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Added by Michael Wolleben on October 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Unfamiliar faces start to drive ‘5G’ definitions

The news that Apple had joined the NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance came a week after Intel signed up to the board of governors of 4G Americas. Both were examples of the changing face of wireless power, and hinted at how different will be the big influencers of ‘5G’ standards, compared to its predecessors.

Intel famously tried to create its own ‘4G’ platform around WiMAX, but is now taking the same view as most companies entering the mobile world from IT or the web –…

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Added by Michael Wolleben on October 16, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Deutsche Telekom DSL-LTE router misses huge opportunity

By The Maravedis-Rethink RAN Research analyst team

The competitive stagnation in Brazil, which should be one of the world’s most dynamic mobile markets, was highlighted by the disappointing results of the flagship 700MHz LTE spectrum auction.

Despite being one of the world’s fastest growing markets for smartphones and mobile data, that traffic is still controlled by a trio of operators – Telefonica’s…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on October 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Data as a Service (DaaS), LTE, and other Cellular Technologies

It is no secret that carrier data is growing exponentially as evidenced by the need for carriers need to rollout Carrier WiFi and Small Cells for more than just coverage.  This growth will accelerate with the introduction of LTE Advanced (LTE-A) as mobile network operators begin trials in various large metropolitan areas.

What is not talked about very much is how all of this data may be monetized.   Mind Commerce believes that there is an emerging opportunity for Data as a Service…

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Added by Fred Taylor on October 15, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Nokia Networks and China Mobile sign US$ 970 million agreement

Nokia Networks and China Mobile announced a framework agreement for mobile communication equipment and services valued at 970 million USD (760 million euros). The agreement was signed at the Sino-German Economic Forum in Berlin by Li Huidi, Vice President of China Mobile, and Hans-Juergen Bill, Executive Vice President at Nokia and also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Networks GmbH & Co KG in Germany.

Under the…

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Added by Zakir on October 14, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Warid Telecom selects Ericsson for 4G LTE deployment in Pakistan

Warid Telecom, the most reliable and transparent cellular service provider in Pakistan, during GITEX Technology Week 2014 announced Ericsson as its technology partner in the roll-out of 4G LTE in Pakistan.

Ericsson, the world leader in providing state-of-the-art telecommunication services is the sole supplier of 4G LTE in Pakistan. Warid becomes one of first few networks in the world which will be shifted from 2G to 4G LTE…

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Added by Zakir on October 14, 2014 at 5:14pm — No Comments

DOCOMO successfully trials NFV using multi-vendors' virtualization systems

NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that it has completed proof-of-concept (PoC) trials that have verified the feasibility of network functions virtualization (NFV) using the software and equipment of six world-leading ICT vendors — Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, and Nokia Networks.

The PoC trials will help to leverage technologies for next-generation…

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Added by Zakir on October 14, 2014 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned in Asia about Broadband Wireless Driving Increased Gaming across Mobile/Wireless Devices

Broadband wireless in Asia has driven gaming to a new level as gamers find the smartphone their preferred platform.  This is not just because gaming is now accessible to them at different times of the day as compared to other platforms.  Gamers enjoy the spontaneity of gameplay, especially with certain game types. 

The main factor that has held-back cellphone gameplay has been found to be data speed.  With enough bandwidth, gamers will spend most of their time on smartphones despite…

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Added by Fred Taylor on October 10, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

India’s top and most popular smartphones

India is widely regarded as the fastest growing smartphone market in the world. With phones ranging from Rs. 2000 ($33) to Rs. 73000 ($1200), there is every type of market segment in the country. The estimated number of smartphone users at the end of last year was 117 million and this number is expected to rise to about 200 million by the end of 2014. It is safe to conclude that about 15% of country’s 1.25 billion population and 25% of its 800…

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Added by Gunjan Indrayan on October 7, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Model Cities to trial Spectrum Sharing

This is a story that reflects regulatory relevance as it addresses industry concerns,  The approach by the FCC and NTIA is multisectoral and consultative as it should be, but to my mind, it needs to list more standardardisation bodies, for their perspectives to be part of the overall calculations, for a more enduring outcome.  At the end of the day, this story is a good lesson in spectrum economics and lends itself for peering by similar regulatory and policy making bodies not only…

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Added by Clifford Agugoesi on October 6, 2014 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

Qualcomm LTE Broadcast SDK now available to developers

When you see or hear the word “broadcast,” the first thing that might come to mind is TV. But now, broadcast is coming to mobile thanks to LTE Broadcast technology. And today, Qualcomm Technologies made the new Qualcomm LTE Broadcast SDK available to developers.

