LTE-Advanced

GSA: 1800MHz Band Fuels LTE Growth

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GSA Report Sep 2014

GSA has announced that globally 331 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 112 countries. 65 LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. In addition, 116 mobile operators have launched HD voice service representing over 30% YoY growth.

Smart Introduces LTE Advanced in Cebu, Philippines

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Smart Communications LTE-Advanced

Philippines' wireless services provider Smart Communications has switched on the LTE-Advanced in Cebu after launching the service in Metro Manila last month.  Smart launched LTE service in the Philippines two years ago, and has close to 2,000 LTE b

Qualcomm Extends LTE and Carrier Aggregation Benefits to Entry-Level Smartphones and Tablets

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 Processor

Qualcomm has announced that its Qualcomm® Snapdragon 200 tier, the Snapdragon 210 processor, will offer integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM for entry-level smartphones.

Ericsson Launches Indoor Picocell to Deliver 300 Mbps with Carrier Aggregation

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Ericsson's Indoor Picocell RBS 6402

Ericsson has announced launch of the RBS 6402, the indoor picocell to deliver 300 Mbps LTE speeds with carrier aggregation. It is a multi-carrier, concurrent multi-standard (LTE, WCDMA and Wi-Fi), and mixed-mode small cell to support 10 different bands

Nokia Networks, China Telecom Achieve FDD-TDD Carrier Aggregation

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NSN Flexi BTS

Nokia Networks and China Telecom today announced FDD-TDD carrier aggregation including a user device chipset. In the demonstration by China Telecom, Nokia’s LTE base station achieved interoperability with a commercial user chipset developed by Marvell. 

Vodafone Spain to Launch Commercial LTE Advanced in October

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Vodafone 4G LTE

Vodafone Spain plans to roll out commercial deployment of LTE Advanced to enable speeds up to 300 Mbps in download in October. Furthermore, the operator is testing Voice over LTE technology to facilitate High Definition voice calls (HD Voice) with setup time less than one second. 

Nemo Outdoor Drive Test Solution to Support Carrier Aggregation and Category 6 LTE Devices

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Anite

Anite today announced that its latest version of Nemo Outdoor supports Carrier Aggregation (CA) and Category 6 devices. Tool allows operators to test and verify the capacity of LTE-Advanced wireless networks.

DOCOMO and Huawei Demonstrate LTE Network over Unlicensed Spectrum

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NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO and Huawei announced today that their joint test has successfully demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum, which is widely used for wireless LAN networks in many countries today.

SingTel Unveils LTE-Advanced Service for Smartphones

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SingTel

Singapore's mobile service provider SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, has announced commercial launch of 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphones. The service will be available from 23 August 2014 when SingTel launches the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+.

Long Term Rise in LTE Across North America

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DALLAS, TX – August 18, 2014 – North America, globally the largest market for LTE subscriptions, will continue to see a rise in LTE subscribers throughout the coming years according to forecasts.

Anite demonstrates peak data rates of 300 Mbps using three component carrier aggregation

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Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 14 August, 2014 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, announced today that it has achieved peak data rate throughput of 300 Mbps with 40 MHz bandwidth using three Component Carrier Aggregation (“3 CC CA”).

LG Uplus and Huawei Establish a Center for LTE-A and 5G Research in Seoul

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Huawei

Huawei and the mobile operator LG Uplus have established a Mobile Innovation Center (MIC) in Seoul. On July 30, 2014, LG Uplus and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark the announcement at the LG Uplus head office in Seoul.

GSA: 51 LTE networks launched so far in 2014

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Cumulative LTE network launches July 2014

Globally, 51 LTE networks have been launched so far in 2014, according to a recent report from GSA. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year. Overall, 318 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 111 countries.

SingTel to Offer Commercial 300Mbps 4G service with Huawei Device

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SingTel

Singapore's mobile operator SingTel has announced a commercial 300Mbps 4G service with the launch of the Huawei E5786 mobile MiFi device. In addition to the Huawei E5786, other LTE-Advanced enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be available from SingTel in the coming months.

Extending LTE Advanced to Unlicensed Spectrum

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LTE is the common global 4G standard for paired (FDD) and unpaired (TDD) licensed spectrum. We can now extend the benefits of LTE Advanced also to unlicensed spectrum, the shared resource used by multiple technologies such as Wi-Fi. This is an ideal solution for mobile operators to augment mobile broadband and help to meet the 1000x challenge.