    you inadvertently say that both products from two different manufacturers are called shockwave.

    only in the last paragraph do i figure out that the LG product is actually called adrenaline.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News