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T-Mobile to Acquire AWS Spectrum from U.S. Cellular

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has signed an agreement to purchase 10 MHz of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum from U.S. Cellular for $308 million in cash. This additional spectrum will allow…

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Reaches 500th Market

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network now covers 500 markets in 49 states and operator officially launches next month in Alaska. Parkersburg, W.Va., became the 500th market in the United States…

SK Telecom Launches Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

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),…

Nokia Siemens Networks Achieve 56 Mbps Peak Upload Throughput in TD-LTE

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it has achieved 56 Mbps peak upload throughput in a TD-LTE network using its commercial 4G base station with multiple antenna technology and a…

915 Million LTE Subscribers Globally by the End of 2016

Analysts IDATE predicts more than 915 million LTE subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2016 and expects first billion to be exceeded during 2017. Asia-Pacific is expected to represent a…

SIMalliance Publishes New LTE UICC Profile for Mobile Operators

SIMalliance has published an updated technical document for mobile network operators (MNOs) that specifies the integrated features required to provide optimal UICC support for LTE network and IMS services deployment. 

MTS Picks Ericsson for LTE Network Development

Russia’s mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has selected Ericsson to deploy the LTE network in four regions covering more than half of Russia. Under the three-year agreement and starting in…

Aio Wireless Introduces 4G LTE Service

Aio Wireless, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T, has announced the launch of no-annual contract LTE service covering more than 200 million people. Aio has also added Naples and Ft. Myers…

Swisscom Introduces LTE Roaming for its Customers

Switzerland’s telecom operator Swisscom is now offering 4G LTE roaming its customers. From 21 June, Swisscom customers will be able to browse the Internet in South Korea with LTE.

Max Telecom Selects Nokia Siemens Networks as Main Supplier for LTE Equipment

Bulgarian telecom operator Max Telecom has picked Nokia Siemens Networks as the main vendor to provide equipment for its LTE network. Operator plans to launch LTE mobile internet services in…

Sprint Expands LTE Network into 22 New Cities

U.S. operator Sprint announced expansion of its 4G LTE network in 22 new cities including Miami, New Orleans, Raleigh, N.C., and Tampa, Fla. Sprint’s LTE network is now serving 110…

AT&T Continues to Expand LTE Network

AT&T continues to expand LTE coverage in existing markets and has now switched on its 4G LTE service in 17 new markets this week. With this expansion AT&T 4G LTE…

Vodafone Australia Launches LTE Network

Vodafone Australia has switched on 4G LTE network in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle and Wollongong as announced earlier. Vodafone holds 2 X 20MHz contiguous spectrum and has demonstrated trial…

Ericsson Gets MBNL RAN Managed Services Contract

Ericsson has announced that it has been selected to manage operations and maintenance of the MBNL radio access network encompassing the Three UK and EE networks. Mobile Broadband Network Limited…

ZTE Completes End-to-End VoTD-LTE Call in China Mobile’s Network

ZTE has announced completion of end-to-end voice-over TD-LTE (VoTD-LTE) call in partnership with China Mobile and Marvell Technology Group. The VoTD-LTE call was conducted on China Mobile’s network in Guangzhou.

AT&T Switches on LTE Network in New Markets

AT&T has turned on its LTE service in 22 new markets across the U.S., and expanded 4G LTE service in many existing markets. With this expansion, operator’s LTE network is…

A1 Telekom Austria, Nokia Siemens Networks Demonstrate Carrier Aggregation in Vienna

Nokia Siemens Networks and A1 Telekom Austria has demonstrated carrier aggregation, a LTE-Advanced technology, in Vienna.  The live demo included handling large file transfers with a simultaneous video stream and…

Regional Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent Launch LTE Network in Iraq

Regional Telecom, a communications service provider in Northern Iraq, and Alcatel-Lucent have launched 4G LTE network Iraq under the Fastlink brand. Alcatel-Lucent is providing its end-to-end 4G LTE solution, including…

Qualcomm Announces Multi-mode 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi Small Cell Solutions

Qualcomm has introduced a family of 28 nanometer (nm) solutions, the Qualcomm FSM99xx, to enable pico, metro and enterprise small cells that are designed to enhance operators’ 3G and LTE…

Vodafone UK to Launch LTE Service by the Late Summer

Vodafone UK has announced that company is increasing investment in its network this year and preparing for the launch of 4G LTE services by the late summer. Operator expects spending increase…

Huawei Launches Carrier Aggregation Solution for Seamless Mobile Broadband

Huawei recently announced a CA (Carrier Aggregation) total solution at the company’s annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen. According to company, the solution extends the capabilities of normal intra-site CA…