Michele Zarri, head of international standardisation and IP management, Deutsche Telekom, UK, is speaking on VoLTE vs OTT Voice on Day Two of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands.
The Small Cell Forum has announced the winners of the Small Cell Forum Industry Awards 2013. The awards recognize outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the small cell industry. SK Telecom and Vodafone Group bagged awards in multiple categories.
Mobile-data traffic will continue to grow significantly in the coming years. According to latest Ericsson Mobility Report, Video makes up the largest segment of data traffic in networks, and it is expected to grow around 60 percent annually up until the end of 2018.
4G Americas has announced that the number of LTE connections will pass 100 million this week globally. 57 Million of these LTE Connections are in the U.S. and Canada. There were 68 million LTE connections at the end of 2012.
In a recent report, ABI Research has announced that the spending on LTE base stations will hit US$ 12.3 billion in 2013 as countries across globe are rushing to embrace 4G technology. LTE is being deployed worldwide in both developed as well as in emerging markets.
GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) reports that 97 manufacturers have announced 821 LTE-enabled user devices, including frequency and carrier variants. Of these, 474 new LTE user devices were launched in the past year.
In a recent LTE report, GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) has confirmed that 412 operators are investing in LTE technology in 125 countries across the globe. This year so far 11 commercial launches have taken place where as 98 operators commercially launched LTE service in the past 12 months.
Global LTE traffic will grow by over 200% in 2013, says ABI Research. Overall mobile data traffic had increased by 69% year-on-year in 2012. LTE has growth rate of 207% in 2013 compared to 99% for 3G traffic.
Ericsson has announced today that it maintained share of global installed base of radio base stations at 40%, and the claims top position in both mobile equipment market as well as LTE specifically. The company calculated share of installed radio base stations worldwide based on the accumulated shipments of base stations since 2004.