GSA: 105 Commercial LTE Networks Worldwide

GSA Report Oct 2012

Latest report from GSA puts number of commercial LTE networks to 105 in 48 countries around the globe. 58 operators have launched commercial LTE services since beginning of year. In total, 351 operators are investing in LTE, which is 41% more than a year ago.

ABI Research: LTE Subscriber Numbers Surpassed WiMAX in 2Q12

ABI Research

LTE subscriber totals have surpassed WiMAX in 2Q12, reports ABI Research. Report also predicts that LTE handsets will surpass 80-percent of device shipments during 2016.

Apple iPhone 5 Technical Specifications

LTE iPhone 5

LTE capable iPhone 5 is 8 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S.The new iPhone has 4-inch Retina display, an A6 chip and mobile operating system iOS 6 with over 200 new features.

GSA: 96 Commercial LTE Networks in 46 countries

GSA Report:  LTE commercial launches 2009-2012

GSA has confirmed that 96 operators have launched commercial LTE services in 46 countries so far. According to GSA, 347 telecoms operators in 104 countries are committed to commercial LTE network deployments or are engaged in trials, technology testing or studies. 68 operators have launched commercial LTE services in the past 12 months.

Rumor: iPhone 5 to Support 4G LTE Networks Worldwide

iPhone 4S

Apple's new iPhone may come with LTE capability supporting LTE bands for networks around the world, including Europe, Asia and the United States, according to Wall Street Journal article.

Samsung Unveils GALAXY Note II at IFA

Samsung Galaxy Note II

At IFA, in Berlin, Samsung introduced GALAXY Note II last week during Samsung Mobile Unpacked event. The GALAXY Note II features a 5.5” (140.9mm) HD Super AMOLED screen and has 16:9 screen ratio.

LG Unveils Optimus G with Snapdragon Quad-Core Processor

LG Optimus G

LG Electronics has announced a new LTE smartphone, Optimus G, with sleek design and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. NTT DOCOMO will be the first to unveil a Japanese edition of the Optimus G. The global version of the device will be launched in Korea in September, followed by other markets worldwide.

Tikona Floats $200M RFP for LTE Equipments

Tikona

Indian operator Tikona Digital Networks plans to buy $200M worth of LTE equipments from top vendors, reports the Economic Times. Operator has floated a request for proposals (RFP) from vendors for LTE network gear to deploy wireless broadband networks in the five circles it has license to operate.

T-Mobile to Start New Unlimited Data Plan

T-Mobile

Following yesterday's MetroPCS announcement of unlimited data, T-Mobile USA also unveiled a truly Unlimited Nationwide Data plan over it 4G HSPA+ Network. Available starting Sept.

MetroPCS Offers Unlimited LTE Data Plan for $55 per Month

MetroPCS

MetroPCS  has unveiled a promotional 4G LTE service plan with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for only $55 per month for a single line however it is only available for a limited time. Families can get this offer for $50 per month on the account’s second, third and fourth lines.

VoLTE Commercially Deployed, SK Telecom, MetroPCS Claim First

Samsung Galaxy S III

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service is commercially available now. U.S.

RIM Launches 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced the new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with built-in support for cellular networks. Company is launching the LTE tablet in Canada first.

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon to Sprint

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE

Sprint and Motorola Mobility have announced Motorola PHOTON Q™ 4G LTE, the next generation of last summer’s popular Motorola PHOTON™ 4G. The new device will boast a five-row, PC-like QWERTY keyboard, international capabilities and a generous 4.3-inch ColorBoost™ display, as well as the ability to operate on Sprint’s new lightning-fast 4G LTE network2.

LTE user devices tripled in 12 months, 83 LTE smartphones announced so far

GSA

The number of LTE user devices announced in the market has more than tripled over the past year and 67 manufacturers have so far announced 417 LTE-enabled user devices, confirmed GSA. The figures include 83 LTE smartphones and 31 tablets. 68 out of 417 devices can operate in the TDD mode.

LTE TDD to Make 25% of All LTE Connections by 2016

Ovum

TD-LTE has now wider acceptance across the globe and is expected to make significant part of LTE subscriber growth in coming years thanks to Asia-Pacific market, the main growth engine for TD-LTE. According to study of Ovum 25% of all LTE connections will include LTE TDD by 2016.