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Telefonica Mexico to Start LTE Service in October

Telefonica Mexico is deploying LTE in the country  through its Movistar brand. The LTE service will be available from October this year. The announcement was made by Juan Antonio Abellán, CEO…

Huawei Completes LTE-A Uplink CoMP Trial on Multiple Commercial LTE Networks

Huawei has announced that it has successfully conducted the LTE-A uplink coordinated multi-point (CoMP) trial on several commercial LTE networks in Europe and Asia. 

MTS Launches 4G LTE Services in Manitoba

Communications service provider MTS has introduced LTE Wireless technology in Manitoba, Canada. According to company, customers on MTS’s 4G LTE Network have been enjoying even faster speeds since the end…

SFR to Launch LTE Service in November

French mobile operator SFR plans to launch 4G LTE service on 28 November this year. The operator had earlier scheduled the launch in early 2013 but now it has advanced…

ZTE Deploys Multi-carrier TD-LTE Network with China Mobile Hong Kong

ZTE has announced the deployment of the multi-carrier TD-LTE network with China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK). In July, ZTE partnered with CMHK and Ericsson to announce a deal to deploy…

Sprint Introduces LTE Service in Five Additional Cities

Sprint’s 4G LTE is now available in Lawrence, Kan.; Topeka, Kan.; Wichita, Kan.; Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.; and Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape. With this announcement, Sprint has LTE service in 24 cities and is…

ClearSky Partners with NEC to Offer Femtocell Service to Carriers

Mobile data services provider ClearSky Technologies has signed a multi-year contract with NEC to offer Femtocell as a Service (FaaS) to regional GSM/UMTS wireless carriers. Femtocell as a Service offers…

AT&T Adds New 4G LTE Markets

AT&T has launched LTE network in Detroit, MI; Honolulu, HI; Seattle, WA; Pittsburgh, PA and Portland, OR markets as it continues nationwide 4G LTE rollout. With this new addition, AT&T…

MTS, Nokia Siemens Networks Launch TD-LTE Network

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched LTE services in most of Moscow and 40 population centers in Moscow regions. Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it is the sole vendor for the…

SK Telecom Demonstrates Bidirectional LTE FDD/TDD Handover

SK Telecom has announced two-way handover that supports both FDD LTE and TDD LTE in one device. Operator, together with Ericsson and Altair Semiconductor, demonstrated handover in between two different…

Nokia Siemens Networks Demos 1.6Gbps TD-LTE Speed

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it achieved a record TD-LTE throughput speeds of 1.6 Gigabits per second (Gbps). In the demonstration, the company used its commercial Flexi Multiradio 10…

ZTE and Mobitel Sign $40 Million Deal

ZTE has signed a strategic cooperation agreement worth $40 million with Mobitel of Sri Lanka, company announced today. Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. is a national mobile telecommunications service provider and a…

Telstra Global Selects Tekelec for New LTE Services

Tekelec announced today that Telstra Global is offering LTE roaming services across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region using company’s Diameter Signaling Router (DSR). Tekelec’s DSR is providing the diameter signaling hub…

Ericsson Supports SingTel’s Commercial LTE Launch

Ericsson has announced that it partnered with SingTel for operator’s commercial launch of 4G LTE services in Singapore. According to company, it played an important role in transforming SingTel’s current…

Vodafone Launches DC-HSPA+, to Start LTE Roll Out in 2013

Vodafone Australia plans to commence 4G LTE roll out in early 2013. Operator has also announced the launch of Dual Carrier HSPA+ services in key parts of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,…

Apple Introduces LTE Capable iPhone 5

Apple has announced much awaited iPhone 5 that supports LTE technology. According to company, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever is completely redesigned and has stunning new 4-inch Retina display,…

StarHub to Launch LTE Network and New price Plans on 19 September 2012

Singapore’s service provider StarHub plans to launch LTE network on 19 September 2012. At the same time, operator is also enhancing its 3G network with introduction of Dual Cell High-Speed…

Qtel Starts Testing of New 4G LTE Network

Qatar’s telecom operator Qtel has begun testing of its 4G LTE network, company announced today. Qtel plans to launch LTE service commercially in the end of 2012. Operator started to rollout…

Everything Everywhere Launches EE and New 4G Brand

UK’s Everything Everywhere has announced a new digital communications company EE that runs the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK, and will be launching its new 4G brand. EE…

Sprint to Offer LTE in 100+ Additional Cities in the Coming Months

U.S. carrier Sprint is currently building 4G LTE network in more than 100 additional cities within its existing nationwide 3G footprint. Some of the major metropolitan areas in which Sprint…

SK Telecom’s LTE Subscriber Base Exceeds 5 Million

South Korea’s SK Telecom has crossed 5 million LTE subscriber mark in just one year since releasing its first LTE smartphone in September 2011. The company exceeded 5 million LTE…

C Spire Activates LTE Network In Mississippi

U.S. Carrier C Spire Wireless has launched mobile broadband services in four Mississippi markets this week with the activation of its 4G LTE network. McComb, Brookhaven, Meridian and Greenville are…

Huawei Makes VoLTE Call with eSRVCC Handover

Huawei has completed end-to-end VoLTE voice call with eSRVCC (Enhanced Single Radio Voice Call Continuity, defined in 3GPP R10) handover without any perceivable interruption for the end user, company announced.

M1 Launches Nationwide LTE service in Singapore

Singapore’s telecom service provider, M1 is launching of its nationwide 4G LTE service on 15 September 2012. In addition, operator is also introducing new smartphone and mobile broadband service plans.

Aicent Selects Acme Packet for Global IPX and LTE Roaming Services

Acme Packet has announced that Aicent has deployed Acme Packet Net-Net Diameter Director to support its global LTE roaming service and the Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director to manage SIP…

KT Reaches 2 Million LTE Subscriber Mark in Eight months

South Korea’s operator KT has announced that the number of subscribers to its LTE and high-speed Internet services surpassed the 2 million and 8 million marks respectively. KT launched its…

Optus Launches LTE Network in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle

Australian operator Optus has introduced 4G LTE network in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle and plans to launch LTE services in Melbourne from 15th September, 2012. Optus has also began offering…

LG U+ Unveils Voice over LTE Services with Ericsson

South Korean operator LG U+ has introduced voice over LTE (VoLTE) services to its customers in partnership with Ericsson’s subsidiary LG-Ericsson. With commercial VoLTE (GSMA IR.92) services, the operator can…

Yota Offers LTE Service in St Petersburg

Russian operator Scartel (Yota)  has launched its LTE network in St Petersburg on 31 August. The launch was preceded by testing of LTE network earlier in the month of August…