Qualcomm Announces 205 Mobile Platform to Bring 4G LTE Services to Entry-level Phones

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm has introduced the Qualcomm® 205 Mobile Platform, designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones, company announced at a launch event in New Delhi today.

ASTRI, HKT, Huawei and Qualcomm to Build a Smart Mobility System for Hong Kong using Cellular-V2X

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Smart Mobility Consortium on Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)

A Smart Mobility Consortium on Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies has been formed by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), HKT Limited, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies.

Vodafone Egypt Selects Ericsson for Network Function Virtualization Launch

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Ericsson

Vodafone Egypt has selected Ericsson as its Network Function Virtualization partner and has gone live with the commercial virtual network function. Since October 2016, Ericsson's virtual Serving GPRS Support Node - Mobility Management Entity (SGSN-MME) has been serving and managing commercial mobile broadband traffic on the Vodafone Egypt network.

SK Telecom Demonstrates LTE-Advanced Five- Band Carrier Aggregation on its Commercial Network

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SK Telecom - LTE-Advanced Five- Band Carrier Aggregation

SK Telecom has successfully tested LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) five-band carrier aggregation (CA) on its commercial network. SK Telecom’s bandwidth resources as of February 2017 are 10MHz bandwidth in the 800MHz band, 20MHz bandwidth in the 1.8GHz band, 10MHz bandwidth in the 2.1GHz band, 10MHz + 20 MHz bandwidths in the 2.6Ghz band.

Verizon to Start Testing 5G Service in 11 Markets Across U.S. by Mid 2017

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Verizon

Verizon plans to deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the country on its newly built 5G network.

ZTE to Unveil Gigabit Smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2017

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ZTE - MWC 2017

ZTE plans to unveil a Gigabit smartphone at MWC 2017. Returning to Barcelona for the 13th time, the company will focus on leading 5G evolution, advancing cloudification, creating the Internet of Everything, and developing state of art devices. 

Nokia and Three UK to Deploy Next-generation Cloud Core Network

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Nokia

Nokia and Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, plan to deploy a fully integrated cloud native core network in UK to enable massive scalability, allowing Three to rapidly respond to customers' dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G.

Telstra Launches Commercial Gigabit LTE Network

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Telstra 4GX

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm and NETGEAR have announced a commercial launch of Gigabit LTE network and device. Telstra confirmed at the "Gigabit LTE Experience" event in Sydney today that their Gigabit LTE service has launched in select state capital city CBDs, with more to follow.

SK Telecom and Nokia Develop Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) Solution Over VoLTE

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SK Telecom and Nokia Develop Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT)

SK Telecom and Nokia have announced joint development of “Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) solution, which is a next-generation push-to-talk communications technology over VoLTE, and demonstrated the solution at Nokia's Research and Development Center in Kraków, Poland.

A&TT Turns Off 2G, to Repurpose Spectrum for LTE

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AT&T

AT&T has discontinued 2G wireless service starting Jan. 1, 2017, company announced in a blog this week. Company had announced plan to shut down the 2G network 4 years ago.

Smart Expanding Network to Improve LTE Coverage and Quality in Metro Manila

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Smart Communications LTE

PLDT mobile unit Smart Communications is undertaking a major network expansion in Metro Manila over the next three months, to improve the coverage and quality of its LTE service.

T-Mobile Increases 4G LTE Capacity in DC by Nearly 1,000%

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T-Mobile

U.S. carrier T-Mobile have announced permanent increase of 4G LTE capacity in the areas surrounding the National Mall by nearly 1,000% since last year carrier ahead of Presidential Inauguration.

Singtel Launches Nationwide 450Mbps Mobile Data Network

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SingTel

Singtel today launched a 450Mbps mobile network with the nationwide deployment of 4G LTE-Advanced service in Singapore. This speed enhancement is made possible by Singtel’s nationwide LTE network upgrade to support 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, or 256 QAM.

Telit to Roll out LTE Category M1 module in the U.S. with Verizon and Qualcomm

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Telit

Telit is collaborating with Verizon as a key supplier of IoT modules for the carrier’s LTE Category M1 (LTE-M1) service, company announced last week.  In cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies, Telit is delivering IoT modules in full alignment with Verizon’s features and timing requirements. 

Nokia and T-Mobile Achieve LTE Speeds Near 1 Gbps

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Nokia

Nokia and T-Mobile have achieved LTE speeds near 1 Gbps in a demonstration using Nokia's deployed 4.5G Pro technology. The demonstration, conducted at T-Mobile's lab in Bellevue, Washington, encompassed technologies currently live in the operator's network, including carrier aggregation, 256 QAM