Anite is the first vendor to announce support for GCF data throughput performance testing

13 February 2013 - GCF performance test cases signal an increased focus on testing devices in a real-world environment to ensure quality of user experience

Telefónica Announces Multivendor VoLTE to 3G Handover Tests

Telefonica

Telefónica has demonstrated transfer of voice calls from a LTE network to a 3G mobile network seamlessly and without interruption. According to operator, this handover was achieved in Germany in a test laboratory environment that accurately simulates that of a real mobile network.

AT4 wireless taking a leading position by investing in Anritsu 3G and LTE testing equipment

Malaga, Spain. 30th January, 2012. AT4 wireless and Anritsu have recently closed an agreement to bring Anritsu test equipment for 3G and LTE conformance and carrier testing to the AT4 wireless leading network of testing laboratories.

Sprint Expands LTE Service and Delivers an Improved 3G Experience in Puerto Rico

Sprint

U.S. operator Sprint has significantly improved 3G service in Puerto Rico and also expanded 4G service by launching its LTE network in Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo and Mayagüez. These cities are in addition to Ponce, Coamo and Guayama – which have offered LTE since 2012. 

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.

Vodacom Selects Nokia Siemens Networks to Enable Voice & SMS Continuity with CSFB in LTE Network

Liquid Net

South Africa’s telecom service provider, Vodacom has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Core to enable circuit switched fall-back (CSFB) functionality in its LTE network. This functionality allows LTE users to make and receive voice calls using either the GSM or 3G network while retaining the benefit of data services via LTE.

NTT DOCOMO Announces Small Cell Base Station for 3G and LTE

DOCOMO’s small-cell base station supporting 3G and LTE

NTT DOCOMO has developed a dual-mode small-cell base station, or femtocell, supporting 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE simultaneously. The dual-mode femtocell will be commercially launched from December and offers for improved service coverage in indoor locations such as offices, shops and homes.

4G Data is Priced 20% Higher than 3G

Singapore - 04 Oct 2012, ​Compared to 3G data pricing, 4G is around 20% higher than 3G for the equivalent data-plan but there are signs 4G tariffs will succumb to the downward pull of competition sooner rather than later. “In South Korea, SK Telecom has cut its 4G pricing to remain competitive.

Telsis Announces Converged Messaging Platform

September 26, 2012 - Network solution supplier Telsis today announces its IP SMS Gateway for LTE networks, a converged messaging platform that allows users of current-generation handsets to seamlessly communicate with users that are using next-generation LTE equipment.

Mobile Broadband Explosion: The 3GPP Wireless Evolution

This white paper discusses the evolution and capabilities of HSPA and LTE relative to other primary competing technologies. It explains how these technologies fit into the  International Telecommunications Union (ITU) roadmap that leads to  International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced) and beyond. 

Small Cell Backhaul: What, Why and How ?

Tellabs Webinar: There's a strong consensus among service providers that small cells will be an integral part of their 3G, HSPA and LTEi deployments in the future. However, the timing of deployments, use cases, and the range of potential architectures cause some uncertainty in the best path forward for each service provider.

GSA: WB-AMR HD Voice Service Launched on 45 Networks

GSA

Amid recent announcements of support of HD Voice over LTE networks, Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has confirmed the launch of HD Voice in 35 countries on 45 GSM, 3G/HSPA, LTE networks.

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.

Ubiquisys Gets $19M Funding to Meet Demand for Public Small Cell Hotspots

Ubiquisys Small Cell

3G and LTE small cells maker Ubiquisys has raised $19m in an oversubscribed round. The company will use the capital to generate further profitable growth and accelerate delivery of innovative tri-mode 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspots.