Verizon to Start Testing 5G Service in 11 Markets Across U.S. by Mid 2017

Verizon

Verizon plans to deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the country on its newly built 5G network.

ZTE to Unveil Gigabit Smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2017

ZTE - MWC 2017

ZTE plans to unveil a Gigabit smartphone at MWC 2017. Returning to Barcelona for the 13th time, the company will focus on leading 5G evolution, advancing cloudification, creating the Internet of Everything, and developing state of art devices. 

Nokia and Three UK to Deploy Next-generation Cloud Core Network

Nokia

Nokia and Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, plan to deploy a fully integrated cloud native core network in UK to enable massive scalability, allowing Three to rapidly respond to customers' dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G.

Telstra Launches Commercial Gigabit LTE Network

Telstra 4GX

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm and NETGEAR have announced a commercial launch of Gigabit LTE network and device. Telstra confirmed at the "Gigabit LTE Experience" event in Sydney today that their Gigabit LTE service has launched in select state capital city CBDs, with more to follow.

A&TT Turns Off 2G, to Repurpose Spectrum for LTE

AT&T

AT&T has discontinued 2G wireless service starting Jan. 1, 2017, company announced in a blog this week. Company had announced plan to shut down the 2G network 4 years ago.

Singtel Launches Nationwide 450Mbps Mobile Data Network

SingTel

Singtel today launched a 450Mbps mobile network with the nationwide deployment of 4G LTE-Advanced service in Singapore. This speed enhancement is made possible by Singtel’s nationwide LTE network upgrade to support 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, or 256 QAM.

Nokia and T-Mobile Achieve LTE Speeds Near 1 Gbps

Nokia

Nokia and T-Mobile have achieved LTE speeds near 1 Gbps in a demonstration using Nokia's deployed 4.5G Pro technology. The demonstration, conducted at T-Mobile's lab in Bellevue, Washington, encompassed technologies currently live in the operator's network, including carrier aggregation, 256 QAM

ZTE Announces Successful Commercial Launch of Pre5G in Telkomsel Indonesia

ZTE

ZTE and Telkomsel have announce successful deployment of commercial Pre5G networks in Makassar, capital of Sulawesi, and Manado, a famous tourist destination. According to company, using the 20 Mhz commercial spectrum in Band 3 these commercial networks have achieved a single-user peak downlink rate of 398 Mbps

Ericsson, Qualcomm and SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G NR Trials

Ericsson

Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and SK Telecom plan to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New Radio (NR) standards being developed based on specifications in 3GPP.

Inside 3GPP Release 13: Understanding the Standards for LTE-Advanced Enhancements: 2016 Update

There are more than 7.2 billion wireless connections, including 1.45 billion LTE connections, around the world today that are operating with the technology standards developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) [Ovum].