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LteMaps: LTE deployments & commitments status updated

in Blog, LTE

LteMaps has been updated with recent LTE deployments & commitments. Up to 22 LTE networks are expected to be in service by end of 2010. 

Lawful Interception Architecture for LTE Evolved Packet System

in Blog, EPS, HSS, Lawful Interception, PDN-GW, S-GW, LTE, MME

Lawful Interception is a legally sanctioned official access to private communications.

What will LTE-Advanced deliver?

in Blog, 3GPP, LTE-Advanced, LTE

According to a presentation "3GPP Technology Standards Roadmap" from Stephen Hayes, Chair 3GPP-SA, LTE-Advanced would

Automatic Neighbour Relation in LTE

in Blog, 3GPP, 2G, ANR, NR, 3G, LTE

Manually provisioning and managing neighbor cells in traditional mobile network is challenging task and it becomes more difficult as new mobile technologies are being rolled out while 2G/3G cells a

LTE Handovers - Intra E-UTRAN Handover

in Blog, Handover, Intra, Intra E-UTRAN Handover, SGW, E-UTRAN, eNB, LTE, MME

Intra E-UTRAN Handover is used to hand over a UE from a source eNodeB to a target eNodeB using X2 when the MME is unchanged. In the scenario described here Serving GW is also unchanged.

Measurements in LTE E-UTRAN

in Blog, ARFCN, Inter-frequency, Intra-frequency, Measurement, E-UTRAN, RRC, LTE

In LTE E-UTRAN measurements to be performed by a UE for mobility are classified as below

3GPP and Broadband Forum Collaborate on Fixed Mobile Convergence Standards

in Blog, 3GPP, Broadband Forum, FMC, LTE

3GPP and the Broadband Forum worked together for their first joint workshop on Fixed/Mobile Convergence (FMC). Workshop was held on February 18-19 in San Francisco.

The contribution of 4G in automotive

in Video, Alcatel-Lucent, 4G, LTE

An interesting video about 4G possibilities from Alcatel-Lucent.

Clip presentation of future inflows mobile network 4G in several sectors, including automotive.

A new look for LteWorld

in Blog

Today we have given a new look to LteWorld which will allow users to post their blogs and and use forums easily.

  • LTE subscriber base now accounts for 44% of all mobile subscriptions worldwide and is expected to keep growing until 2022. Based on the latest GSA data, there were 3.74B LTE connections globally at the end of September 2018 in comparison to 2.77B  connections a year earlier. LTE subscriptions are expected to reach 5.96B by 2022 end. 

  • In last few years, Internet of Things (IoT) standards have evolved considerably to provide seamless convergence of the digital and the physical world. IoT allows applications, machines connected to the network to communicate among them or with servers without human intervention.

  • The explosive growth of data-driven service has been the main driver for 3GPP evolutions in recent years.  5G is expected to provide considerably more flexibility for customization compared to earlier generations. New deployments are expected to serve huge amounts of mobile data traffic, thus requiring very efficient user plane path management.

  • India is known to have the second largest population in the world at 1.3 billion but it also has the second largest number of mobile subscriptions in the world.

  • LTE subscriptions now make one-third of global mobile subscriptions.  A recent GSA report puts the total subscriptions to 2.54 billion, 32.4% of all mobile subscriptions globally. It took 3 years to reach the half-billion mark for LTE subscriptions but in last 3 years, LTE has shown tremendous growth with ~2B subscription additions.  

  • With 5G, network functions virtualisation is making in-roads in Radio Access Networks as well as the Core Network. Telecom operators will have newer flexible deployment options with virtualised RAN offering additional ways to increase network capacity, coverage and user experience while reducing time to market for new services.

  • ITU & 3GPP driven 5G has huge potential in utilising Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) to enhance radio access and core network elements. Many operators and equipment manufacturers have already invested heavily to reap the benefits of this technology.

  • Singapore has best 4G LTE experience with a 46.64Mbps average download speed among 77 nations according to a recent OpenSignal report. South Korea is not far behind with an average of 45.85Mbps speed. European countries Norway & Hungary too have LTE average speed greater than 40Mbps. By contrast, the US has very low average 13.98Mbps.