UK operator EE has turned on LTE network in new 21 towns including many rural towns in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the South West, East Midlands, and North West of England. Operator has also made 4G available to customers in Cornwall for the first time, bringing the total to 250 towns and cities
Globally, 51 LTE networks have been launched so far in 2014, according to a recent report from GSA. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year. Overall, 318 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 111 countries.
U.S. carrier Sprint today reported operating results for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, including net income of $23 million and consolidated operating income of $519 million, the highest in more than seven years. Adjusted EBITDA of $1.83 billion grew 30 percent over the prior year period.
ZTE has launched the Blade Vec 4G with Google Now Launcher and Grand S II LTE in Hong Kong. Priced at HKD 1,499, the ZTE Blade Vec 4G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8926 processor and offers a 5-inch high-density display in a glass-fiber design with 7.8 mm thickness.
Singapore's mobile operator SingTel has announced a commercial 300Mbps 4G service with the launch of the Huawei E5786 mobile MiFi device. In addition to the Huawei E5786, other LTE-Advanced enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be available from SingTel in the coming months.
Broadband satellite solutions provider Hughes Network Systems and Thales Defense & Security have successfully tested a rapidly deployable Long-Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networking solution via satellite.
This white paper, developed by 4G Americas member companies using publicly available information, is a one-time overview of global 5G initiatives as of the first quarter of 2014. This white paper is only focused on the technology evolution of the wireless network.
Optus is turning on its first commercial 4G LTE 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth CBDs. The launch follows the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) granting Optus an early access commercial licence for 4G 700MHz spectrum.