Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 2014: Latest News from LteWorld

3 Hong Kong to Offer Skype’s Unlimited World Calling Service

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3 Hong Kong, a mobile service provider in Hong Kong, has announced a collaborative agreement with Skype to offer its customers Skype’s Unlimited World calling product to make calls to mobile and landline phones for a monthly fee of HK$69.

Aircel Expands 4G LTE Services in India

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Indian mobile operator Aircel has launched 4G LTE services in Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir. The launch comes within a month of operator's recent LTE deployment in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha.

Signals Research: Commercially Deployed VoLTE Service Better than 3G and Internet Calling Services

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Alcatel-Lucent has announced the results of an independent research study which found that its commercially deployed Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology provides better service than 3G Circuit Switched (CS) voice and Internet calling services and Skype software.

MediaTek’s LTE SoC Now Commercially Available in Europe

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MediaTek's first LTE System on Chip (SoC) is now commercial available in Europe. According to company, its quad-core LTE SoC delivers exceptional multitasking and multimedia capabilities as well as LTE download speeds.

Vodafone Selects Nokia Networks for Commercial 700 MHZ LTE Network Roll Out in New Zealand

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Vodafone New Zealand has selected Nokia Networks to enable the launch of its commercial 700 MHz LTE network in the country.

Alcatel-Lucent to Rollout LTE Network in Oklahoma and Kansas with Pioneer Cellular

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Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy a LTE overlay network in the Midwestern U.S. states of Oklahoma and Kansas to enable Pioneer Cellular to  4G broadband mobile access to its customers.

Ericsson and SoftBank Demonstrate Mobility-based Policy for Congested Network Environment

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Ericsson and SoftBank Mobile are working together to further improve the user experience in congested network environments with new Mobility-based Policy. The demonstration connects mobility management and policy control to optimize radio resources and reduce signaling traffic.

Verizon Wireless Announces Push to Talk Plus on Select 4G LTE Devices

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U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless has launched Push to Talk Plus service with enhancements such as improved voice quality and faster call set up time on its 4G LTE network. The service is powered by Kodiak Networks. 

LG Uplus and Huawei Establish a Center for LTE-A and 5G Research in Seoul

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Huawei and the mobile operator LG Uplus have established a Mobile Innovation Center (MIC) in Seoul. On July 30, 2014, LG Uplus and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark the announcement at the LG Uplus head office in Seoul.

Vodafone Tests Voice over LTE Call at UK Lab

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Vodafone UK has successfully tested Voice over LTE at its specialist laboratory in Newbury, Berkshire. VoLTE will allow voice calls to be carried across Vodafone’s 4G data network, instead of using the 2G or 3G voice network as they do today.

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