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Spark New Zealand has launched 700MHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) service

Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom New Zealand) has launched its first 700MHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) services via twelve sites in the Waikato region, including central Hamilton, Morrisonville and surrounding areas. While the operator admits that there are currently only two compatible devices able to run on the network, it is expecting to be offering around ten devices to customers by the end of December, while it is also planning to expand coverage to Rotorua…

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Added by Zakir on September 2, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Ericsson and Polkomtel trial LTE Broadcast technology

The Polish mobile operator Polkomtel, which offers services under the Plus brand, has completed a live trial of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Broadcast technology in conjunction with Ericsson. The two companies carried out the test at a World Volleyball Championship match between Poland and Serbia at Warsaw’s National Stadium on 30 August. 300 guests and journalists were given LTE Broadcast-enabled mobile devices which allowed them to watch multi-angle feeds, instant…

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Added by Zakir on September 2, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

The Benefits of Carrier Cloud Services

Mobile consumers currently leverage the Cloud to store and consume media, and sync their apps, files, and data across devices.  Mind Commerce sees these services evolving to include replacement of many non-Cloud offerings as well as many new services spawn from the unique Cloud delivery model and capabilities. …

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Added by Fred Taylor on August 27, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Cablevision’s million hotspots are another milestone for US WiFi

By Peter White, Principal Analyst, WiFi and digital video

When Cablevision came out with its most recent quarterly numbers, we once again tried to nail down just what it is doing in WiFi as well. Its executives talked about lifting WiFi to one million hotspots “both inside and outside our footprint”.

It’s…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on August 26, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Rocky road lies ahead for LTE in shared spectrum bands

By Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Maravedis-Rethink

Operators are starting to implement carrier aggregation to increase capacity and make better use of disparate frequencies. However, they are also looking for additional spectrum, usually in bands where LTE will need to share with other technologies. Two…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on August 26, 2014 at 3:17pm — No Comments

China Telecom is promoting its fourth-generation (4G) wireless telecom services based on FDD-LTE technology

China Telecom is promoting its fourth-generation (4G) wireless telecom services based on FDD-LTE technology in 16 pilot cities across the country.

The telecoms giant wants to gain a share of the 4G market and the confidence of investors, especially as its number of 2G and 3G users fell off in the first six months of the year. From January to June, China Telecom lost 5.34 million mobile users, its…

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Added by Zakir on August 21, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

SingTel claims first 300Mb/s LTE-A service

SingTel announced today it is ready to launch the world’s first commercial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network supporting theoretical peak download speeds of up to 300Mb/s.

Singapore’s largest operator will go live with the service on Saturday (August 23), when it also introduces the Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+, “the first handset globally to be compatible with 4G LTE-Advanced networks.” A second LTE-A…

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Added by Zakir on August 21, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Vodafone Australia’s core upgrade to pave way for VoLTE

Vodafone Hutchison Australia selected Ericsson to modernise its core network and prepare for the launch of VoLTE trials later this year and a full commercial rollout early next year.



The company’s CTO Benoit Hanssen said its current 4G networks focus on supporting faster data services. “But no Australian network offers voice calls on its 4G network, and our new core network will enable us to do that,” he noted.…

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Added by Zakir on August 21, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Apple eyes VoLTE as 4G voice gets real

Apple appears to be gearing up for high-definition voice-over-LTE (HD VoLTE) support in future mobile products

The company is currently advertising for a cellular systems protocol engineer, calling for experience with "VoLTE" and "IMS." Other positions are calling for experience with the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)…

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Added by Zakir on August 21, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Learn How to Build Your 4G Social Network From Scratch - Lesson 1 of 5

Social Networking for 4G? Here's How from the Largest 4G Social Portal Online (Lesson 1)…



Social Networking is an important way to reach and connect with new customers or new markets.  And if you're like most firms in the 4G industry, you are either starting to use it, or thinking about increasing your efforts in this area.



But creating an effective social…

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Added by Michael Wolleben on August 20, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Spares Parts for Huawei Wimax Core required

Dear Colleagues,

Please contact me if you have access to spare parts for a Huawei WASN9770 and Huawei AAA. I have a specific BOM which i will share once we make contact.

Many thanks

Nick.

