Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 2014: Latest News from LteWorld

3 Hong Kong to Offer Skype’s Unlimited World Calling Service

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3 Hong Kong, a mobile service provider in Hong Kong, has announced a collaborative agreement with Skype to offer its customers Skype’s Unlimited World calling product to make calls to mobile and landline phones for a monthly fee of HK$69.

Aircel Expands 4G LTE Services in India

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Indian mobile operator Aircel has launched 4G LTE services in Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir. The launch comes within a month of operator's recent LTE deployment in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha.

Signals Research: Commercially Deployed VoLTE Service Better than 3G and Internet Calling Services

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Alcatel-Lucent has announced the results of an independent research study which found that its commercially deployed Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology provides better service than 3G Circuit Switched (CS) voice and Internet calling services and Skype software.

MediaTek’s LTE SoC Now Commercially Available in Europe

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MediaTek's first LTE System on Chip (SoC) is now commercial available in Europe. According to company, its quad-core LTE SoC delivers exceptional multitasking and multimedia capabilities as well as LTE download speeds.

Vodafone Selects Nokia Networks for Commercial 700 MHZ LTE Network Roll Out in New Zealand

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Vodafone New Zealand has selected Nokia Networks to enable the launch of its commercial 700 MHz LTE network in the country.

Alcatel-Lucent to Rollout LTE Network in Oklahoma and Kansas with Pioneer Cellular

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Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy a LTE overlay network in the Midwestern U.S. states of Oklahoma and Kansas to enable Pioneer Cellular to  4G broadband mobile access to its customers.

Ericsson and SoftBank Demonstrate Mobility-based Policy for Congested Network Environment

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Ericsson and SoftBank Mobile are working together to further improve the user experience in congested network environments with new Mobility-based Policy. The demonstration connects mobility management and policy control to optimize radio resources and reduce signaling traffic.

Verizon Wireless Announces Push to Talk Plus on Select 4G LTE Devices

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U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless has launched Push to Talk Plus service with enhancements such as improved voice quality and faster call set up time on its 4G LTE network. The service is powered by Kodiak Networks. 

LG Uplus and Huawei Establish a Center for LTE-A and 5G Research in Seoul

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Huawei and the mobile operator LG Uplus have established a Mobile Innovation Center (MIC) in Seoul. On July 30, 2014, LG Uplus and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark the announcement at the LG Uplus head office in Seoul.

Vodafone Tests Voice over LTE Call at UK Lab

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Vodafone UK has successfully tested Voice over LTE at its specialist laboratory in Newbury, Berkshire. VoLTE will allow voice calls to be carried across Vodafone’s 4G data network, instead of using the 2G or 3G voice network as they do today.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Aug 2013 - LTE News from LteWorld

Vodafone and O2 Launch LTE Networks in UK

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UK operators Vodafone and O2 have launched their commercial LTE services in country today. Vodafone's LTE network is currently available in London where as O2's LTE network is available in London, Leeds and Bradford. 

Smart Trials LTE-Advanced in Philippines

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Philippines’ wireless services provider Smart Communications has recently conducted LTE-Advanced trials in Metro Manila and Davao City. According to operator, Smart's test facilities achieved speeds of up to 209.66 mbps at trials held first in Makati City in cooperation with network equipment provider Huawei Philippines.

Scartel to Launch VoLTE in Russia

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Russian mobile service provider Scartel has implemented VoLTE (voice over LTE) with SRVCC (Single Radio Voice Call Continuity) using Huawei's solution. Following implementation of the solution, Scartel is now technologically capable of supporting voice calls on its LTE network.

GSA Confirms 1,064 LTE User Devices

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GSA: 1064 LTE devices
GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 111 manufacturers have announced 1,064 LTE-enabled user devices world-wide, including frequency and carrier variants. Since July 2012, 647 new LTE user devices have been announced. During same period, number of manufacturers is increased by 66%.

