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LTE Subscription Growth Remains Strong in 2018 as 5G Kicks In

LTE Subscription Growth 2018

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. 

3GPP Road to 5G Massive Internet of Things

5G IoT

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.

One Third of Global Mobile Subscriptions are on LTE, to Overtake GSM Next Year

Q32017 LTE Subscriptions

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.  

The Text Factor

SMS today reaches the ripe old age of 22 and this birthday shows it as technology truly capable of moving with the times.

ZTE Unveils 4G Qcell Solution for Multi-mode GSM/UMTS/LTE Networks

ZTE

ZTE has announced a 4G active distribution solution that supports multi-frequency and multi-mode network deployment with superior indoor performance.

ZTE Wins SWAN Slovakia Contract for Nationwide LTE Network

ZTE

ZTE has signed a contract with Slovak operator SWAN for a nationwide LTE network project. As part of the agreement, ZTE will construct core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network, and a GSM/LTE mobile communications and VAS (value added services) network

Vodafone and Huawei Trial GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

Huawei

Huawei announced the successful implementation of the GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (GL DSS) trial with Vodafone Spain today. GL DSS is able to improve LTE capacity by up to 50% through maximizing wireless spectrum utilization, reports Huawei.

NSN Upgrades Telkomsel GSM, 3G Network

NSN

Indonesia’s telecom operator Telkomsel has upgraded its GSM and 3G HSPA+ network across the country using NSN’s radio and core network as well as comprehensive services.

ZTE Offers Magic Radio Spectrum Solution for GSM/LTE Dual-mode Deployment

ZTE

ZTE has announced a proprietary Magic Radio Spectrum Solution product that achieves deployment of GSM and LTE within the same band. According to company, it significantly enhances spectrum utilization and improves efficiency by up to 50 per cent.

Oi Brasil Selects NSN to Modernize Network Infrastructure for 4G, GSM and 3G services

NSN Flexi BTS

Brazil’s operator Oi Brasil has selected Nokia Solutions and Networks to supply the infrastructure for its LTE network. In addition to that, NSN will also upgrade the operator’s GSM and 3G networks across the country. 

Jasper Wireless to speak at the Internet of Things World Forum 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW USA, 29 October 2013 – Jasper Wireless, the leading connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics, today announced that it will share how operators and enterprises can maximize opportunities using the Internet of Things (IoT).

Network evolution demands SON revolution

25 February 2013, Mobile World Congress, Spain –With “customer experience” replacing “OPEX savings” as the primary concern of many mobile operators, the issue of Self-Optimising Networks (SON) is in vogue once again.

Nokia Siemens Networks Updates Liquid Radio Software Suites

Liquid Net

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced introduction of a range of new features to its Liquid Radio Software Suites to help operators address constantly changing capacity demands. The update includes a new LTE Software Suite as well as new WCDMA and GSM Software Suite applications. 

12 UEs in a Box for Performance Verification and Optimization of Wireless Networks by Signalion

Dresden, Germany, November 28, 2012 – Signalion announces the launch of its new product DTS-12. It is a simple and cost-efficient tool for performance verification and optimization of wireless networks by means of drive tests.

Vodacom Selects Nokia Siemens Networks to Enable Voice & SMS Continuity with CSFB in LTE Network

Liquid Net

South Africa’s telecom service provider, Vodacom has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Core to enable circuit switched fall-back (CSFB) functionality in its LTE network. This functionality allows LTE users to make and receive voice calls using either the GSM or 3G network while retaining the benefit of data services via LTE.