Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 2012: LTE News & Blogs from LteWorld

Telefonica Mexico to Start LTE Service in October

 in NewsMovistarTelefonicaLTE
Telefonica Mexico is deploying LTE in the country  through its Movistar brand. The LTE service will be available from October this year. The announcement was made by Juan Antonio Abell├ín, CEO of Telef├│nica Mexico.

AT&T Continues to Build 4G LTE Android Portfolio with the Addition of Three Smartphones and One Tablet from Samsung

in press-releaseAndroidAT&TSamsung4GLTE
Dallas, Texas, September 28, 2012 - AT&T  and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) announced three new 4G LTE Android™ smartphones– Galaxy Express™, Galaxy Rugby Pro™ and the Galaxy Note® II – and one new 4G LTE Android tablet, Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1), available in the coming months.

ZTE Launches New Grand Series and Dual SIM Card Smartphones in Russia

in press-releaseZTELTE
27 September 2012, Moscow, Russia – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today held the Russian launch “Welcome to the Grand World of ZTE smartphones” of its brand new ZTE Grand series and Dual SIM smartphones.

Huawei Completes LTE-A Uplink CoMP Trial on Multiple Commercial LTE Networks

 in NewsCoMPLTE-AdvancedLTE
Huawei has announced that it has successfully conducted the LTE-A uplink coordinated multi-point (CoMP) trial on several commercial LTE networks in Europe and Asia. 

ABI Research: LTE Subscriber Numbers Surpassed WiMAX in 2Q12

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ABI Research
LTE subscriber totals have surpassed WiMAX in 2Q12, reports ABI Research. Report also predicts that LTE handsets will surpass 80-percent of device shipments during 2016.

MTS Launches 4G LTE Services in Manitoba

 in NewsMTSLTE
Communications service provider MTS has introduced LTE Wireless technology in Manitoba, Canada. According to company, customers on MTS’s 4G LTE Network have been enjoying even faster speeds since the end of August.

Telsis Announces Converged Messaging Platform

in NewsSMSTelsis3GLTE
September 26, 2012 - Network solution supplier Telsis today announces its IP SMS Gateway for LTE networks, a converged messaging platform that allows users of current-generation handsets to seamlessly communicate with users that are using next-generation LTE equipment.

LTE in Russia: Recent Development indicators

in ReportRussiaLTE
The award of LTE-licenses to Russia’s major carriers in July 2012 promises to break the maturity of and bring new developments to the world’s six largest mobile market.

DOVADO shifts up a gear with 150Mbps 4G/LTE Mobile Broadband

in press-releaseDovado4GLTE
Dubai Internet City, UAE / Kista, Sweden – September 25th, 2012 - DOVADO, the supplier of mobile broadband routers and software to 4G/LTE and 3G operators and distributors, today announced support for Category 4G/LTE in its wireless routers.

ZTE Deploys Multi-carrier TD-LTE Network with China Mobile Hong Kong

 in NewsChina MobileCMHKTD-LTEZTELTE
ZTE has announced the deployment of the multi-carrier TD-LTE network with China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK). In July, ZTE partnered with CMHK and Ericsson to announce a deal to deploy the TD-LTE network with a coverage area of more than 70 per cent of the territory.

Polaris Networks to demonstrate the NetEPC© at the 4G WORLD, Chicago

in press-releasePolaris NetworksLTE
Lexington, Massachusetts, Sept 19, 2012 - Polaris Networks announced today that it would be demonstrating its carrier-grade EPC, the NetEPC©, from booth # 323 at the 4G World scheduled to be held at the McCormick Place between October 31 and November 1, 2012.

7Layers is now a MetroPCS authorized test lab for LTE handset certification

in press-release7LayersMetroPCSLTE
24th September 2012, Irvine, Calif., USA: 7Layers has been recognized by MetroPCS Communications as an approved test lab for LTE device certification.

Sprint Introduces LTE Service in Five Additional Cities

 in NewsSprint4GLTE
Sprint 4G LTE
Sprint's 4G LTE is now available in Lawrence, Kan.; Topeka, Kan.; Wichita, Kan.; Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.; and Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape. With this announcement, Sprint has LTE service in 24 cities and is expected to be in more than 100 additional cities in coming months. 

Ixia Anue NTO Solutions Verified to Enhance Capacity of Application, Security and Network Performance Products

in press-releaseIxia4GLTESecurity
CALABASAS, Calif.--(Sept. 20, 2012) – Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) released the latest benchmarking results demonstrating the Ixia Anue NTO’s industry-leading ability to improve the performance of critical application performance management, security and network performance monitoring solutions.

Tekelec and Roke Partner to Deliver “Policy-on-the-Mobile” Solutions

in press-releasePCEFPCRFRokeTekelecLTE
SINGAPORE (LTE Asia Summit, Tekelec Booth #4) and HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom — September 19, 2012 —Tekelec and Roke Manor Research Ltd. today announced successful interoperability testing between Tekelec’s Mobile Policy Gateway (MPG) and Roke’s SmartSwitch subscriber engagement and connection management app.

AT&T Adds New 4G LTE Markets

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AT&T has launched LTE network in Detroit, MI; Honolulu, HI; Seattle, WA; Pittsburgh, PA and Portland, OR markets as it continues nationwide 4G LTE rollout. With this new addition, AT&T LTE network is now live in 72 markets.

MetroPCS Adds ZTE Anthem™ 4G to its Expanding 4GLTE Smartphone Portfolio

in press-releaseAndroidMetroPCSZTE4GLTE
September 20, Richardson, TX – MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Airspan and SEM4G of Italy Sign OEM Partnership Agreement for LTE RAN Solutions

in press-releaseAirspanSEM4GLTE
Boca Raton, FL, September 19, 2012 – Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, announced today that it has signed an OEM agreement with SEM4G Networks, a division of SEM Srl, an Italian based ICT technology solutions provider.

MTS, Nokia Siemens Networks Launch TD-LTE Network

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Nokia Siemens Networks
Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched LTE services in most of Moscow and 40 population centers in Moscow regions. Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it is the sole vendor for the TD-LTE network launch and a range of comprehensive services.

Huawei Showcases Wireless Solutions Portfolio to Address Enterprise Communications Needs at Professional LTE Conference

in press-releaseHuaweiLTE
Barcelona, Spain, September 18, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, will be showcasing its mobile broadband communications solution portfolio at the Professional LTE Conference in Barcelona, Spain from September 17-19, 2012.

SK Telecom Demonstrates Bidirectional LTE FDD/TDD Handover

 in NewsAltair SemiconductorEricssonFDDNGMNSK TELECOM,TDDLTE
SK Telecom
SK Telecom has announced two-way handover that supports both FDD LTE and TDD LTE in one device. Operator, together with Ericsson and Altair Semiconductor, demonstrated handover in between two different duplex modes of the LTE technology standard in a moving vehicle environment.

Nokia Siemens Networks Demos 1.6Gbps TD-LTE Speed

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Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it achieved a record TD-LTE throughput speeds of 1.6 Gigabits per second (Gbps). In the demonstration, the company used its commercial Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station to receive and send data in simultaneous downlink and uplink connections, reaching an overall speed of 1.6 Gbps.

ZTE and Mobitel Sign $40 Million Deal

 in NewsFDDMobitelZTE4GLTE
ZTE has signed a strategic cooperation agreement worth $40 million with Mobitel of Sri Lanka, company announced today. Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. is a national mobile telecommunications service provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom.