NSN Announces Enhanced Voice Call Continuity for VoLTE, Increased LTE Data Rates


Nokia Solutions and Networks has launched voice call continuity (VCC) to complement Voice over LTE (VoLTE) by enabling seamless handovers to 2G or 3G networks. According to company, the enhanced solution optimizes VoLTE network connection quality and control with better bearer switching and shorter delay.

Anite Announces Commercial LTE-A Carrier Aggregation Network Testing Solution


Wireless network measurement solutions provider Anite has announced a commercial LTE-A and carrier aggregation (“CA”) testing solution for mobile network operators and network infrastructure vendors. Using the Nemo Outdoor, operators can monitor the performance and quality of their LTE-A networks.

SK Telecom Begins Offering LTE Service in 1.8GHz Spectrum

SK Telecom

South Korea's SK Telecom has begun offering LTE service using wider bandwidth in the 1.8 GHz spectrum today and plans to rapidly expand the service to the entire Seoul area by the end of October 2013.

Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy Mobile Backhaul Network for SK Telecom’s LTE-Advanced Service


Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it will deploy an IP-based mobile backhaul network to support LTE-Advanced services for Korea’s mobile operator SK Telecom. The Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching-based (IP/MPLS) mobile backhaul solution, to be deployed in October, will link SK Telecom cell sites. 

Leading American mobile operator adopts Anite’s LTE-Advanced interoperability test cases

Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 24 September, 2013 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that a leading American mobile operator has implemented Anite test scripts for the qualification of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) devices in its rigorous acceptance programme.

Anite streamlines LTE-Advanced device testing

Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 17 September, 2013 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it has launched LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Scenario Mode capability in its Development Toolset.

ERCOM Mobipass Network Emulator LTE-A Ready

Paris, September 16, 2013 - ERCOM has announced that its Carrier Aggregation (CA) feature on its LTE test equipment Mobipass is fully in production and currently being used by Tier1 OEM Vendors, ahead of this week’s LTE Asia.

LTE-A 3.5GHz Trial Network in Japan Achieves 770 Mbps Max Download Speed


Huawei has announced that it had helped build a 3.5GHz LTE-A trial network in Japan. A recent demonstration of the network showed it could support a max 770 Mb/s download speed by making use of LTE-A technologies like Carrier Aggregation (CA), Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) and Cloud BB (Baseband).

Keep backhaul front of mind for LTE / LTE-A

LTE and LTE-Advanced promise a far better experience for the end user. But these technologies introduce new challenges in the backhaul network, which plays a critical role in maintaining high quality of experience. Listen to the podcast to learn more about backhaul considerations for LTE and LTE-A.

CSL to Deploy LTE Advanced at 300 Mbps in Hong Kong

CSL's LTE-Advanced Demo

Hong Kong's CSL Limited is now set to deploy LTE Advanced at 300 Mbps, operator announced today. In the demonstration of this technology, 1O1O and one2free showcased theoretical peak download speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

Anite leads LTE-A CA test case validations at PTCRB

Fleet, Hampshire, UK – 6 September, 2013 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that it has achieved validation for the most number of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) protocol test cases by the PTCRB (a wireless device certification forum led by North American mobile operators)

Smart Trials LTE-Advanced in Philippines

Smart LTE

Philippines’ wireless services provider Smart Communications has recently conducted LTE-Advanced trials in Metro Manila and Davao City. According to operator, Smart's test facilities achieved speeds of up to 209.66 mbps at trials held first in Makati City in cooperation with network equipment provider Huawei Philippines.

SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz to Develop Active Antenna System

SK Telecom

South Korea's telecom service provider SK Telecom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rohde & Schwarz, a Germany-based manufacturer of test and measurement equipment for mobile radios and radio communications, on joint research and development of next-generation antenna technologies. 

3GPP Release 11: Understanding the Standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced Enhancements

This 4G Americas whitepaper is intended to provide a brief review of some of the key specifications in 3GPP Release 11. 

3GPP Rel-11 standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced were frozen in December 2012 with the core network protocols stable in December 2012 and radio access network (RAN) protocols stable in March 2013.