Monday, September 9, 2013

Aug 2013 - LTE News from LteWorld

Vodafone and O2 Launch LTE Networks in UK

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UK operators Vodafone and O2 have launched their commercial LTE services in country today. Vodafone's LTE network is currently available in London where as O2's LTE network is available in London, Leeds and Bradford. 

Smart Trials LTE-Advanced in Philippines

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Philippines’ wireless services provider Smart Communications has recently conducted LTE-Advanced trials in Metro Manila and Davao City. According to operator, Smart's test facilities achieved speeds of up to 209.66 mbps at trials held first in Makati City in cooperation with network equipment provider Huawei Philippines.

Scartel to Launch VoLTE in Russia

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Russian mobile service provider Scartel has implemented VoLTE (voice over LTE) with SRVCC (Single Radio Voice Call Continuity) using Huawei's solution. Following implementation of the solution, Scartel is now technologically capable of supporting voice calls on its LTE network.

GSA Confirms 1,064 LTE User Devices

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GSA: 1064 LTE devices
GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 111 manufacturers have announced 1,064 LTE-enabled user devices world-wide, including frequency and carrier variants. Since July 2012, 647 new LTE user devices have been announced. During same period, number of manufacturers is increased by 66%.

Neotel Launches LTE for Business Customers

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South Africa’s communications network operator, Neotel has announced the launch of LTE network. Operator's NeoBroadband powered by LTE, is a fixed wireless solution for Small and Medium businesses (SMB) as well as large Enterprises.

AT&T to Add LTE Network in 50 More Markets This Year

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U.S. operator AT&T has launched LTE network in Ruston, La.; New Bern, N.C.; State College, Pa.; Georgetown, S.C. and Jayuya, P.R. AT&T 4G LTE service also expanded today in Atlanta, Ga.; Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Shreveport, La.; Oxford, Miss.; Albany, N.Y.; San Juan and Guayama, P.R.

Econet Launches LTE in Zimbabwe

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Econet Wireless will launch LTE network during a joint hosting by Zimbabwe and Zambia of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) general assembly. The LTE service will be launched in the resort town of Victoria Falls, where the assembly will be held from August 24 to 29, 2013.

SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz to Develop Active Antenna System

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South Korea's telecom service provider SK Telecom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rohde & Schwarz, a Germany-based manufacturer of test and measurement equipment for mobile radios and radio communications, on joint research and development of next-generation antenna technologies. 

Swisscom Coverage Reaches 60% of Swiss Population

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Switzerland based mobile operator Swisscom has announced that 60 per cent of the Swiss population already have access to operator's LTE network at some 300 locations across the country. According to Swisscom, around half a million its customers already use 4G LTE – second only to Sweden in Europe. 

Real Future Selects Ericsson for 3G and 4G Expansion in Thailand

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Thailand's mobile operator Real Future, a subsidiary of True Corporation, has selected Ericsson to expand its mobile broadband network in Thailand. This expansion will allow the True Mobile Group to offer their 21.5 million subscribers with improved mobile broadband

MTS Launches LTE Network in the Tambov Region

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Russian mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has announced the commercial launch of its LTE FDD  network in Tambov and the Tambov region. Operator is currently rolling-out LTE networks throughout Russia and plans to over around 600 population centers of the Russian Federation by the end of 2014 .

O2 Unveils 4G Tariffs and Data Bundles

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UK's O2 has announced a range of 4G tariffs with data bundles for its upcoming 4G network. From 29th August, O2 will offer 4G tariffs starting at £26 a month, which all include unlimited minutes and texts, bigger data bundles from 1GB – 8GB, free access to 9,000 O2 Wifi hotspots.

Elisa Switches on LTE Network in 800 MHz Band

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Estonia's mobile operator Elisa has launched its LTE services on 800 MHz band spectrum. The operator launched nationwide LTE services immediately after receiving the license to use the spectrum from the regulator Technical Surveillance Authority. 

Telstra and Ericsson Make LTE-Advanced Call on 1800MHz and 900MHz on Commercial Network

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Ericsson has announced that Australia's Telstra has used the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology on 1800MHz and 900MHz spectrum bands on a commercial network.

Rogers Announces LTE Roaming to Switzerland

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Canada's Rogers Communications has signed a new agreement with Switzerland's Swisscom to deliver bilateral LTE roaming to customers of both mobile service providers. As of July 31st, Rogers and Swisscomm customers travelling with a 2600 MHz device can have LTE service while in Canada or Switzerland.

SK Telecom Expands LTE Roaming Services to Canada and Switzerland

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South Korea's operator SK Telecom has launched LTE international roaming services in Canada and Switzerland under partnerships with Canada’s Rogers and Swiss Swisscom.  

AT&T Launches 13 New 4G LTE Markets

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AT&T has announced the launch of LTE network in 13 new markets across the US including Stockton, Topeka, Mt. Sterling, Zanesville, Coeur D'Alene, Medford-Ashland, Kirksville and Portsmouth. operator also has expanded in several existing markets. 

Vodafone UK To Launch LTE Network on August 29

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Vodafone UK is launching its 4G LTE network on 29 August. Operator has also announced that its 4G-ready plans will be available from 12 August. At the launch, Operators LTE network will be available in London. 

Airtel to Roll out LTE Network in Delhi by September

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel is likely to launch LTE services in Delhi by September, reports PTI. Operator is already offering LTE services in some other Indian Markets including Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Chandigarh.

O2 to Launch LTE Network on 29th August

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UK operator O2 has outlined plans for launch of its 4G LTE network. O2 will switch on LTE network in London, Leeds and Bradford on 29th August, reaching up to five million people from launch. 

NTT DOCOMO's LTE Subscribers Surpass 15 Million

NTT DOCOMO has announced that subscribers to its LTE mobile service surpassed 15 million on July 30. Operator's LTE subscriptions reached one million in December 2011, 10 million in February this year.

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