Friday, May 24, 2013

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

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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.

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