Bell Increases Data Speeds up to 45% on LTE network

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Canada's communications company Bell has increased 4G LTE network speeds up to 45%. According to Bell, LTE download speeds have increased from 75 Megabits per second (expected average 12-25 Mbps) to 110 Mbps (14-36 Mbps), with speed as high as 150 Mbps (18-40 Mbps) available in some locations.

Huawei Deploys Commercial LTE TDD Easy Macro in Beijing with China Mobile

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LTE TDD Easy Macro

Huawei has completed its first LTE TDD Easy Macro commercial deployment in Beijing with China Mobile. According to Huawei , this newly improved LTE TDD Easy Macro improves the download rate by 40% for outdoor users and 180% for indoor users.

ZTE wins COSMOTE Romania LTE contract

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ZTE has won a wireless project contract from mobile operator COSMOTE Romania to transform its existing 2G/3G network and build a new LTE network in southern Romania. The deal is expected to require construction of more than 3,000 base stations.

Swisscom Boosts Quality of Indoor Reception

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Swisscom has announced that 94% of the Switzerland's population can use its 4G/LTE network. For 2G or 3G technology, the figure is over 99%. Swisscom is also now seeking to improve the quality of indoor reception.

DOCOMO and Huawei Demonstrate LTE Network over Unlicensed Spectrum

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NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO and Huawei announced today that their joint test has successfully demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum, which is widely used for wireless LAN networks in many countries today.

Vodafone Australia Selects Ericsson to Modernize Core Network

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Vodafone LTE

Australian carrier Vodafone has announced that it is completely modernizing and consolidating its core network with Ericsson. According to operator, its new core network will offer greater network agility and flexibility, create cost efficiencies, and enable the introduction of new LTE (4G) services. 

SingTel Unveils LTE-Advanced Service for Smartphones

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SingTel

Singapore's mobile service provider SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, has announced commercial launch of 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphones. The service will be available from 23 August 2014 when SingTel launches the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+.

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.