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HTC Holiday, AT&T's first LTE-enabled phone, meets and greets the FCC

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HTC Holiday, AT&T's first LTE-enabled phone, meets and greets the FCC
The HTC Holiday has a green light from the FCC

The HTC Holiday has a green light from the FCC

What is expected to be the first LTE enabled phone for AT&T, the HTC Holiday, just had a meet and greet with those pleasant FCC chaps and came away with the green light to continue production of the device. Those few AT&T customers who will be able to take advantage of the 4G speeds on the phone when launched, and who have already mentally committed themselves to the HTC Holiday, should be a little happier knowing that this process has been completed even though it doesn't guarantee an imminent release of the model.

Known in other parts of the world by a different name, such as the HTC Raider in South Korea, the LTE connectivity on the phone will produce theoretical download speeds of 100Mbps and upload speeds at 50Mbps, which is much faster than AT&T's current HSPA+ 4G network. Earlier this month, we showed you a picture of the device running on AT&T's LTE network showing download speeds on SpeedTest.Net of 29Mbps and upload speed of 6.43Mbps which is just a fraction of the speed that this model is capable of showing. According to the FCC's paperwork, the HTC Holiday will run over the 1700/2100/700 LTE bands. 

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:02 2

1. TechAddict (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


It's getting closer!!!!! I've been holding back on getting my upgrade just for this...i'll be damned if i get another iPhone.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:07 2

2. Atrix 4g (unregistered)


The so 2100 is an LTE band. The Atrix uses this band aswell.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 16:31

8. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


That would be tight if it got LTE, but i highly doubt it...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 16:45

10. Atrix 4g (unregistered)


I know it doesnt support LTE but it makes you wonder.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 19:49

15. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


the 2100 band for the ATRIX is designed for HSPA+ 3G speeds.....honestly 4G LTE and HSPA+ 3G can run neck and neck for speed testing.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:16

3. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Atrix is not LTE. Don't even kid yourself or others.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:18

4. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


HTC got Holiday and Apple got lawsuits from every where.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:34

5. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


2100 IS ATT 3G BAND !!!!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:48

6. dhageorge (unregistered)


ummm.....no att's 3g bands and 850 and 1900

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 16:22

7. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Captivate runs of the following bands:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz (GSM/GPRS/EDGE); 850/1900/2100 MHz (UMTS/HSDPA)

As you can see 3G runs on three bands for AT&T. 2100 also runs on 4G LTE.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 16:32

9. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


100mbps!! that's high, even for theoretical speed, so what are the other carriers theoretical download/upload speeds?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 19:48

14. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


100mbps is the theoretical speed for 4g LTE, or was that for 3G? I forget - check out the wiki page on that one.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 17:13

11. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


Probably 1 Gbps lol, compare to slow att "4G" connection

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 18:11

12. theoretical (unregistered)


depends on model;
Galaxy S2 AT&T will theoretically get you 21 mbps
Galaxy S2 T-Mobile will get you 40 mbps
Galaxy S2 Sprint will theoretically get you 36 mbps (or something like that)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 19:47

13. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T testing, or rather 3rd party testing, of the new LTE 4G network shows it going faster than 40Mbps, but when everyone has a 4G device, then we shall see how things go. MY understanding of 4G LTE is that a carrier can more easily manage the congestion. Eventually, EDGE (2G) will be reused as 3G/4G.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 22:52

16. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


The LTE test was 29Mbps, unless you're talking about a different test just recently that I'm unaware of. The only publicly shown info on a test was from speedtest.net in Texas. and 29 was the speed. I'm 100% on that. It's on this site somewhere but I'm too lazy to link it right now.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 02:48

17. unregistered207 (unregistered)


everybody knows that At&T as well as Verizon will be or are running LTE juices over 700MHZ spectrum. Anyone here reads anything?

Also NO ONE gets those ridiculous speeds you guys are claiming. Although outbursts of more have been seen; On a good day you would get no more that 12 mbs / 5mbs on Verizon. Even At&T COO said their LTE pipelines will get speeds " comparable" to those of Verizon....

Be real.....

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