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LTE-Advanced deployments – Tracking the fastest wireless networks globally

In an earlier article written on my blog in May 2013 (LTE Advanced – Key features and differentiators), I had discussed technical details of LTE-A. Sometimes called 4.5G, the technology was in testing stages at that time. Commercial deployment took off in different parts of the world about an year ago. The promise of LTE-Advanced is live and real as we head into 2015.…

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Added by Gunjan Indrayan on December 16, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Reports and Intelligence: Wearable Technology in Industry Verticals 2014 - 2019

Wearable technology presents the potential for massive transformation in many industries. The more obvious ones include consumer electronics and communications. Early adopter industries include clothing, healthcare, sports and fitness. However, we see many industries adopting wearable technologies as computing and wireless communications integrate wearable into virtually every aspect of products and services.



This marketplace will initially be driven by practical solutions for…

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Added by Bella Wilson on December 9, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

When thing's aren't broke, but still need fixing.

I will start by saying it's been a while since I posted on 4G360, and 4G is so disruptive, even the name of this site has changed, for the better I might add. 

I want to start by bringing up this little thing Net neutrality, that isn't so little. The FCC has contributed to wireless what peanut butter has done for bread. And it…

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Added by Kobe Wadsworth on November 23, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The Role of SDR in 4G (and beyond) Networks

Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a virtual communication link which is built on embedded system instead of complicated hardware components.  A radio may be defined as any device used to exchange digital information between two points. SDR is a radio in which some or all of the physical layer functions are software-defined. SDR can be applied to any radio connection using analog-to-digital converter.  SDR provides better network automation with better capabilities.

Network operators are…

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Added by Fred Taylor on November 22, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

Don't Stick a Fork (lift) in It; Extend Your Investment While Moving to Standards

A Thought Piece from Telrad, the Leader in LTE for Fixed Wireless

The WISP market is in the midst of a dramatic transition unlike anything seen since perhaps 2002, when purpose-built outdoor PMP systems hit the market, en masse. This followed years of WISPs cobbling together WLAN radios with amps, heaters…

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Added by Patrick Leary on November 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

ZTE offers insights on Pre5G to lead global industry discourse on 5G

ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, provided further updates on the company’s vision on pre5G at a high-level international meeting of experts and industry officials to discuss global development of 5G technology. 

In an address to the International Workshop on 5G-ICT Technologies conference in Beijing, Dr. Xiang Jiying, Chief Technology…

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Added by Zakir on November 18, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Ericsson and Qualcomm complete first Inter-company LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation Interoperability testing

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announce the successful completion of the world's first inter-company interoperability testing of LTE Category 9 connectivity, with download speeds of up to 450 Mbps.

Testing was conducted using Ericsson's LTE-Advanced network infrastructure and QTI's next-generation LTE-Advanced modem. …

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Added by Zakir on November 18, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

What struggling operators worldwide can learn from T-Mobile, USA?

T-Mobile is the fourth largest wireless network operator by subscribers and revenue in the United States. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom owns two-third of the company. The telco manages to grab the most headlines out of any telecom company in the US because of some good reasons. Let us start by looking at a few numbers first. T-Mobile reported 3Q 2014 revenue of $7.35 billion and added about 2.35 million subscribers over the quarter…

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Added by Gunjan Indrayan on November 4, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Telefónica Germany selects Ericsson for Voice over LTE

Telefónica Germany, the largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers in Germany, selected Ericsson as main supplier to upgrade their network to support VoLTE. Telefónica is one of the first operators in Europe that has now completed the upgrade of their network to be ready for commercial VoLTE launch. VoLTE has been deployed in all areas where Telefónica has LTE coverage in Germany. The commercial launch will take place once Telefónica has secured…

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Added by Zakir on October 22, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

SK Telecom publishes White Paper on 5G Technology

SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) announced that the company published a white paper on 5G to suggest new direction for technological evolution to 5G, the next generation mobile communications network.

SK Telecom’s white paper on 5G is now available to the public at 5G Global Summit which is an international 5G conference held on October 20 and 21 during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan.…

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Added by Zakir on October 22, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Orange Slovakia lights up 4G LTE services with Cisco ASR 5000 Series

Bratislava, Slovakia, October 22, 2014 – Cisco today announced that leading mobile operator Orange Slovakia has chosen the Cisco® ASR 5000 Series elastic evolved packet core as a central element of its recently launched 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network. By implementing the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, Orange Slovakia intends to multiply its network capacity…

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Added by Zakir on October 22, 2014 at 3:58pm — 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

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