Wilson Readies LTE Signal Booster for CTIA Show


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Wilson Electronics

, the supplier of cellular signal boosters for consumers, is going to tomorrow's CTIA Wireless 2012 with its second in-car 4G LTE signal booster.

The Sleek 4G-A boosts all carriers' 3G and 2G cellular voice and data signals in the 800/1900MHz bands, as well as AT&T's 700MHz LTE data signals. It can also be used indoors with an optional accessory kit to boost the indoor strength of AT&T's LTE data signals. It will be available in the third quarter at an expected retail of $129.

The device will join the Sleek 4G-V, an in-vehicle signal booster that offers the same features and form factor as the 4G-A but amplifies Verizon's 700MHz LTE data signals instead of AT&T's 700MHz signals. The Verizon version will be available soon.

In the car, both models take the form of a cellphone cradle with built-in signal booster and exterior-mount antenna. The form factor is designed for use with a Bluetooth headset or other hands-free device.

Both models amplify cellphone signals by more than 20 times but, like other Wilson boosters, feature cell-tower protection technologies to prevent interference with other phone conversations, the company said. Both weigh 3 ounces and are 2.5 by 4.5 by 2.5 inches in size.


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