All Blog Posts Tagged 'LTE' (82)

Public Safety LTE Market Drivers 2014: Why Public Safety LTE and Why Now?

While LMR systems have effectively support mission-critical voice and low-bandwidth data applications for many years, they fail to provide the high-speed data performance necessary to support the multimedia applications on which today’s Public Safety agencies increasingly rely upon.  

Mind Commerce projects Public Safety LTE subscriptions to reach more than 994,000 by year end 2014 in its report,…

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Added by Fred Taylor on March 19, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

The Business Case for VoLTE: Dialable VoIP vs. OTT Voice Services

There are many reasons for justifying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) beyond the obvious efficiencies for voice services.  Some of the business case drivers include:

  • Revenue retention
  • Preparation/foundation for RCS
  • HDTV and HD voice services
  • Next Generation Apps (Augmented Reality and others)
  • Small carrier opportunities (roamers and vacation spots)

Arguably, the biggest driver is simply “Diable VoIP”.

First of all, what is…

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Added by Fred Taylor on March 11, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Self Organizing Networks: Moving Beyond 3G and Optimized with LTE

The LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) consists of the eNodeB (the Base Station), and its interfaces and network elements connected to the core network. In 3GPP Release 8 standards, operators have specific requirements for simplifying eNodeB deployment and reducing operational cost, resulting in the concept of Self-Optimized Networks (SONs).

The Mind Commerce report, Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Challenges…

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Added by Fred Taylor on March 10, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Public Safety LTE Update

Wireless broadband is essential for addressing mission-critical needs requiring high data throughput for applications such as video surveillance, automated vehicle license plate recognition, biometric identification, mobile crime scene units and mobile incident command, geospatial information systems, automated vehicle location and more.

While LMR systems have effectively support mission-critical voice and low-bandwidth data applications for many years, they fail to provide the…

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Added by Fred Taylor on March 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Real Future launches LTE with Ericsson in Thailand's cities

Real Future, a subsidiary of True Corporation Plc under the True Mobile Group, is stepping up its ambitions to expand mobile broadband coverage in Thailand's urban areas. The expansion will allow the True Mobile Group to offer its 22.4 million subscribers improved mobile broadband experiences based on HSPA and LTE technologies.



Ericsson is deploying the latest multi-standard RBS 6000 family of radio base stations, along…

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Added by Zakir on February 28, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Tips on Saving Money with Your 4G Network

Since most 4G networks offer a maximum of 4GB data transfer/month, exceeding this limit can cost you a premium. If your typical usage patterns make you cross the allowed monthly limits on your 4G network, here are a few tips that could help you to save some money:

#1: Wi-Fi…

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Added by Michael Wolleben on February 17, 2014 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Hutchison 3 highlights Europe's RAN sharing trend

By Caroline Gabriel, Research Director Maravedis-Rethink

It is increasingly hard for a country's fifth, fourth or even third cellco to remain competitive amid the rising costs of supporting the mobile data explosion, especially if they are…

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Added by Maravedis-Rethink on February 11, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

LTE Broadcast testing at sports events

Beyond the hype that always surrounds the Super Bowl it appears that Verizon was showing off something called LTE Broadcast and also down in Australia Telstra has been testing the same tech. If anyone has had a play in the UK with this technology we have not noticed.



Effectively LTE Broadcast is multicast for the 4G LTE network, and rather than streaming video individually to everyone the cell broadcasts the data just once…

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Added by Zakir on February 5, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments

Sierra Wireless launches new generation 4G LTE modules for notebooks and tablets

Sierra Wireless announced the launch of two new AirPrime® embedded wireless modules for 4G LTE networks. The AirPrime EM7340 and EM7345 are based on Intel chipsets and designed for integration into notebook computers and tablets, with a standardized M.2 form factor ideal for small, thin devices. With one of the new AirPrime modules integrated into a notebook or tablet computer, end customers have mobile broadband available at their fingertips, offering an efficient…

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Added by Zakir on February 5, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

LTE by the Numbers – 2013 Spectrum Review

At the end of 2013, some 228 commercial LTE networks were deployed across 94 countries in all regions of the world. Live LTE networks are defined as those with commercial service offerings for businesses or consumers, or both, with associated service plans. When commercial services provided by MVNO’s, service providers providing LTE using leased spectrum and those providing fixed wireless broadband LTE are included in the mix, then the number of live providers of…

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Added by Dianne Northfield on January 7, 2014 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

Czech operators may invest up to CZK 40 billion in LTE networks

Czech mobile operators are going to increase their investments in infrastructure in the following years, and they could spend up to Kc40bn in total in building new LTE networks, according to information from individual companies.

