Monday, July 30, 2012

Top Stories This Month on LteWorld

Optus Opens TD-LTE Trial Network, Expands FDD-LTE Network

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Australian mobile service provider Optus has expanded the availability of 4G services utilizing its 4G FDD-LTE network in Sydney and Perth. Optus will have two 4G products available, the Optus 4G USB and the Optus 4G mobile Wi-Fi modem.

O2 Selects Ruckus Wireless for Small Cell Deployment in UK

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Ruckus Wireless
Ruckus Wireless has been selected by Telefonica UK (O2) to supply high-capacity small cell products for high-speed wireless services being deployed throughout London, the company announced today.

AT&T Expands LTE Coverage, Adds New LTE Markets

AT&T has launched 4G LTE service in four new markets - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach, Fla., and Worcester, Mass., and expanded LTE service in Baltimore, Boston and Washington, D.C..
Operator's LTE network is now live in 51 markets. AT&T expects its LTE deployment to be largely complete by year-end 2013.

SmarTone To Start Commercial LTE Services Next Month

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Hong Kong’s SmarTone will launch a territory-wide 4G LTE network in the 1800MHz spectrum  on 28 August 2012. At launch, all current SmarTone price plans will apply, announced the operator. 

Fido to Launch LTE Service in Canada This Summer

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Canadia's Fido plans to launch LTE service this summer across major markets in Canada, including in the cities and surrounding areas of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and St. Johns with more cities to launch throughout 2012.

Sprint to Offer LTE in Four More Markets

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Sprint is adding four more cities that will soon have 4G LTE network. Operator will launch LTE in cities - Baltimore, MD; Gainesville, GA; Manhattan/Junction City, KS; Sherman-Denison, TX - before Labor Day.

Telefonica Germany Deploys Acme Packet's SIP and Diameter Routing Solution

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Telefónica Germany is deploying Acme Packet’s Net-Net Session Router and Net-Net Diameter Director, to support its fixed-line VoIP, 3G mobile network, and future LTE services, company announced. Core SIP and Diameter routing solution reduces complexity and accelerates time-to-market for LTE and IMS.

NTT DOCOMO LTE Subscribers Surpass 4 Million

Japan’s mobile service provider NTT DOCOMO has announced that subscribers to Xi™, the company’s extra-high-speed LTE mobile service surpassed four million on July 22.

Ofcom Unveils 4G Spectrum Auction Plan

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UK's 4G spectrum auction is set to get under way by the end of 2012, announced regulator Ofcom today. The auction will offer the equivalent of three quarters of the mobile spectrum in use today – some 80% more than released in the 3G auction which took place in 2000.

Huawei Completes LTE to GSM ANR Interoperability Test

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Huawei has announced the completion of a multi-mode, LTE to GSM ANR (Automatic Neighbor Relations) IOT (Interoperability Test). Based on 3GPP R9 standards, Huawei’s completed LTE-to-GSM ANR IOT: reduces manual configuration for neighbor relations by 90%, improve handover success rate, and reduces network management and optimization costs for operators.

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