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Apple working with AT&T to bring Band 8 LTE to iPhone users in Puerto Rico

1 month ago   |   By iMore

With a special carrier update, Apple and AT&T are working to bring Band 8 LTE to Puerto Rican iPhone users so they can get service back faster.
Peurto Rico is still suffering in the wake of horrific hurricane damage and communication services remain down for a huge number of people on the island. Apple and AT&T are hoping to help by making Band 8 AT&T available through a special carrier update.
Matthew Panzarino, reporting for TechCrunch :
Because LTE is not licensed on Band 8, many phones have not yet been equipped for use with it, though some newer radios are able to connect to it and...
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Apple enabling emergency AT&T LTE in Puerto Rico using Google's Project Loon balloons

Apple enabling emergency AT&T LTE in Puerto Rico using Google's Project Loon balloons

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple is working with AT&T and Google parent-company Alphabet to enable emergency LTE in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last month. TechCrunch reports that Apple is issuing a carrier update this week using the service enable LTE Band 8 support. As 9to5Google reported earlier today, this emergency LTE is enabled by Alphabet's X division using Project Loon.
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Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

1 month ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago.
The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional LTE band that's been approved but not activated or licensed in the United States or Puerto Rico, reports TechCrunch .
LTE Band 8 will work with the iPhone 5c and up on iOS 10 or higher in Puerto Rico following a carrier update. Band 8 is a 900Mhz band with improved range to better reach cell towers that are located further away. "We are working...
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Alphabet deployed emergency LTE to Puerto Rico w/ Project Loon in under a month

Alphabet deployed emergency LTE to Puerto Rico w/ Project Loon in under a month

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

Earlier this month, Project Loon was granted authorization to provide emergency service to Puerto Rico using their balloons. Today, the Alphabet division announced that in partnership with AT&T it began providing LTE service to the hurricane-stricken island.
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