Nokia Networks and Zain KSA today announced their successful completion of a pilot project using carrier aggregation to combine FDD-LTE bands 1800 and 2100 MHz. Conducted in the western region recently as part of Zain KSA’s network enhancement project.
ABI Research estimates that there will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers globally by year-end 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014. The company further forecasts that the LTE subscriber base will exceed 3.5 billion by 2020, demonstrating a 5 year CAGR of 20.8%.
Nokia Networks recently collaborated with the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany to do research on 5G network architecture and also work closely with the university to study the changes that are required in the telco architecture going forward.
South Korea's telecom provider KT and Ericsson have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in the 5G evolution and to extend this to the Internet of Things (IoT). According to KT, operator is preparing to preview an innovative 5G communications services at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.
PCTEL, a Performance Critical Telecom solutions company, launched a new antenna designed to accelerate the adoption of high-speed LTE wireless technology for fleet, agricultural, and industrial applications.
China Mobile recently completed the commercial verification of LTE TDD inter-band 3CC Carrier Aggregation (CA) using Huawei's commercial base station and Qualcomm Technologies’ commercial terminal based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 810 processor with X10 LTE.
Nokia Networks is launching a compact, rapidly deployable LTE network in a box with macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time communication services. According to company, Nokia Network in a box can serve as a dedicated small network for major industrial sites.
Bharti Airtel has launched 4G trials exclusively for its existing customers in Chennai. As part of this, Airtel customers across the city can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices and be the first to experience blazing Airtel 4G speeds.
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has filed suits against Apple in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. For more than two years Ericsson has been trying to reach an agreement with Apple on a global license for Ericsson's patents on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND), but the companies have failed to reach an amicable resolution.