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.

GSA confirms growing traction for LTE using 2.1 GHz spectrum

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The LTE2100 market status report by GSA confirms that 15 operators in 11 countries have commercially launched LTE systems and service using 2.1 GHz (band 1) spectrum, almost double the number of networks launched compared to one year earlier.

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. 

AT&T to Acquire Mexico Wireless Provider Iusacell

AT&T

AT&T has signed an agreement with Grupo Salinas to acquire Mexican wireless company Iusacell for US$2.5 billion, inclusive of Iusacell debt.

Mobilicity selects Reverb Networks Self-Optimizing Network (SON) for Nationwide Deployment in Canada

Reverb Networks’ fully automated Self-Optimizing Network (SON) system to be deployed nationwide across leading Canadian 3G/4G mobile network

Cloudberry Mobile to Launch World’s First Carrier-Neutral Small Cell Network

Solving Problems of Coverage Blackspots and Slow Data Speeds

An Interview on LTE Roaming Challenges with Guy Reiffer, VP of Marketing & Partnerships at Starhome Mach

Guy Reiffer, VP of Marketing & Partnerships at Starhome Mach

One of the major issues limiting LTE roaming rollout is the need to negotiate and test a new LTE  roaming agreement with each roaming partner.

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.

Testing of Voice Quality using PESQ and POLQA algorithms

This whitepaper discusses optimal ways to test the quality of voice service in broadband wireless networks (e.g. 3G and 4G/LTE) using PESQ and POLQA algorithms.

Ericsson, Qualcomm Demonstrate 63 Mbps Downlink with 3G HSDPA

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Turkcell, Ericsson and Qualcomm have successfully demoed the live 3-Carrier High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (3C-HSDPA) on a commercial network. The test utilized a feature that will be included in Ericsson's software release 15A and was conducted on a smartphone powered by a Qualcomm processor with its integrated Qualcommmodem.

Tektronix Communications expands AIS Thailand relationship to provide end-to-end monitoring & assurance for new 3G network

THAILAND, June 16, 2014 – Tektronix Communications today announced that it has been selected as the provider of monitoring & assurance solutions to optimize network performance and quality for Thailand’s market-leading operator, AIS.

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.

Pontis Launches New Contextual Data Service Solution For CSPs

Ra’anana, Israel – May 27, 2014 – Pontis Ltd, the leading provider of Continuous Contextual Engagement solutions optimizing personalized contextual marketing for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), today announced the launch of a new contextual analytics, engagement and execution solution, which increases mobile data service adopt