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

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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.

Number of LTE User Devices Grew 90% Annually, GSA Reports

GSA: 1,563 LTE user devices

According to recent GSA report 154 manufacturers have announced 1,563 LTE-enabled user devices globally. 742 new LTE user devices were launched in the past year, representing 90% annual growth. During same period, number of manufacturers increased by 58% to 154 companies.

Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE Launched on AT&T’s Network

Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE

Beginning today AT&T is offering Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE connectivity. Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE), a 64GB mobile broadband-ready version of Surface 2, is now available to purchase for $679 USD (ERP) in the US market.

How Operators Can Compensate For Falling Roaming Rates

Competition is fierce as operators look to sign up consumers to their new superfast 4G networks and make a return on their spectrum auction investment. A reason for this is that operators aren’t offering consumers anything beyond commodity services, such as 4G roaming bundles.

Public Safety LTE Market Drivers 2014: Why Public Safety LTE and Why Now?

While LMR systems have effectively support mission-critical voice and low-bandwidth data applications for many years, they fail to provide the high-speed data performance necessary to support the multimedia applications on which today’s Public Safety agencies increasingly rely upon. 

GSA: 274 LTE Commercial Networks Operational Globally

GSA Report: LTE Networks Feb 2014

Recent GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) report confirms deployment of 274 LTE commercial networks in 101 countries across the globe. List includes, 11 operators who have commercially launched LTE services so far this year.

GSA: 1,371 LTE User Devices Launched

GSA Report: LTE Devices Jan 2014

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 132 manufacturers have announced 1,371 LTE-enabled user devices, including frequency and carrier variants. The number includes 705 new LTE user devices that were launched in the past year. During same period, the number of manufacturers increased by 52%.

GSMA Report: LTE and Television Services Can Coexist in Brazil

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The GSMA has released findings of a new study from ATDI, which examines ways to mitigate interference between new LTE mobile signals and existing and planned television services.

Altair facilitating the transformation of LTE from a premium feature to a mass market one

Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor recently announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset was selected to connect the new HP Chromebook 11.6” LTE to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

GSA: 350 Commercial LTE Networks by End of 2014

GSA LTE Summary - Jan 2014

A latest report from GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 263 LTE networks have commercially launched in 97 countries till date. In last year alone, 112 LTE networks were launched worldwide. 

China Mobile Begins Pre-orders for 4G iPhone

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China Mobile has started receiving pre-orders of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C which support the Operator’s TD-LTE technology, Xinhua News Agency has reported.  Operator has signed LTE deals with more than 10 mobile phone makers, including Samsung, HTC and Xiaomi.

GSA: Over 250 LTE Commercial Networks Worldwide

251 commercial LTE networks

GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, has announced that 251 LTE networks in 93 countries are now commercially launched. The number of countries with LTE service has grown 45% this year. 

GSMA Predicts One Billion LTE Connections by 2017

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GSMA forecasts one billion 4G-LTE connections worldwide by 2017. At the end of 2013, there were 176 million LTE connections globally. Nearly 500 LTE networks are forecast to be in service across 128 countries, roughly double the number of live LTE networks today.

ERCOM MOBIPASS Helping MNOs Master Their LTE and HetNet Rollout

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At this year’s LTE North America, ERCOM will demonstrate how Mobile Network Operators, (MNOs) can master the complexity of HetNet deployments for increased efficiency using network emulation.

Ericsson: Smartphone Subscriptions to Reach 5.6 Billion Globally by 2019

Mobile subscriptions forecast

According to a latest Ericsson mobility report, global mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60 percent of these will be for smartphones. WCDMA/HSPA networks are predicted to cover 90 percent of the world's population by 2019.