Neotel Launches LTE for Business Customers

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South Africa’s communications network operator, Neotel has announced the launch of LTE network. Operator's NeoBroadband powered by LTE, is a fixed wireless solution for Small and Medium businesses (SMB) as well as large Enterprises.

AT&T to Add LTE Network in 50 More Markets This Year

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U.S. operator AT&T has launched LTE network in Ruston, La.; New Bern, N.C.; State College, Pa.; Georgetown, S.C. and Jayuya, P.R. AT&T 4G LTE service also expanded today in Atlanta, Ga.; Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Shreveport, La.; Oxford, Miss.; Albany, N.Y.; San Juan and Guayama, P.R.

Econet Launches LTE in Zimbabwe

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Econet Wireless will launch LTE network during a joint hosting by Zimbabwe and Zambia of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) general assembly. The LTE service will be launched in the resort town of Victoria Falls, where the assembly will be held from August 24 to 29, 2013.

SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz to Develop Active Antenna System

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South Korea's telecom service provider SK Telecom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rohde & Schwarz, a Germany-based manufacturer of test and measurement equipment for mobile radios and radio communications, on joint research and development of next-generation antenna technologies. 

Swisscom Coverage Reaches 60% of Swiss Population

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Switzerland based mobile operator Swisscom has announced that 60 per cent of the Swiss population already have access to operator's LTE network at some 300 locations across the country. According to Swisscom, around half a million its customers already use 4G LTE – second only to Sweden in Europe. 

Real Future Selects Ericsson for 3G and 4G Expansion in Thailand

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Thailand's mobile operator Real Future, a subsidiary of True Corporation, has selected Ericsson to expand its mobile broadband network in Thailand. This expansion will allow the True Mobile Group to offer their 21.5 million subscribers with improved mobile broadband

MTS Launches LTE Network in the Tambov Region

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Russian mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has announced the commercial launch of its LTE FDD  network in Tambov and the Tambov region. Operator is currently rolling-out LTE networks throughout Russia and plans to over around 600 population centers of the Russian Federation by the end of 2014 .

O2 Unveils 4G Tariffs and Data Bundles

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UK's O2 has announced a range of 4G tariffs with data bundles for its upcoming 4G network. From 29th August, O2 will offer 4G tariffs starting at £26 a month, which all include unlimited minutes and texts, bigger data bundles from 1GB – 8GB, free access to 9,000 O2 Wifi hotspots.

Elisa Switches on LTE Network in 800 MHz Band

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Estonia's mobile operator Elisa has launched its LTE services on 800 MHz band spectrum. The operator launched nationwide LTE services immediately after receiving the license to use the spectrum from the regulator Technical Surveillance Authority. 

Telstra and Ericsson Make LTE-Advanced Call on 1800MHz and 900MHz on Commercial Network

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Ericsson has announced that Australia's Telstra has used the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology on 1800MHz and 900MHz spectrum bands on a commercial network.

Rogers Announces LTE Roaming to Switzerland

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Canada's Rogers Communications has signed a new agreement with Switzerland's Swisscom to deliver bilateral LTE roaming to customers of both mobile service providers. As of July 31st, Rogers and Swisscomm customers travelling with a 2600 MHz device can have LTE service while in Canada or Switzerland.

SK Telecom Expands LTE Roaming Services to Canada and Switzerland

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South Korea's operator SK Telecom has launched LTE international roaming services in Canada and Switzerland under partnerships with Canada’s Rogers and Swiss Swisscom.  

AT&T Launches 13 New 4G LTE Markets

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AT&T has announced the launch of LTE network in 13 new markets across the US including Stockton, Topeka, Mt. Sterling, Zanesville, Coeur D'Alene, Medford-Ashland, Kirksville and Portsmouth. operator also has expanded in several existing markets. 

Vodafone UK To Launch LTE Network on August 29

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Vodafone UK is launching its 4G LTE network on 29 August. Operator has also announced that its 4G-ready plans will be available from 12 August. At the launch, Operators LTE network will be available in London. 

