The coming years will bring faster connections to peripherals, as well as around the house or office.
In the annual rankings of major U.S. cellphone carriers, Verizon Wireless retained the top spot while AT&T once again brought up the rear. But AT&T can at least note that its 4G LTE network was the top-ranked among carriers.
AT&T said it is ahead of schedule for 4G LTE network deployments and has now reached 103 cities in the U.S.
Just weeks after the iPad mini made its debute, LTE-enabled versions of the tablet are now on sale at retailers.
A Sprint spokeswoman called the results "surprising" and defended the carrier's initial LTE launches in a handful of cities over the summer.
Communications provider EE will make 4G services available to a third of the UK population by the end of the year; on October 30 only ten cities will get LTE 4G.
What's the deal with LTE, anyway? Glenn Fleishman explains the ins and outs of the Long Term Evolution mobile broadband standard.