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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…


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…


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.…


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)…


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…


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


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


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

China must wait another six years for 700MHz spectrum

By the Maravedis-Rethink RAN Service team

The 700MHz band is heading towards a harmonized band plan, at least outside north America's eccentric approach, as Latin American and Asian countries start to open up the low frequency spectrum for LTE. Europe, the Middle East and Africa will follow towards the end of the decade, and their regulators are under pressure to harmonize as far as possible with the Asia-led APT700 plan, in order to create a…


Added by Maravedis-Rethink on July 2, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

Two layers, three architectures – the new-look LTE network

By Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Maravedis-Rethink

There is little room left for architectural debates in the wireless industry – in 2014, the answer is clear. The capacity requirements for wireless networks will be so great that there will be no room for either/or. Operators will be deploying combinations of…


Added by Maravedis-Rethink on July 2, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Operators’ NFC plans stumble as Apple refuses to play ball

By the Maravedis-Rethink RAN Research team

Developments in the Australian mobile payments market highlight a broader global problem for mobile operators – the failure of key ecosystem players to support their chosen m-commerce technology, NFC. Two banks in the country are basing their new solutions on QR codes, not NFC, particularly because Apple does not support the latter technology.

Operators support NFC because it is traditionally…


Added by Maravedis-Rethink on June 24, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

Google buys 60GHz start-up to boost its ‘5G’ power play

By Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Maravedis-Rethink

There are very few things yet known about ‘5G’, and the standards process has not even begun, but big players are already looking to influence how the specifications evolve, so the next generation of wireless supports their ecosystems and business models. Google, of course, has…


Added by Maravedis-Rethink on June 24, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Bouygues plans radical rescue plan, Orange may pounce

By the Maravedis-Rethink RAN Research team

The French mobile operators are converging rapidly in the fall-out from the disruptive entry of Free. Free's owner, Iliad, has reportedly made an informal bid for third cellco Bouygues, certainly the weakest of the established players, although still larger than Free and with a better network.

Free's strategy has involved cut-price 3G deals and a home/mobile model making heavy use of homespots…


Added by Maravedis-Rethink on June 20, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments

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