LTE-Advanced

T-Mobile and Ericsson Sign $3.5 Billion 5G Deal

T-Mobile and Ericsson 5G Deal

T-Mobile and Ericsson have signed a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

AT&T Preps for 5G, Doubles LTE Speed in More Than 100 New Markets

AT&T 5G Evolution

As part of 5G Evolution strategy, AT&T continues to evolve it's LTE network and has announced  117 new markets which will have theoretical peak speeds of up to 400 megabits per second for capable devices using  LTE Advanced features like 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and 3-way carrier aggregation. 

Turkcell and Huawei Complete LTE Spectrum Coordination on a Commercial Network

Huawei

Turkcell and Huawei have completed LTE Spectrum coordination on Antalya's commercial LTE network with Huawei’s latest eRAN13.1 solution. This solution enables coordination between high and low LTE bands to realize channel selection based on a user’s experience and maximize user throughput. 

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm to Host Cellular C-V2X Trials in Japan

Qualcomm C-V2X Reference Design

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI, and Qualcomm plan to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3GPP Release 14 specifications. 

T-Mobile Launches Narrowband IoT Plans

T-Mobile NB IoT

T-Mobile USA has launched narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) plan for $6 per year. T-Mobile launched NB-IoT last October and plans to launch the technology nationwide by mid-year. T-Mobile also announced that the company has certified new NB-IoT modules from u-blox and Sierra Wireless for use on its network.

AT&T Plans 5G Evolution with LTE-Advanced Features in Minneapolis

AT&T 5G Evolution

AT&T has announced the launch of 5G Evolution in parts of Minneapolis in the coming months. As part of 5G Evolution, the operator will upgrade the network that includes LTE Advanced features like 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and 3-way carrier aggregation.

T-Mobile More Than Doubles LTE Advanced Coverage

T-Mobile Store

T-Mobile more than doubles its LTE Advanced footprint to 920+ markets across USA. In addition, the operator announced Gigabit Class LTE readiness with a combination of three speed-boosting technologies carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM that is available in 430 of those markets.

SmarTone, Ericsson Testing FDD Massive MIMO

SmarTone

Hong Kong's mobile network operator SmarTone and Ericsson are trialing FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology as part of the operator’s network evolution plan towards 5G.

Verizon and Ericsson to Deploy Massive MIMO in Irvine

Verizon Wireless

Verizon and Ericsson have announced the completion of their first deployment of FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine, CA.  

Huawei Announces 5G-oriented Mobile Bearer Solution X-Haul

Huawei

Huawei has launched 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution X-Haul to support operators' 5G service expansion and help operators build end-to-end 5G networks.