ERCOM Mobipass Network Emulator LTE-A Ready

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Paris, September 16, 2013 - ERCOM has announced that its Carrier Aggregation (CA) feature on its LTE test equipment Mobipass is fully in production and currently being used by Tier1 OEM Vendors, ahead of this week’s LTE Asia.

LTE-A 3.5GHz Trial Network in Japan Achieves 770 Mbps Max Download Speed

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Huawei has announced that it had helped build a 3.5GHz LTE-A trial network in Japan. A recent demonstration of the network showed it could support a max 770 Mb/s download speed by making use of LTE-A technologies like Carrier Aggregation (CA), Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) and Cloud BB (Baseband).

Keep backhaul front of mind for LTE / LTE-A

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LTE and LTE-Advanced promise a far better experience for the end user. But these technologies introduce new challenges in the backhaul network, which plays a critical role in maintaining high quality of experience. Listen to the podcast to learn more about backhaul considerations for LTE and LTE-A.

CSL to Deploy LTE Advanced at 300 Mbps in Hong Kong

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CSL's LTE-Advanced Demo

Hong Kong's CSL Limited is now set to deploy LTE Advanced at 300 Mbps, operator announced today. In the demonstration of this technology, 1O1O and one2free showcased theoretical peak download speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

Anite leads LTE-A CA test case validations at PTCRB

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Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 6 September, 2013 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it has achieved validation for the most number of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) protocol test cases by the PTCRB (a wireless device certification forum led by North American mobile operators)

Smart Trials LTE-Advanced in Philippines

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Smart LTE

Philippines’ wireless services provider Smart Communications has recently conducted LTE-Advanced trials in Metro Manila and Davao City. According to operator, Smart's test facilities achieved speeds of up to 209.66 mbps at trials held first in Makati City in cooperation with network equipment provider Huawei Philippines.

SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz to Develop Active Antenna System

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SK Telecom

South Korea's telecom service provider SK Telecom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rohde & Schwarz, a Germany-based manufacturer of test and measurement equipment for mobile radios and radio communications, on joint research and development of next-generation antenna technologies. 

3GPP Release 11: Understanding the Standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced Enhancements

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This 4G Americas whitepaper is intended to provide a brief review of some of the key specifications in 3GPP Release 11. 

3GPP Rel-11 standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced were frozen in December 2012 with the core network protocols stable in December 2012 and radio access network (RAN) protocols stable in March 2013.

Telstra and Ericsson Make LTE-Advanced Call on 1800MHz and 900MHz on Commercial Network

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Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson has announced that Australia's Telstra has used the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology on 1800MHz and 900MHz spectrum bands on a commercial network.

Carrier Aggregation - (One) Key Enabler for LTE-Advanced

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This webinar from November 2012 focuses on carrier aggregation, the feature that is most in demand within the LTE-Advanced feature set. It also outlines how carrier aggregation is supported by leading test and measurement solutions for LTE and LTE-Advanced from Rohde & Schwarz.

Anite leads the way in LTE-Advanced with eICIC testing capability

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Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 06 August, 2013 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it is first to release a flexible and comprehensive eICIC (enhanced Inter Cell Interference Coordination) enriched LTE-Advanced device testing solution, based on its Development Toolset.

IS-Wireless announces availability of LTE STACKS!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 - IS-Wireless, a Warsaw-based LTE/LTE-Advanced IPR provider, announces availability of SON-ready LTE/LTE-A protocol stacks for UE and eNB. LTE STACKS are advanced software libraries realizing functions of L2 and L3 protocols. They are written in ANSI  C according to the latest 3GPP E-UTRA Rel.

SK Telecom Launches Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

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SK Telecom Launches LTE-Advanced

South Korea's wireless operator SK Telecom has debuted the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service through smartphones. To commercialize LTE-A, SK Telecom has already applied Carrier Aggregation (CA) and Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP), and plans to apply Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC) in 2014.

ABI Research: 500M LTE-Advanced Subscriptions by the End of 2018

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ABI Research

The LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) subscriptions will take an important role in the mobile subscriber market, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 295% between 2013 and 2018 to reach 500 million, reports ABI Research. It will represent 34% of the overall 1.47 billion LTE-related subscriptions.