Monday, September 3, 2012

August 2012: LTE News & Blogs from LteWorld

Movicel and MTC Namibia Select Huawei's IP Microwave Solution for LTE Backhaul Network

in press-releaseHuaweiMovicelMTC NamibiaLTE
Shenzhen, China, August 27, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it has been selected to provide its advanced IP microwave solution for the next-generation LTE backhaul networks of Movicel in Angola and Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) in Namibia.

Deutsche Telekom Offers 100 Mbps High-speed LTE for Smartphones

 in Deutsche TelekomNewLTE
Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom has announced new option for its customers to surf the Internet with their smartphones at speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s. The LTE Speed option will be available for purchase from September 4 for EUR 9.95/month with all Complete Mobile rates. The data volume included in the selected rate also doubles.

Sprint Broadens LTE Coverage, Adds Four More Cities

 in NewsSprintLTE
Sprint 4G LTE
U.S. Operator Sprint has launched LTE services in four new cities Baltimore, Md., Gainesville, Ga., Manhattan/Junction City, Kan., and Sedalia, Mo.. In addition to Baltimore, Sprint is now offering improved 3G experience in Boston and Washington, D.C. as well. 

Hong Kong's SmarTone Launches LTE Network in 1800MHz Band

 in NewsSmarToneLTE
SmarTone 4G
SmarTone has switched on its 4G LTE network in Hong Kong on the 1800MHz band. SmarTone’s launch of its LTE network is supported by Ericsson.

Altair Semiconductor Achieves Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Chipset Certification

in press-releaseAltair SemiconductorVerizon WirelessLTE
HOD HASHARON, Israel, August 28, 2012 — Altair Semiconductor (, the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3100/6200 chipset has been certified to run over Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

LG Unveils Optimus G with Snapdragon Quad-Core Processor

 in BlogLGLTE
LG Optimus G
LG Electronics has announced a new LTE smartphone, Optimus G, with sleek design and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. NTT DOCOMO will be the first to unveil a Japanese edition of the Optimus G. The global version of the device will be launched in Korea in September, followed by other markets worldwide.

NTT DOCOMO to Launch Five New LTE Smart Devices

Japan’s mobile service provider NTT DOCOMO has unveiled three new smartphones and two new tablets, all compatible with the company’s Xi™ LTE mobile service, for launch in or after September.

Tikona Floats $200M RFP for LTE Equipments

 in BlogTikona4GLTE
Indian operator Tikona Digital Networks plans to buy $200M worth of LTE equipments from top vendors, reports the Economic Times. Operator has floated a request for proposals (RFP) from vendors for LTE network gear to deploy wireless broadband networks in the five circles it has license to operate. 

ZTE Signs Packet Core Deal With KPN Group Belgium

Telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider, ZTE  has signed a packet switched core network (CN) deal with KPN Group Belgium (KPNGB).KPNGB will deploy ZTE’s packet switched CN equipment which supports unified 2G/3G/4G radio access.

CSL Launches 1800MHz/2600MHz Dual-Band LTE

 in NewsCSLLTE
Hong Kong's operator CSL has launched commercial 1800MHz/2600MHz dual-band 4G LTE network for its premium brand 1O1O. Operator launched its 4G LTE mobile network in Hong Kong in November 2010 and already covers 90 per cent of the population.

Samsung Signs LTE Network Supply Contract with Three UK

 in News3 UKSamsungLTE
UK’s mobile service provider Three has selected Samsung Electronics to provide LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and 3G / LTE core infrastructure solutions. This deployment is Samsung’s first commercial mobile network roll-out in Europe.

Telekom Austria Selects Ericsson for Radio Network Upgrade and LTE

 in News2GEricssonTelekom Austria3GLTE
Ericsson MINI-LINK
Telekom Austria Group has picked Ericsson for its multi-standard radio network upgarde and to supply LTE infrastructure. Ericsson will upgrade the 2G and 3G mobile networks and also provide the LTE technology for Telekom Austria Group's subsidiaries A1 in Austria and Vipnet in Croatia. Rollout has already started.

