Wilson Electronics claims the world's first LTE signal booster, yours for $150
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 03, 2012, 9:06 AM
If you are on the fringe of Verizon's LTE coverage, but dying for those 5-12Mbps advertised download speeds, Wilson Electronics claims the world's first LTE signal booster.
The kit is called Sleek 4G-V, and for $149.95 "boosts all LTE, 3G and 2G cellular signals on 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 1900 MHz frequency bands."
That's right, the company claims it will amp up the signal of other carriers as well, but it's the LTE part that is interesting here, as it seems to be the first effort of this kind for Verizon's fledgling 4G network.
Wilson Electronics says in the press release that the compact device, which is basically a two-way amplifier, is 20 times more powerful than your average cell phone, in terms of picking up signal. That is since the antenna inside is not affected by the usual design restrictions that go into creating a cell phone antenna (remember Antennagate?).
Users of the non-LTE version of the company's signal boosters usually have good reviews about the practicality of such a device, so we can't wait to check what's the story with the Sleek 4G-V, which will be on display at CES come next week.
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