Last year, operators on the Czech market made investments worth nearly Kc15bn. A similar amount of investments is expected this year.…

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Added by Zakir on December 10, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Telstra, Ericsson demonstrate LTE-A carrier aggregation

Telstra and Ericsson have concluded a trial aggregating 1800 and 2600MHz frequency bands to provide high data rates on the telco's 4G cellular network.



Known as carrier aggregation (CA), the technology is part of the Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) specification that telcos around the world are considering as part of their ongoing 4G mobile broadband offering.



The technology…

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Added by Zakir on December 10, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

StarHub to offer clearer calls over 4G network next year

StarHub will offer Voice over Long Term Evolution(VoLTE) services next year promising clearer calls for its 4G users.

VoLTE enables customers to make high-definition(HD) voice calls over a 4G network by allowing more speech information sent at broader frequency range and over twice the bandwidth as compared to standard voice calls. This results in natural-sounding and significantly clearer phone conversations with reduced…

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Added by Zakir on December 4, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments

Telecom Namibia launches Commercial LTE Network

Namibia's telecommunications service provider, Telecom Namibia has launched commercial 4G LTE mobile broadband services in key areas of the country. The 4G LTE services are available in the capital Windhoek and surrounding areas, as well as Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Langstrand and Henties Bay at the coast and Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Ohangwena and Oshikango in the north of the…

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Added by Zakir on December 3, 2013 at 12:28am — No Comments

Brazilian 4G market sees steady growth

The 4G market in Brazil has seen a growth of 32.1 percent with 730,500 mobile phones lines sold so far, according to local telecoms body Anatel.



The numbers account for phone lines equipped for fourth-generation spectrum sold from May, when 4G commercial offerings were launched, until the end of October. Anatel predicts that by December, 4 million people will be using the technology in Brazil.…



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Added by Zakir on November 27, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Audi plans 4G LTE service in A3

Audi will equip the 2015 A3 compact sedan with 4G LTE high-speed data connectivity. The sedan goes on sale in the United States next spring.

Drivers will have access to more than 7,000 Internet radio stations, picture-based navigation, Google Earth real-time flight departure and landing information and more with the service, which Audi said is seven times faster than 3G connectivity.

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Added by Zakir on November 21, 2013 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

Canada’s Eastlink to adopt Astellia’s 3G and 4G monitoring solution

Astellia, leading provider of network intelligence for mobile operators, announced a new contract with Canadian mobile network operator Eastlink.

 

Astellia will implement its unified network performance management system. By integrating both RAN and Core data into customized dashboards for network planning, maintenance, and radio optimization, Astellia is able to provide 360° network…

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Added by Zakir on November 21, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments

LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation Band Combinations

Dianne Northfield, VP Research, Tolaga Research www.tolaga.com

Recently we examined different paths to LTE-Advanced employed by various service providers around the world (see:…

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Added by Dianne Northfield on November 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Tale of Two Very Different Spectrum Auctions – Bangladesh and Taiwan

Dianne Northfield, VP Research, Tolaga Research www.tolaga.com

A review of recent spectrum auctions in Bangladesh and Taiwan attests to significant differences in outcomes due to country specific market conditions and auction provisions. There was limited competition in Bangladesh’s single band 3G spectrum auction – with 4 bidders vying for 4 licenses. Prices paid for spectrum were only…

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Added by Dianne Northfield on November 14, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Telstra LTE-Advanced Cat4 Wi-Fi hotspot spotted

Telstra has upped its 4G portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a premium 4G LTE-Advance (Cat 4 up to 150mbps) – a rebadged Netgear AirCard 782S - that supports 10 connected devices.

The LTE-Advanced network uses both 900MHz and 1800MHz 4G spectrum bands in Australia, effectively bonding two bands of spectrum together in a process called carrier…

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Added by Zakir on November 12, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

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