T-Mobile to Start New Unlimited Data Plan

 in BlogHSPA+T-Mobile4GLTE
Following yesterday's MetroPCS announcement of unlimited data, T-Mobile USA also unveiled a truly Unlimited Nationwide Data plan over it 4G HSPA+ Network. Available starting Sept.

Lantiq Enables VoLTE for Broadband Wireless Gateways

in press-releaseAltair SemiconductorIMSLantiqVoLTELTE
Munich/Neubiberg, Germany – August 22, 2012 – Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today announced two collaborations with leading providers of client software that enables rich, native communications services for 4G LTE clients.

Rogers Launches LTE Network in Moncton

 in NewsRogersRogers CommunicationsLTE
Canada's Rogers Communications has launched LTE networki in Moncton, New Brunswick. Rogers has invested $20M in its wireless network in New Brunswick over the past two years. Operator also has expanded its LTE network in Atlantic Canada, adding to cities including Halifax and St. John’s earlier.

MetroPCS Offers Unlimited LTE Data Plan for $55 per Month

 in BlogMetroPCS4GLTE
MetroPCS  has unveiled a promotional 4G LTE service plan with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for only $55 per month for a single line however it is only available for a limited time. Families can get this offer for $50 per month on the account’s second, third and fourth lines. 

Alcatel-Lucent Launches First Responder Video Solution for Emergency Personnel

 in NewsAlcatel-LucentPublic SafetyLTE
Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a new ‘First Responder Video’ solution to provide mission-critical information on handheld devices to fire, police and ambulance services to strengthen responsiveness, safety, teamwork and cost efficiency.

Ofcom Allows Everything Everywhere to Use 1800 MHz Spectrum for 4G

 in NewsEverything EverywhereOfcom4GLTE
Everything Everywhere
UK regulator Ofcom has today approved an application by the mobile phone operator Everything Everywhere to use its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to deliver 4G LTE services.

Test Solutions to Ensure Operation of Public Safety Networks On Display in Anritsu Company’s APCO Booth

in press-releaseAnritsuPublic SafetyLTE
2012-08-20 - At APCO 2012, Anritsu Company (booth #1604), a world leader in wireless test instrumentation, will showcase test solutions that help ensure the operation of radios and wireless networks used by public safety and first responders at the federal, state, and local levels.

NTT DoCoMo LTE Service Hits 5 Million Subscribers

Japan’s mobile operator NTT DOCOMO's subscribers to its Xi LTE service surpassed five million on 19 August. Xi reached five million subscribers less than one month after surpassing the four million mark on July 22. 

Smart Launches Commercial LTE Service on August 25 in Philippines

 in NewsSmart CommunicationsLTE
Smart LTE
Philippines’ wireless services provider Smart Communications is launching commercial LTE services on August 25. The announcement comes after a year of LTE test deployments conducted by PLDT’s wireless subsidiary in various parts of the country.

Wipro Ranked Global Leader in Telecom R&D Services

in press-releaseWipro4GLTE
Friday, August 17, 2012 - Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), announced that it has received the top ranking for Telecom R&D services in an annual survey conducted by Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a leading Globalization and Market Expansion Advisory firm.

Verizon LTE Network Now Available In More Than 370 Markets

 in NewsVerizon WirelessLTE
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has introduced 4G LTE network in 34 new markets and announced expansion in 38 other markets today.  With the new and expanded markets, the company’s LTE network is now available in a total of 371 markets covering more than 75 percent of the U.S. population.

Celcite implements COPS-enabled LTE services for US Tier 1 mobile operator’s network

in press-releaseCelciteLTE
Herndon, VA, USA: August 15, 2012 - Celcite Management Solutions (, the world’s leading provider of automatic optimisation tools and services for wireless networks, announced the successful completion of the LTE RF Optimisation services program for a Tier 1 operator in North America, using Celcite’s COPS™ platform for LTE and its Centralised Ma

VoLTE – 4G’s Next Big Test

 in BlogAniteVoLTELTE
Paul Beaver, Products Director at wireless device testing company, Anite
Global LTE deployments are continuing to rise and the technology is gaining ever more market recognition. However, LTE currently possesses a key limitation that the industry is actively looking to resolve – the issue of voice. As it stands, LTE networks can only support data and are incapable of handling voice calls.

