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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is now available in 33 new markets and expanded in 32 other markets. According to the company, it is on track to meet its goal of covering more than 400 U.S. markets by the end of 2012.
China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) has selected Ericsson and ZTE to build the seamless converged FDD LTE and TD-LTE network in Hong Kong. The two companies have equally share in the form of 50 percent respectively on the network construction project. CMHK is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited.
US wireless carrier Sprint has announced that its 4G LTE network is now available in 15 cities surrounding the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio markets. Sprint will also launch a 4G LTE network for residents in and around Waco, Texas.
Integrated telecom services provider, Omantel has announced the commercial launch of its 4G LTE network in the Sultanate of Oman. The LTE network launch comes after a series of trials which successfully delivered speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Company has awarded its LTE network contracts to Huawei and Ericsson end of last May.
Slovenia's mobile operator, Si.mobil has announced launch of its commercial LTE services. Si.mobil is a part of international telecommunication group Telekom Austria. Operator is currently offering LTE services in Ljubljana, Brnik, and Bled.
Russia has awarded 4G frequencies to four telecom operators, Reuters reported today. The four operators are VimpelCom, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Rostelecom and MegaFon. Other bidders that participated in the spectrum auction, included TTK, Summa Telecom and Tele2 Russia.
Canada's Rogers Communications is investing approximately $2.2 billion in wireless capital investments in 2011 and 2012, including close to $500 million to bring LTE to the majority of Canadians by the end of 2012. Operator has just completed one year of it's LTE launch.
AT&T has turned on its LTE service in Buffalo, N.Y.; Burlington, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Gainesville, G.A.; Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C., and Wichita, Kan., bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T expects its LTE deployment to be largely complete by year-end 2013.
3 Denmark has rolled out 4G LTE network in the country's 15 largest cities and plans to continue to improve and expand coverage in next few months. Operator's LTE network will cover 37 percent of the country's population when it becomes available to customers in September later this year.
Orange Dominicana has launched 4G LTE network in the Dominican Republic. Currently LTE services are available in Santo Domingo area. Operator plans to share more details at a press conference on Monday, July 9.
South Korean carrier SK Telecom has started using Multi Carrier (MC) technology in its LTE network commercially to offer faster LTE services. Operator plans to cover the whole Seoul area within 2012 and 23 other major cities by early 2013.