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… Continue
Added by Gunjan Indrayan on July 29, 2014 at 12:14am —
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… Continue
Added by Zakir on July 23, 2014 at 6:57am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on July 7, 2014 at 6:19pm —
Recent national elections have resulted in a government change in India. The new government is considered to be business and investor friendly and many industries including telecom have come up with a wish list even before the new office-bearers can settle down. A reform friendly regime can provide a big boost to this beleaguered sector in India. The industry has faced turbulent headwinds for a while now and it is badly looking for some relief.… Continue
Added by Gunjan Indrayan on June 3, 2014 at 11:49am —
Innovation with the automobile industry is moving a rapid pace with respect to adoption of both macro wireless technologies (most notably LTE) and short-range wireless including an array of RF solutions such as Bluetooth, WiFi, and evolving standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
We see application development coming primarily from some of the more innovative start-ups such as:
- EyerisTech: Artificially intelligent emotion…
Added by Fred Taylor on May 30, 2014 at 10:03am —
Somtel has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) infrastructure in Somalia. Continue
The LTE network will enable Somtel, part of the Dahabshiil Group, to provide faster data services to its clients.
Making the announcement in Nairobi, Saeed Dauleh, board member, Somtel said that LTE will enable the firm - whose network covers Kismayu to the Red Sea in Djibouti…
Added by Zakir on May 27, 2014 at 4:20am —
Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s ICT minister, has announced that a nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network will be commercially deployed in August 2014. Agence Ecofin reports that the network is currently in its trial phase.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in March 2013 the Rwanda Development Board enlisted South Korea’s KT Corp to establish a public-private joint venture company, Olleh Rwanda… Continue
Added by Zakir on May 27, 2014 at 4:00am —
For any Public Safety agency, mobile broadband access provides unparalleled value, by improving situational awareness via real time video transmission and higher voice/data capacity during emergency situations. The possibility of maintaining exclusive mobile broadband networks for Public Safety organizations through LTE, a trend that originated in the US market, has effectively changed the way first responders respond to and handle incidents. Not only… Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on May 20, 2014 at 1:05pm —
Pakistan’s fifth-placed wireless provider Warid Telecom plans to launch 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in five cities, The News International cites an unnamed senior company official as saying. Warid, which has opted not to take part in the ongoing auction for 3G and 4G licenses, will apply to sector authority the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for permission to offer LTE in Islamabad,…
Added by Zakir on April 25, 2014 at 6:18am —
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,… Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on March 19, 2014 at 11:05am —
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… Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on March 11, 2014 at 9:19am —
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… Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on March 10, 2014 at 3:12pm —
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… Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on March 7, 2014 at 11:30am —
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. Continue
Ericsson is deploying the latest multi-standard RBS 6000 family of radio base stations, along…
Added by Zakir on February 28, 2014 at 12:11pm —
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… Continue
Added by Michael Wolleben on February 17, 2014 at 11:32pm —
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… Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on February 11, 2014 at 9:01am —
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. Continue
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…
Added by Zakir on February 5, 2014 at 8:44am —