ZTE Introduces New Multi-Mode TDD, FDD LTE Devices

ZTE LTE Devices
ZTE has unveiled MF820S2 and MF91S, the new multi-standard USB modem and uFi that supports LTE FDD/LTE TDD/TD-SCDMA / EDGE. According to the company, its multi-mode wireless devices represent the next chapter in LTE terminal product development, breaking down regional standard barriers and constraints at user end points.

Ubiquisys Gets $19M Funding to Meet Demand for Public Small Cell Hotspots

 in NewsSmall CellUbiquisys3GLTE
Ubiquisys Small Cell
3G and LTE small cells maker Ubiquisys has raised $19m in an oversubscribed round. The company will use the capital to generate further profitable growth and accelerate delivery of innovative tri-mode 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspots. 

LG Sells 5 Million LTE Smartphones to Date

 in NewsLGLTE
LG LTE Smartphones
LG Electronics (LG) has sold five million LTE smartphones globaly to date, company announced today. After reaching sales of four million LTE smartphones last month, an additional one million smartphones were sold in the month of July, company revealed.

ip.access on target for Small Cell LTE Roll-out

in press-releaseip.accessSmall CellLTE
Cambridge, Aug 14th 2012: ip.access today confirmed that it had already shipped an LTE-only version of its new E-100 dual mode access point to five customers for laboratory and field trials. This is an important staging point in the process of moving towards full commercial deployments and represents the company’s first LTE product shipments.

Sprint Launches Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE

 in NewsMotorolaMotorola PhotonSprintLTE
Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE
Sprint has announced availability of Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE starting from Sunday, Aug. 19. Motorola PHOTON Q, with a full QWERTY keyboard and international roaming capabilities, will cost $199.99 with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.

Huawei to Deploy UMTS/LTE Multi-Band Antennas for Optimus

 in NewsHuaweiOptimusLTEUMTS
Portuguese mobile operator Optimus has selected Huawei to provide UMTS/LTE multi-frequency antennas for its LTE commercial network, the company announced today. The commercialization of Huawei's antennas in Portugal extends the current mobile network portfolio.

Ericsson to Supply WCDMA, LTE Infrastructure to Polkomtel and Aero 2

 in NewsAero2EricssonPolkomtelLTEWCDMA
Ericsson MINI-LINK
Poland's operators Polkomtel and Aero2 have selected Ericsson to supply WCDMA and LTE infrastructure for their network. Under the agreement, Ericsson will also provide a range of services including design, deployment, integration and support for the upgraded mobile broadband network for a period of three years.


in TechnologyGreenPacketLTEManufacturer
Greenpacket, a global 4G networking solutions provider, is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and listed on the Main Board of the Malaysian bourse. Greenpacket prides itself as a leading developer of Next Generation mobile broadband and networking solutions.

VoLTE Commercially Deployed, SK Telecom, MetroPCS Claim First

Samsung Galaxy S III
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service is commercially available now. U.S.

Mavenir Systems Supports MetroPCS Launch of World’s First Commercially Available VoLTE Service

in press-releaseMavenirMetroPCSVoLTELTE
Richardson, TX – August 10, 2012. Mavenir Systems, a leading innovator of mobile infrastructure solutions for LTE operators, today announced that its mOne™ Convergence Platform was used to support the world’s first commercially available Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, which was announced by MetroPCS earlier this week.  

TELUS Expands LTE Network Across Metro Vancouver

TELUS is now offering LTE services in Burnaby, New Westminster, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, South Delta and Vancouver after first announcing the new network earlier this year. Additional B.C.

Huawei Launches eMBMS Innovation Center to Develop LTE Solutions

in press-releaseeMBMSHuaweiLTE
Shenzhen, China, August 8, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the launch of an enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) innovation center in Shenzhen in order to develop end-to-end eMBMS solutions and LTE applications.

