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Wilson announces 1st LTE signal booster

Tue, 01/03/2012 - 1:58pm
Andrew Berg, Wireless Week

Wilson Electronics' Sleek 4G-VWilson Electronics, maker of cellular signal boosters, has announced it will show off its first LTE mobile signal booster, the Sleek 4G-V, at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The Sleek 4G-V will be available to Verizon Wireless customers for $149.95. Wilson says the devices will ensure an LTE signal, as well as conventional 3G or 2G signals, just about anywhere.

Benefits of the booster include fewer dropped connections and no-service "dead zones," faster data transfer rates, and improved battery life for wireless devices.

The device boosts all LTE, 3G and 2G cellular signals on 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 1900 MHz frequency bands. Designed for use in a vehicle, the Sleek 4G-V also can be used indoors with the purchase of an optional accessory kit.

"Verizon Wireless customers who use LTE-enabled phones and data devices can now enjoy the same benefits of Wilson boosters that others on 3G networks have long enjoyed," said Laine Matthews, Wilson's director of business development.

In areas not served by Verizon Wireless LTE, the Sleek 4G-V will amplify any existing
signal on 800 MHz and 1900 MHz bands.

According to Wilson, the Sleek 4G-V will be available in the second quarter of 2012 from most Wilson resellers.

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