Wasn’t it just this time of year last year when we were getting all geared up for the first of many LTE announcements? Now with LTE here, Sierra Wireless is leading the proverbial pack with the announcement of some dual-carrier HSPA+ and LTE AirCards. Its latest two new mobile hotspots include the AirCard 754S and 753S. The former supports dual-carrier LTE, while the latter handles dual-carrier HSPA+, enabling the standard 5 simultaneous users to surf on either of the two network grades. The 753S is said to hit download rates as high as 42Mbps and upload rates near 5.76Mbps on the DC-HSPA+ network, while the 754S can reach up to 100Mbps download and 50Mbps up on the LTE network. Both devices are about the size of a deck of cards and an integrated LCD screen provides instant access to vital information, such as signal strength and battery life. We expect these devices to ship around Q2 2011 with no official word on which carriers will be claiming them for their very own.
About the author: Marc Aflalo
After more than a decade of working with such media giants as CHUM Limited, Standard Broadcasting and Corus Entertainment, Marc Aflalo decided to combine his diverse expertise and form his own, now highly regarded corporation, Aflalo Communications Inc. His intersecting skill-sets in broadcast engineering, radio programming, audio/video production, streaming and internet marketing have resulted in an elite client base that includes such multi-million-dollar companies as Pivotal Payments, GotVMail Communications, Credico Marketing, XM Satellite Radio, Media-Alive, the IndyCar Series, and other businesses developing operational strategies to both grow and form a stable infrastructure. Aflalo was part of the pioneering team who launched XM Satellite Radio Canada in 2005, and oversaw the development and creation of infrastructure and programming. Day to day he manages French operations, Condition of License, Production as well as some of the internal web properties for XM. He oversaw the creation of state-of-the-art broadcast facilities in Montreal (Qc), Quebec (Qc) and Newmarket Ontario for the launch of ATN Asian Radio on XM.
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