MetroPCS Launches VoLTE-Capable LTE Smartphone

 in NewsMetroPCSVoLTE4GLTE
MetroPCS LG Connect 4G
U.S. carrier MetroPCS has announced commercial launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services and availability of VoLTE-capable handsets. MetroPCS is selling the new VoLTE-capable LG Connect 4G Android smartphone at select U.S. stores and will continue to roll out VoLTE services and phones in the coming weeks.

SK Telecom Launches Voice over LTE Service

SK Telecom
South Korean service provider SK Telecom has launched HD voice call service over LTE. According to the company, HD voice call connection time is less than 0.25 to 2.5 seconds, 2 to 20 times shorter than 3G voice calls that require an average of 5 seconds to connect a call.

Anite’s test solutions are used to assess LTE devices and networks for U.S. Public Safety

in press-releaseAnitePublic SafetyLTE
Chicago, USA – 7th of August – Anite, a global leader in mobile device and network testing technology, today announced that its test solutions are being used to assess the US LTE public safety network and associated devices.  

Vodafone Greece Invests in Deployment of LTE Network

 in NewsVodafone4GLTE
Vodafone plans to deploy mobile broadband 4G network in selected areas in Greece this year. Vodafone began in 2010 the deployment of 4G LTE network in Europe, and today its 4G networks are already deployed for commercial use in Germany and Portugal, whereas pilot testing continues in a series of countries.

Anritsu Company Introduces LTE FDD Band 22 and LTE TDD Band 42/43 Test Software for MT8820C Radio Communication Analyzer

in press-releaseAnritsuAnritsu CompanyFDDTDDLTE
2012-08-6 - Anritsu Company introduces software options for its MT8820C Radio Communication Analyzer that allows the one-box tester to perform testing of LTE FDD Band 22 and LTE TDD Band 42/43 LTE smartphones and mobile terminals.

Sprint to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio Metro Cells to Augment LTE Coverage

 in NewsAlcatel-LucentMetro CellSmall CellSprintLTE
U.S. operator Sprint plans to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio™ Metro Cells to augment LTE mobile broadband coverage in high-traffic areas, Alcatel-Lucent announced today. Metro cells are mini base stations that can easily be deployed indoors or outdoors to provide enhanced capacity.

Huawei and Qualcomm Complete LTE Voice Call Testing and Optimization Based on the 3GPP R9 Protocol

in press-releaseCSFBHuaweiQualcommLTE
Shenzhen, China and San Diego, California, August 2, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that they completed an LTE FDD flash CSFB (Circuit Switched Fallback) voice call to UMTS using R9 protocol and Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon™ S4 processor, the MSM8960, during

RIM Launches 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

 in BlogBlackBerryRIMHSPALTE
4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced the new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with built-in support for cellular networks. Company is launching the LTE tablet in Canada first.

SK Telecom Targets 7 Million LTE Subscribers by 2012 End

SK Telecom
Despite continuous rise in smartphone penetration and strong growth of LTE subscriber base, SK Telecom's revenue decreased by 0.6% year-on-year due to the impact of diverse mobile tariff cut measures including lowering of the monthly basic rate, company announced today.

ZTE Wins Contract to Provide LTE Wireless Uifi Set to UNE

in press-releaseUNEZTELTE
2 August 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced it has won a project to provide UNE with an MF821 LTE Dongle and MF821+MF20 LTE Wireless Uifi set.

Huawei Proposes LTE-Advanced Multi-Streaming Aggregation Technology

 in NewsHuaweiLTE-AdvancedMulti-Streaming AggregationLTE
Huawei has announced a new proposal for the LTE-Advanced Multi-Stream Aggregation (MSA) technology standard for increase in data rates at the cell's edge.

NTT DOCOMO, NEC and Fujitsu to Setup Communications Platform Device JV

NTT DOCOMO, NEC, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited have agreed to form a joint venture to focus on the development and sales of semiconductor products with built-in modem functions for use in communications equipment.

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