DiGi Launches LTE Service in Sabah, Malaysia

DiGi

Malaysian operator DiGi Telecommunications (DiGi) launched 4G LTE services in Kota Kinabalu. The company plans to complete its LTE rollout for the year by strengthening its network in East Malaysia.

Airtel Deploys LTE Network in Seychelles with Ericsson

4G

Airtel has partnered with Ericsson to deploy a new, nationwide LTE 800 MHz network Seychelles. LTE network is to be commercially launched this year and utilizes Ericsson LTE core and access equipment and services. 

Telstra Launches 4GX Mobile Service in Melbourne

Telstra 4GX

Australian operator Telstra switched on 4GX service today in Melbourne with typical mobile download speeds up to 2 to 100Mbps for customers with compatible devices.

IBM and Ericsson Collaborate on 5G Antenna Designs

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson and IBM announced today a collaboration to jointly research phased-array antenna designs for 5G to provide data speeds orders of magnitude faster than what is available currently.

LG Uplus, Nokia Networks Trial Intelligent Network Platform in LTE network

LG U+

Korea’s telecommunication operator LG Uplus has completed a three-month long trial of its Intelligent Network Platform (INP). Nokia’s radio technology, Liquid Applications and professional services were used in the trial.

Ericsson and Qualcomm Complete LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation IOT

Ericsson

Ericsson and Qualcomm have completed inter-company interoperability testing of LTE Category 9 connectivity, with download speeds of up to 450 Mbps. Testing was conducted using Ericsson's LTE-Advanced network infrastructure and QTI's next-generation LTE-Advanced modem.  

Vodafone Switches On LTE-Advanced in Melbourne

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Vodafone Australia has launched 4G+ (LTE Advanced) network across Melbourne.

Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy LTE Mobile Broadband for AINMT in Scandinavia

Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy 4G LTE and IP networking solutions throughout Scandinavia for AINMT Holdings AB. The company will initially roll-out a complete mobile broadband access network for ice.net in Norway, Net 1 in Sweden and Denmark.

SK Telecom Enables 2G and 3G Service Using LTE Network

SK Telecom

South Korea's operator SK Telecom has successfully commercialized 2G and 3G services through LTE network. Named ‘2G/3G over LTE,’ the technology enhances the stability of 2G/3G mobile networks by utilizing LTE network as backhaul instead of fixed-line 2G/3G infrastructure. 

SaskTel Deploys Openwave Mobility’s Smart User Repository (SUR) to Manage LTE Demand

Openwave Mobility

Openwave Mobility today announced that SaskTel, Canada’s service communications provider, has successfully deployed the company’s Smart User Repository (SUR) on its network in order to unify and simplify management of its subscriber data.

AT&T to Acquire Mexico Wireless Provider Iusacell

AT&T

AT&T has signed an agreement with Grupo Salinas to acquire Mexican wireless company Iusacell for US$2.5 billion, inclusive of Iusacell debt.

LMT Launches LTE-Advanced Services in Latvia

LTE-Advanced

Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT) has announced introduction of 4G+ or LTE Advanced to double the data transfer speeds on mobile phones and router. Operator is offering 4G+ with utilization of two communication frequencies.

dtac Selects Ericsson for LTE Expansion in Thailand

Ericsson

Thailand's telecom operator dtac TriNet has awarded Ericsson a five-year agreement to deliver 4G LTE in several major cities as part of its LTE expansion program on 2100MHz band.

Mobily, Nokia Networks Sign Managed Services and Network Expansion Deal

Nokia

Mobily, Nokia Networks Sign Managed Services and Network Expansion Deal

Saudi Arabia's operator Mobily has commissioned Nokia Networks for managing its network operations for five years. In addition, Nokia Networks will expand the operator’s 2G, 3G, and 4G (TD LTE, FDD LTE) mobile broadband networks.

iPhone 6 Boosts VoLTE Calls on U.S. Networks

4G LTE

Voice calling over 3G on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices has dropped sharply across mobile networks in the U.S. and is one-fifth of that on previous iPhone models, as users adopt Voice-over LTE (VoLTE) services, reports Newfield Wireless, a Tektronix Communications company and provider of next-generation Radio Access Network (RAN) geoanalytics.