Added by Nick Kuhn on August 13, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

SWOT Analysis of Vodafone – World’s second largest mobile network operator

Britain-based Vodafone is the second largest mobile service provider on the planet after China Mobile. The company has about 435 million subscribers in 26 countries around the world. Recently, Vodafone reported group revenue of £10.2 billion ($17.3 billion) after the quarter that ended in June 2014. While this was up 6.2% on an absolute basis year-on-year given the strong pound currency, it was down 4.4% on organic basis. Organic…

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Added by Gunjan Indrayan on July 29, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

Vodafone first to switch on 700MHz LTE

Vodafone New Zealand is the first of the country’s cellcos to switch on commercial 700MHz 4G LTE mobile services, with a launch at the end of last week in the rural area of Papakura, Yahoo News New Zealand reports. Vodafone’s director of technology Sandra Pickering said of the launch: ‘There’s no question that 4G – particularly in rural areas – will deliver economic benefit and have strong impacts for productivity. Our focus this year is about expanding our 4G…

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Added by Zakir on July 23, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments

nTelos preparing for another step with 4G LTE service

Parkersburg will be the next part of West Virginia to see 4G LTE service from nTelos Wireless. Company officials said the high-speed data service could be available there, along with parts of Winchester, Va. and Hagerstown, Md., before the end of September.

At that point, more than half of nTelos’ existing customers, throughout its service area inside and outside of West Virginia, would have…

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Added by Zakir on July 23, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

BBC, EE demo ‘buffering-free’ broadcast over LTE

As spectrum efficiency becomes ever more important, UK public broadcaster the BBC is teaming up with equipment vendors Huawei and Qualcomm and mobile operator EE to demonstrate the benefits that multicast 4G broadcast can offer compared with unicast streaming.

The trial technology, which will be demonstrated on a dedicated stand at the BBC R&D Future of Broadcasting Showcase…

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Added by Zakir on July 23, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Aircel launches India’s second 4G network

Malaysian-backed cellco Aircel has become the second operator to launch 4G services in India, activating Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) networks in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Orissa, the Economic Times writes. Aircel’s chief marketing officer Anupam Vasudev commented on the launch: ‘The wireless broadband services offered will help customers transform their workplaces and homes into ‘smarter’ entities.’ Aircel follows on the heels of Bharti Airtel,…

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Added by Zakir on July 23, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments

AT&T envisions car-makers sponsoring the data for in-vehicle connectivity

AT&T Mobility envisions car makers sponsoring the data for in-car LTE connectivity as part of AT&T's Sponsored Data program, according to a a senior AT&T executive.

In an interview with FierceWireless here at an AT&T event, Chris Penrose, senior vice president of AT&T's Emerging Devices division, did not say if or when that might happen but said it was a…

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Added by Zakir on July 23, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Sprint to help bring rural LTE partners into the 2.5 GHz ecosystem

Sprint will work with its rural LTE roaming partners to get them access to LTE devices and network infrastructure for the 2.5 GHz band, the carrier confirmed.

Technology alignment is a part of the agreements that Sprint announced with 12 operators in mid-June. "We will provide access to our vendors as part of our preferred partner program and stay aligned on technology roadmap for…

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Added by Zakir on July 13, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Vodafone Group names Alca-Lu as a ‘Supplier of Reference’ for LTE metro cells

French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent been selected by UK-based Vodafone Group as a ‘Supplier of Reference’ for LTE metro cells with integrated Wi-Fi capability. In revealing the development, Alca-Lu noted that the contract award forms part of Vodafone Group’s investment program, Project Spring. As a Supplier of Reference, Alcatel-Lucent will be able to bid on business in all Vodafone Group countries with its Metro Cell Outdoor small cell products.…

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Added by Zakir on July 13, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Comprehensive Study of LTE and 4G Business Intelligence

Fourth generation (4G) cellular technology represents a huge leap compared to previous generations.  The Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard for 4G provides significant capacity gains as well as true end-to-end Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity including voice over IP (VoIP) via voice over LTE (VoLTE).  

There are significant challenges, such as launching VoLTE, optimizing networks, and integrating operations.  There are also significant opportunities, such as deploying value-added…

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Added by Fred Taylor on July 7, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments

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