Rogers Switches on 700 MHz Spectrum

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Canadian mobile service provider Rogers has turned on 700 MHz spectrum in select Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto communities earlier today. With this addition, operator aims to provide mobile video experience to its customers in even more places where they couldn't access LTE before.

Virgin Mobile Launches LTE Service in France

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French mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile has launched LTE service over the SFR and Bouygues Telecom networks in France. Operator had signed agreements with mobile operator SFR and Bouygues Telecom last year and had announced intent to launch LTE service first half of 2014.

Volvo Cars and AT&T Sign Multi-Year Connected Car Agreement

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AT&T and Volvo Cars have entered into a new multi-year agreement to enable future Volvo vehicles in the U.S. and Canada with high speed wireless connectivity.

Huawei and LG Uplus to Deploy OTN for LTE-Advanced CPRI Backhaul

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South Korea's mobile service provider LG Uplus and Huawei will deploy WDM/OTN technology for common public radio interface (CPRI) backhaul on LG UpLus's LTE-Advanced network.

Movistar Colombia Launches LTE Service in Santa Marta

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Movistar Colombia has launched 4G LTE network in Santa Marta. Operator aims to provide LTE coverage to 58 major cities across the country by July 2014 and plans to increase the coverage to 313 municipalities by 2018. 

T-Mobile Announces Simple Starter Plan, Operation Tablet Freedom

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U.S. carrier T-Mobile announced an new Simple Starter value plan yesterday that will cost $40 a month for unlimited talk and text and up to 500MB 4G LTE data and tethering. The new plan will be launched on April 12th. 

Far EasTone Selects Ericsson for LTE Radio and Core Network

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Taiwan's telecom operator Far EasTone has chosen Ericsson as a LTE supplier for LTE Radio and Core Network. Ericsson will provide hardware, software and support services, rolling out a multi-access RAN and core network for both 3G and 4G services, as well as assisting with network optimization.

U.S. Cellular Announces New LTE Markets for 2014

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U.S. Cellular will be adding more than 1,200 4G LTE cell sites in 2014 and expanding existing 4G LTE service in 13 states. By the end of 2014, more than 93 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds.

ABC Launches Huawei TD-LTE Solution in British Columbia

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Canada's Telecom provider ABC Communications has partnered with Huawei to deploy TD-LTE fixed wireless service in British Columbia. ABC’s new network provides a wireless alternative to cable and ADSL for last mile broadband access. 

RJio to Accelerate 4G Rollout Using RCom's Intra-City Network in India

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Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Communications have signed an agreement for sharing of RCOM’s extensive intra-city optic fiber infrastructure. Under the terms of the agreement, Reliance Jio Infocomm will utilize RCOM’s nationwide intra-city fiber network for accelerated roll-out of its 4G LTE services across the country.