The SDK is a free tool—optimized for the LTE Broadcast capable devices featuring…

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Added by Zakir on October 2, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Huawei unveils the industry's first 32-Channel D-CCAP solution

Huawei unveiled the industry's first 32-channel Distributed Converged Cable Access Platform (D-CCAP) solution at the SCTE’14 Cable-Tec EXPO in Denver, making a downstream bandwidth of 1.6 Gbit/s a reality. The 32-channel D-CCAP supports 32 downstream channels, 8 upstream channels, and optical nodes at the highest integration level in the multi system operator (MSO) industry, providing a channel bandwidth capacity twice that of the 16-channel D-CCAP…

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Added by Zakir on October 2, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Huawei introduces world’s thinnest LTE mobile WiFi

Huawei has unveiled its next fashion statement, Huawei Mobile WiFi Prime E5878. Sporting an elegant, refined design, Huawei Prime is the world’s thinnest LTE mobile WiFi. Delivering download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and connectivity for up to 10 devices, Huawei Prime is the perfect grab and go pocketspot.

"Huawei Prime features a new minimalist design to make it the latest must-have fashion statement for style…

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Added by Zakir on October 2, 2014 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Telkom plans to roll out LTE Advanced

Telkom announced it will begin the roll-out of its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) connectivity, in more than 50 suburbs across South Africa, by the end of this year. 

Considered to be the next evolution of high speed wireless connectivity, LTE-A can potentially offer speeds of up to 3Gbps. Telkom has started its LTE-A journey and is currently upgrading its network to offer customers peak speeds of over 200 Mbps, with a view to…

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Added by Zakir on October 2, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments

EE continues 4G roll out

EE has announced that it is continuing the roll out of 4G bringing the service to another 18 large towns. The operator said that that this took the total of large towns with 4G to 281 covering more than 75% of the population.

Spencer McHugh, director of brand at EE, said:'Our ongoing 4G roll out means that our customers have access to by far the biggest network in the country. Whether you’re at work or on the go, 4GEE lets you…

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Added by Zakir on October 2, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

US plans model cities to test spectrum sharing

As spectrum becomes a scarce resource in some urban areas, sharing bands between different services is becoming a priority for many regulators. The FCC is carrying out various trials with a view to opening up some federal spectrum, notably in 3.5GHz and parts of 5GHz, for technologies such as WiFi or LTE small cells.

Having unveiled plans to open up the 5850MHz-5925MHz frequencies for licence-exempt use – with an extension of 5GHz WiFi seen as the primary candidate…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on October 1, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

US carriers divided on WiFi Calling

The major US operators are gearing up to introduce WiFi Calling services, despite their early moves towards VoLTE. For Verizon and AT&T, the WiFi option is definitely a second string to fully fledged LTE voice, which will enable them to include a wider range of services and added value. But for T-Mobile, always the most WiFi-centric of the big four, the voice platform may be more central to its model.

Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo said Verizon Wireless plans to introduce WiFi Calling…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on September 24, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Deutsche Telekom DSL-LTE router misses huge opportunity

By Peter White, Principal Analyst, digital video and WiFi, Maravedis-Rethink

Deutsche Telekom plans on becoming the world’s first ISP to roll out a hybrid router to its customers when it rolls out a DSL-LTE gateway later this year, the Speedport Hybrid router which combines landline and mobile broadband.

DT told us that the router is not DSL-only or LTE-only compatible, meaning that you have to connect both services to it for it to work,…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on September 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

RAN congestion drives network tools closer to the edge

By Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Maravedis-Rethink

Mobile operators are increasingly differentiating themselves with promises of superior quality of experience (QoE), overall or for particular favorite applications. But the more congested their access networks become, the more of a challenge it becomes to keep those promises. This has elevated traffic management tools from low level and operational, to hugely strategic. The carrier’s toolset to detect network issues, and…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on September 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

ARMY EYES 4G CELLULAR TECH FOR COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS

The Army’s communications research center wants to evaluate the use of commercial, broadband cellular technology for battlefield communications, a move that could herald the beginning of the end for a similar system the Defense Department has struggled to develop and deploy since 1997.

The Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development Engineering Center — or CERDEC for short — said in a …

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Added by 4G360 on September 11, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

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