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Movistar Launches LTE Services in Guatemala

Movistar Guatemala has launched commercial LTE services in the country. Movistar LTE service is now available at major points in the capital city, provincial capitals and some tourist sites.

EE Expands LTE Coverage, Introduces LTE-Advanced in London

UK’s mobile operator EE today switched on its LTE-Advanced network in central London. The EE 4G+ technology uses 2.6GHz spectrum, and is available in large parts of central London, including…

SK Telecom’s LTE/LTE-Advanced Subcriptions Surpasse 16 Million

SK Telecom’s revenue rose by 5.9% year-on-year (YoY) and 1.4% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) backed by increase of the LTE/LTE-Advanced subscribers, company reported today.

FTC Sues AT&T Over Data Throttling on Some ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans…

T-Mobile Upgrades LTE Network in Connecticut

T-Mobile has upgraded its LTE network in Connecticut to Wideband LTE. T-Mobile announced that this upgrade brings up to a 50% increase in speed in major cities including Bridgeport, Danbury,…

ZTE Powers CSL’s VoLTE Service in Hong Kong

ZTE has announced that company’s VoLTE Solution is supporting CSL’s commercial launch of voice over LTE services in Hong Kong for voice and video calls. Almost 100,000 users are using…

Orange Slovakia Selects Cisco ASR 5000 Series for LTE Packet Core

Mobile operator Orange Slovakia has chosen the Cisco’s ASR 5000 Series elastic evolved packet core for its recently launched 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network. With Cisco solution, Orange Slovakia aims…

Telefónica Germany Picks Ericsson for Voice over LTE

Telefónica Germany has selected Ericsson as main supplier to upgrade their network to support VoLTE. VoLTE has been deployed in all areas where Telefónica has LTE coverage in Germany. The…

ZTE Introduces ElasticNet SDN IPRAN Solution

ZTE has launched the ZTE ElasticNet SDN (software-defined networking) IPRAN (internet protocol radio access network) solution. According to ZTE, the solution introduces SDN virtualization technology to an IPRAN network to…

PLDT Doubles TD-LTE Sites to Over 400 in Philippines

Philippines telecoms provider PLDT has expanded its Time-Division Duplex-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network to over 400 cell sites at the end of September. The current total is more than double the…

Nokia Networks and Qualcomm Demonstrate 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced with Three-band Carrier Aggregation

Nokia Networks and Qualcomm have completed interoperability testing of LTE-Advanced three-band Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) to achieve subscriber data rates of up to 300 Mbps in network environments.

Vodafone Starts LTE Advanced Roll-out in UK

Vodafone UK has began the roll-out of a LTE Advanced technology to boost existing 4G mobile service using Carrier Aggregation. Vodafone is rolling out the enhanced technology from this month…

Ericsson Demonstrates Proof of Concept of NFV with NTT DOCOMO

Ericsson has successfully demonstrated proof of concept (PoC) of its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in a joint effort with Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO and a number of other providers.

Warid Telecom Selects Ericsson for LTE Deployment in Pakistan

Pakistan’s cellular service provider Warid Telecom announced Ericsson as its technology partner in the roll-out of 4G LTE in Pakistan during GITEX Technology Week 2014. Ericsson is Warid Telecom’s sole…

ZTE Demonstrates 4G Rail Telecommunication Solutions at GITEX and Middle East Rail Technology Exhibition

ZTE is demonstrating its 4G rail telecommunication solutions at GITEX and the Middle East Rail Technology Exhibition. Prior to the events, which take place in the Middle East, ZTE’s 4G…

Alcatel-Lucent Opens a Network center in Tokyo to Provide Hands-on Experience with Advanced Technologies

Alcatel-Lucent has opened a dedicated facility in Tokyo designed to give service providers and enterprise customers hands-on experience in the co-creation of new ultra-broadband and cloud-based services and applications. 

Huawei Completes Handover Test between LTE TDD CA and LTE FDD CA

Huawei has announced completion of the bidirectional handover test between LTE FDD CA and LTE TDD CA, both with 40MHz bandwidth, utilizing a mobile device enabled by the Qualcomm Gobi…

Swisscom Testing 450 Mbps LTE Speed, Expects Launch by 2015 End

After having introduced 4G/LTE at the end of 2012 and LTE advanced in mid-2014, Swisscom is now testing 4G/LTE bandwidths of up to 450 Mbps. Operator expects to launch higher…

Ericsson, Singtel and Qualcomm Demonstrate FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation

Ericsson, SingTel and Qualcomm have successfully demonstrated FDD / TDD Carrier Aggregation using commercial track hardware and software. The demonstration achieved 260 Mbps downlink speeds.

Nokia Networks Implements VoLTE Solution in du’s Commercial Network

Nokia Networks has announced that company designed, tested and integrated VoLTE call in to du’s multi-vendor LTE network in 80 days.  The telecommunications service provider du successfully achieved Voice over…

eircom Signs €80 million Contract with Ericsson

Ireland’s fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services provider eircom has signed a five-year exclusive agreement with Ericsson. The agreement will see Ericsson becoming the sole vendor for eircom’s radio access solutions…

LTE Broadcast/LTE Multicast Market Status Overview

LTE broadcast is one of the key new features of 3GPP LTE Release 9 specifications known as evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), which supports all specified bandwidths and formats…

ANADIGICS Introduces Six TD-LTE Small-Cell Power Amplifiers

ANADIGICS has introduced six new power amplifiers (PAs)  for TD-LTE (Time-Division Long-Term Evolution) small-cell applications. These are AWB7031, AWB7032, AWB7228, AWB7231, AWB7232 and AWB7239 TD-LTE power amplifiers and optimized for…

Verizon Wireless Announces Two New LTE Promotions

Verizon Wireless has launched two new LTE promotions beginning today. Verizon customers with MORE Everything plan can now get 15GB of data per month for $110 or 30GB of data…

EE Adds LTE in 18 More Towns across UK

UK carrier EE has launched 4G LTE network in a further 18 towns across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. Less than two years since launch, 4G from EE now…