EE Expands LTE Coverage, Introduces LTE-Advanced in London

EE LTE-Advanced

UK’s mobile operator EE today switched on its LTE-Advanced network in central London. The EE 4G+ technology uses 2.6GHz spectrum, and is available in large parts of central London, including Shoreditch, Old Street, Southbank, Soho, Westminster and Kensington. 

SK Telecom's LTE/LTE-Advanced Subcriptions Surpasse 16 Million

SK Telecom

SK Telecom's revenue rose by 5.9% year-on-year (YoY) and 1.4% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) backed by increase of the LTE/LTE-Advanced subscribers, company reported today.

Nokia Networks and Qualcomm Demonstrate 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced with Three-band Carrier Aggregation

Nokia

Nokia Networks and Qualcomm have completed interoperability testing of LTE-Advanced three-band Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) to achieve subscriber data rates of up to 300 Mbps in network environments.

Vodafone Starts LTE Advanced Roll-out in UK

Vodafone Logo

Vodafone UK has began the roll-out of a LTE Advanced technology to boost existing 4G mobile service using Carrier Aggregation. Vodafone is rolling out the enhanced technology from this month in Birmingham, Manchester and London and to other UK cities during the rest of this year and 2015.

Swisscom Testing 450 Mbps LTE Speed, Expects Launch by 2015 End

Swisscom 4G

After having introduced 4G/LTE at the end of 2012 and LTE advanced in mid-2014, Swisscom is now testing 4G/LTE bandwidths of up to 450 Mbps. Operator expects to launch higher speeds from the end of 2015. It will also be possible to make phone calls via 4G/LTE from summer next year, too.

Ericsson, Singtel and Qualcomm Demonstrate FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson, SingTel and Qualcomm have successfully demonstrated FDD / TDD Carrier Aggregation using commercial track hardware and software. The demonstration achieved 260 Mbps downlink speeds.

GSA: 1800MHz Band Fuels LTE Growth

GSA Report Sep 2014

GSA has announced that globally 331 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 112 countries. 65 LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. In addition, 116 mobile operators have launched HD voice service representing over 30% YoY growth.

Smart Introduces LTE Advanced in Cebu, Philippines

Smart Communications LTE-Advanced

Philippines' wireless services provider Smart Communications has switched on the LTE-Advanced in Cebu after launching the service in Metro Manila last month.  Smart launched LTE service in the Philippines two years ago, and has close to 2,000 LTE b

Qualcomm Extends LTE and Carrier Aggregation Benefits to Entry-Level Smartphones and Tablets

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 Processor

Qualcomm has announced that its Qualcomm® Snapdragon 200 tier, the Snapdragon 210 processor, will offer integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM for entry-level smartphones.

Ericsson Launches Indoor Picocell to Deliver 300 Mbps with Carrier Aggregation

Ericsson's Indoor Picocell RBS 6402

Ericsson has announced launch of the RBS 6402, the indoor picocell to deliver 300 Mbps LTE speeds with carrier aggregation. It is a multi-carrier, concurrent multi-standard (LTE, WCDMA and Wi-Fi), and mixed-mode small cell to support 10 different bands

Nokia Networks, China Telecom Achieve FDD-TDD Carrier Aggregation

NSN Flexi BTS

Nokia Networks and China Telecom today announced FDD-TDD carrier aggregation including a user device chipset. In the demonstration by China Telecom, Nokia’s LTE base station achieved interoperability with a commercial user chipset developed by Marvell. 

Vodafone Spain to Launch Commercial LTE Advanced in October

Vodafone 4G LTE

Vodafone Spain plans to roll out commercial deployment of LTE Advanced to enable speeds up to 300 Mbps in download in October. Furthermore, the operator is testing Voice over LTE technology to facilitate High Definition voice calls (HD Voice) with setup time less than one second. 

Nemo Outdoor Drive Test Solution to Support Carrier Aggregation and Category 6 LTE Devices

Anite

Anite today announced that its latest version of Nemo Outdoor supports Carrier Aggregation (CA) and Category 6 devices. Tool allows operators to test and verify the capacity of LTE-Advanced wireless networks.

DOCOMO and Huawei Demonstrate LTE Network over Unlicensed Spectrum

NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO and Huawei announced today that their joint test has successfully demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum, which is widely used for wireless LAN networks in many countries today.

SingTel Unveils LTE-Advanced Service for Smartphones

SingTel

Singapore's mobile service provider SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, has announced commercial launch of 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphones. The service will be available from 23 August 2014 when SingTel launches the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+.