Long Term Rise in LTE Across North America

DALLAS, TX – August 18, 2014 – North America, globally the largest market for LTE subscriptions, will continue to see a rise in LTE subscribers throughout the coming years according to forecasts.

Anite demonstrates peak data rates of 300 Mbps using three component carrier aggregation

Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 14 August, 2014 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, announced today that it has achieved peak data rate throughput of 300 Mbps with 40 MHz bandwidth using three Component Carrier Aggregation (“3 CC CA”).

LG Uplus and Huawei Establish a Center for LTE-A and 5G Research in Seoul

Huawei

Huawei and the mobile operator LG Uplus have established a Mobile Innovation Center (MIC) in Seoul. On July 30, 2014, LG Uplus and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark the announcement at the LG Uplus head office in Seoul.

GSA: 51 LTE networks launched so far in 2014

Cumulative LTE network launches July 2014

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.

SingTel to Offer Commercial 300Mbps 4G service with Huawei Device

SingTel

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.

Extending LTE Advanced to Unlicensed Spectrum

LTE is the common global 4G standard for paired (FDD) and unpaired (TDD) licensed spectrum. We can now extend the benefits of LTE Advanced also to unlicensed spectrum, the shared resource used by multiple technologies such as Wi-Fi. This is an ideal solution for mobile operators to augment mobile broadband and help to meet the 1000x challenge.

T-Mobile Launches LTE-Advanced in Czech Republic

T-Mobile Czech Republic

T-Mobile has launched LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) in the Czech Republic. Operator has deployed Carrier aggregation function by combining two bands in Mlada Boleslav to increase download speeds up to 225 Mbit/s for upload to 50Mbit/s.

Bouygues Telecom to Offer LTE-Advanced Services in France

Bouygues Telecom

French telecom operator Bouygues Telecom has announced commercial launch of LTE-Advanced network in Lyon, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Vanves, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Malakoff and Rosny-sous-Bois. Additionally, Operator plans to roll out LTE-Advanced in France's 16 biggest towns and cities from this September.

4G Americas: Launches of Release 12 LTE-Advanced Could Hit 40 by 2014 End

LTE-Advanced

There are 300 commercial LTE networks now in 107 countries and 350 commercial LTE networks are anticipated by the end of 2014, reports 4G Americas. Additionally, LTE-Advanced is now commercially deployed on 9 networks in 7 countries worldwide, with those numbers expected to reach 40 networks by year-end 2014.

Nokia and SK Telecom Demonstrate 3.78 Gbps Using TDD-FDD Carrier Aggregation

NSN Flexi BTS

Nokia and SK Telecom have reached a throughput speed of 3.78 Gbps by aggregating 10 spectrum frequencies allocated for both LTE variants for a 200 MHz of bandwidth. Earlier Nokia has demonstrated 2.6 Gbps TD-LTE throughput in February 2014 with US operator Sprint.

300 Commercial LTE Network Launches Worldwide

300 Commercial LTE Network Launches

A recent GSA report confirms 300 commercial LTE network launches in 107 countries. 35 4G LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to exceed 350 before the end of this year. Recent commercial LTE launches include Bulgaria, Taiwan and Vanuatu. LTE is now available in 31 i.e.

LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation

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LG Uplus and Huawei Complete Commercial Trial of 3 Different Band Carrier Aggregation

LTE-Advanced

Huawei and South Korea's mobile operator LG Uplus have jointly completed a commercial network field trail of 3 different band Carrier Aggregation (3CC CA). LG Uplus currently has 7.5 million LTE subscribers across three commercial LTE network bandwidths of 800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz. 

Talking LTE/LTE-A and 5G with 4G Americas

RCR Wireless News spoke with Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas, to gather some insight into current LTE deployment plans, the move by wireless carriers to LTE-Advanced and on the beginning stages of "5G" development.

T-Mobile Introduces Voice over LTE in Seattle

T-Mobile

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in the Seattle area. Operator is initially offering VoLTE service over existing LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Light devices.