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.

Anite reinforces its position as a leading provider of benchmarking solutions to legislative authorities

Anite awarded contract for multiple benchmarking solutions for OSIPTEL, the Peruvian wireless network authority

Voice call performance measurements in 2G, 3G and VoLTE in LTE networks

The whitepaper compares wireless Voice calls in LTE networks using Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) and  Voice over LTE (VoLTE) – based on actual measurements. Further, the whitepaper compares CSFB and VoLTE to legacy technologies such as 2G and 3G. CSFB provides a mechanism to transfer an initiated voice call to legacy circuit-switched networks.

SK Telecom Enables 2G and 3G Service Using LTE Network

SK Telecom

South Korea's operator SK Telecom has successfully commercialized 2G and 3G services through LTE network. Named ‘2G/3G over LTE,’ the technology enhances the stability of 2G/3G mobile networks by utilizing LTE network as backhaul instead of fixed-line 2G/3G infrastructure. 

Cellwize Offers First NFV-Enabled SON Solution

Singapore– June 3, 2014 – Cellwize, the innovative Self-Optimizing Network (SON) solutions provider, today announced that it is the first to offer a Network Functions Virtualized (NFV)-ready SON solution, that’s multi-technology and fully multi-vendor compliant.

Cellwize sees growing demand for multi-technology SON as mobile operators look to deploy IoT infrastructure

Singapore May 15, 2014 – Cellwize, the innovative Self-Optimizing Network (SON) solutions provider announced today that an increasing number of mobile operators are looking to deploy cross-technology and multi-vendor Self-Optimizing Network (SON) solutions to boost 2G, 3G and LTE networks.

Telenor Myanmar Names Ericsson Network Supplier & Awards Managed Services Contract

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Mobile operator Telenor has awarded a 5-year contract to Ericsson for multivendor managed services to support Telenor's nationwide network rollout in Myanmar. Late last year, Telenor also signed a frame agreement with Ericsson to supply radio-access network (RAN)

NSN: 87% Jump in Indian Mobile Data Traffic in 2013

4G LTE

A recent report from Nokia Solutions and Networks, on mobile broadband performance in India, reveals a 87% rise in data traffic generated by 2G and 3G services during 2013. According to the NSN’s MBit Index, 3G data traffic increased by 146% where as 2G data traffic grew by 59% over the same period.

T-Mobile Launches Major Network Upgrade Program

T-Mobile

U.S. carrier T-Mobile is now kicking off a major new program to upgrade its 2G/EDGE network with 4G LTE. The company plans to complete 50 percent of the work this year alone, and expects the program to be substantially complete by the middle of next year.

Spreadtrum Launches Next Generation Single-core Smartphone Platform

SHANGHAI, CHINA – January 28, 2014 – Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Ericsson to Transform Orange 2G/3G Networks and Deploy LTE

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson has announced that It is installing RBS 6000 multi-standard 2G/3G/4G radio base stations to enhance the user experience in terms of quality and capacity for Orange subscribers along with LTE deployment program.

Spreadtrum Announces Strategic Partnership with Orange

SHANGHAI, CHINA – March 27, 2013 – Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

MTS Builds 2000 LTE Base Stations in 2012

MTS Router

Russian mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) announced that it has built more than 2,000 LTE base stations in 2012. Operator's 4G LTE network now covers about 90% of the capital and more than fifty settlements near Moscow.

ZTE Signs Packet Core Deal With KPN Group Belgium

ZTE

Telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider, ZTE  has signed a packet switched core network (CN) deal with KPN Group Belgium (KPNGB).KPNGB will deploy ZTE’s packet switched CN equipment which supports unified 2G/3G/4G radio access.

Telekom Austria Selects Ericsson for Radio Network Upgrade and LTE

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Telekom Austria Group has picked Ericsson for its multi-standard radio network upgarde and to supply LTE infrastructure. Ericsson will upgrade the 2G and 3G mobile networks and also provide the LTE technology for Telekom Austria Group's subsidiaries A1 in Austria and Vipnet in Croatia. Rollout has already started.