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3GPP Road to 5G Massive Internet of Things

in Blog, 3GPP, 5G, EC-GSM, EGPRS, eMTC, IOT, NB-IoT, 4G, GSM, LTE
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.

Session and Service Continuity Evolution in 5G Networks

in Blog, 5G, SSC, 4G, LTE
5G

The explosive growth of data-driven service has been the main driver for 3GPP evolutions in recent years.  5G is expected to provide considerably more flexibility for customization compared to earlier generations. New deployments are expected to serve huge amounts of mobile data traffic, thus requiring very efficient user plane path management.

BSNL Driving Digital India with Wi-Fi Strategy

in Blog, BSNL, MARAVEDIS, WiFi, LTE
BSNL WiFi

India is known to have the second largest population in the world at 1.3 billion but it also has the second largest number of mobile subscriptions in the world.

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

in Blog, 5G, GSM, LTE, WCDMA
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.  

Network Functions Virtualisation to Drive 5G New Radio Architecture

in Blog, 5G, 5G New Radio, 5G NR, NFV, LTE
5G NR

With 5G, network functions virtualisation is making in-roads in Radio Access Networks as well as the Core Network. Telecom operators will have newer flexible deployment options with virtualised RAN offering additional ways to increase network capacity, coverage and user experience while reducing time to market for new services.

5G Boom for Network Functions Virtualisation

in Blog, 5G, eMBB, mMTC, NFV, uRLLC, LTE
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ITU & 3GPP driven 5G has huge potential in utilising Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) to enhance radio access and core network elements. Many operators and equipment manufacturers have already invested heavily to reap the benefits of this technology.

Singapore Has Top 4G LTE Speed Among 77 Nations

in Blog, 4G, LTE
4G

Singapore has best 4G LTE experience with a 46.64Mbps average download speed among 77 nations according to a recent OpenSignal report. South Korea is not far behind with an average of 45.85Mbps speed. European countries Norway & Hungary too have LTE average speed greater than 40Mbps. By contrast, the US has very low average 13.98Mbps.

Telecom Standard Bodies Prep for IMT-2020

in Blog, 3GPP, 5G, ITU, ITU-R
5G

Last week, ITU-R Workshop on IMT-2020 terrestrial radio interfaces was held in Munich, Germany with main objective to outline the process of submission/reception of the Radio Interface Technology (RIT)/set of RIT (SRIT) proposals and acknowledgment of receipt.

New iPhones Add LTE Band 34, Band 66 Support, Drop Band 27

in Blog, iPhone, iPhone 8, iPhone X, LTE
iPhone 8

Last week Apple announced a new generation of iPhones: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The new iPhone features A11 Bionic chip, Retina HD displays and wireless charging, just to name a few.

What is 5G New Radio (5G NR)?

in Blog, 5G, 5G NR, LTE
5G NR

5G New Radio (NR) development is part of continuous mobile broadband evolution process to meet the requirements of 5G as outlined by IMT-2020, similar to earlier evolution of 3G & 4G wireless networks.

LTE Technologies and Trends in APAC

in Blog, 5G, CommScope, Interview, LTE
Navin Vohra, Vice President, Wireless Sales, Asia Pacific, CommScope

In an Interview with LteWorld, Navin Vohra, Vice President, Wireless Sales, Asia Pacific, CommScope, explained CommScope's role and offerings in LTE technology domain. Here’s what he had to say on LTE technologies and trends in APAC:

Global LTE subscribers to quadruple by 2019

in Blog, Wi-FI, 4G, LTE
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TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Forecast Service new data reveals that global LTE subscribers are projected to grow 35% compounded annually over the next five years, from 516 million to 2.3 billion. To date, LTE adoption has been strongest in South Korea, where the 4G technology accounted for 63% of wireless subscribers in 2014.