Airtel to Roll out LTE Network in Delhi by September

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel is likely to launch LTE services in Delhi by September, reports PTI. Operator is already offering LTE services in some other Indian Markets including Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Chandigarh.

O2 to Launch LTE Network on 29th August

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UK operator O2 has outlined plans for launch of its 4G LTE network. O2 will switch on LTE network in London, Leeds and Bradford on 29th August, reaching up to five million people from launch. 

NTT DOCOMO's LTE Subscribers Surpass 15 Million

NTT DOCOMO has announced that subscribers to its LTE mobile service surpassed 15 million on July 30. Operator's LTE subscriptions reached one million in December 2011, 10 million in February this year.

Friday, May 24, 2013

LteMaps.org: New look for LTE Deployment Map

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May 2013: LTE News from LteWorld

SFR Reveals LTE Network Expansion Plan

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SFR, the French telecom operator, has launched LTE in Lille and revealed network roll out plan for the second half of 2013. Operator plans national coverage with LTE in 55 cities by the end of the year.

CSL Extends LTE Spectrum, Launches LTE CAT 4 Device in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s CSL has commercially launched 4G LTE extended spectrum together with the LTE CAT 4 device. With 5MHz extended spectrum, CSL has deployed a total of 2 x 20MHz at 2600MHz for its LTE network. 

Globecomm Announces Three New LTE Wins

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Globecomm has won LTE contracts with three U.S. Regional Carriers Chariton Valley, Evolve Broadband (DBA WorldCall Interconnect) and Indigo Wireless. These carriers will use Globecomm’s hosted LTE core, as well as the company’s Converged Packet Gateway (CPG) solution.

Verizon Wireless to Begin LTE Small Cell Deployment in Second Half of 2013

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Verizon Wireless will begin deploying small cells into its 4G LTE network during the second half of 2013 working with network vendors including Alcatel-Lucent. Small cell deployments are part of operator's balanced approach to network capacity. 

Telefonica UK Picks Tekelec for Policy Server

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Tekelec has been selected by Telef√≥nica UK to provide the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) in the 3G and LTE core networks. The Policy Server will combine with Tekelec’s Subscriber Profile Repository to enable Telef√≥nica UK to offer advanced services for smartphones, tablets and other mobile data devices.

Huawei and China Mobile Complete CSFB to GSM Field Test on a Live LTE TDD Network

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Huawei and China Mobile (CMCC) recently successfully completed Flash CSFB to GSM field test on a live LTE TDD network. According to Huawei, its Flash CSFB solution requires less time to complete end-to-end call setups compared with traditional CSFB and is capable of handovers to GSM and UMTS. 

Smile Communications Launches Commercial LTE Network in Tanzania

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Smile Communications Tanzania has launched the commercial 4G LTE broadband network in country after more than a year of extensive testing. In 2012, operator chose Tanzania as the first country in Africa in which to deploy its LTE network. 

NTT DOCOMO to Launch 11 New LTE Mobile Devices in 2013 Summer

Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO has unveiled its 2013 summer lineup of 11 models, including nine smartphones, one tablet and one Raku-Raku SMART PHONE, for launch in Japan on or after May 17. All new models are compatible with DOCOMO's LTE service for a max.

Dialog Broadband Acquires Sky TV, Gains 2.3GHz LTE Spectrum

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Sri Lanka’s Dialog Broadband Networks, a subsidiary of Dialog Axiata, has gained additional 2.3GHz spectrum with acquisition of Sky. Sky is a licensed Pay Television Operator in Sri Lanka and is currently in possession of spectrum resources in the 2.3GHz spectrum band

Nokia Siemens Networks Opens Global Delivery Center in China

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Nokia Siemens Networks has opened a Global Delivery Center (GDC) hub in Zhengzhou, province of Henan. According to company, the new facility will provide tools, processes and skilled resources to remotely manage mobile broadband networks for operators in China and around the world.