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FCC Initiates Consultation on LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)

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FCC has released a Public Notice dated 5th May 2015 to enable a transparent discussion on the implementation of LTE-U in conjunction with licensed commercial wireless services using Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technique. 

Alcatel-Lucent introduces new product to extend the ultra-broadband reach of cable operators

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INTX Internet & Television Expo, Chicago, Il., USA, May 04, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)has expanded its portfolio of ultra-broadband access products with a new platform that will help cable multiple system operators (MSOs) in North America extend the reach of their 10 gibabit-speed fiber-optic services to more businesses and consumers.

HKT and Huawei Demonstrate LTE-A 450Mbps Solution in Hong Kong

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HKT and Huawei have successfully demonstrated an IP-RAN based LTE-A 450Mbps solution (3 FDD Carrier Aggregation) in Hong Kong.

Sequans and Expway Announce LTE Broadcast over Wi-Fi Solution

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LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications and LTE broadcast middleware provider, Expway, announced the availability of a new platform for the delivery of LTE broadcast service to an LTE-Wi-Fi router, enabling all devices in range of the Wi-Fi router to receive the LTE broadcast streams.  

Sisvel Expands the Scope of its LTE Patent Pool

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Sisvel has expanded the scope of its LTE patent pool to offer patent licenses covering all LTE and LTE-Advanced specifications, representing comprehensive coverage of the latest versions of the 4G standard for mobile communications.  

Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

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Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States, on the basis of 0.55 of a new Nokia share for every Alcatel-Lucent share.

Nokia Networks Demonstrates 5G Speed of 10Gbps with NI at 5G Summit

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Nokia Networks has announced demonstration of a 10Gbps peak rate system over the air at 73GHz (mmWave)  with NI at the Brooklyn 5G Summit, jointly organized by Nokia Networks and NYU WIRELESS Research Center at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. 

EE Launches WiFi Calling in UK

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U.K. operator EE has launched WiFi Calling to make calls and texts available in every WiFi-connected home and small office in the UK. WiFi Calling from EE will be available from launch on the Lumia 640 and from Friday 10 April on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. 

Ofcom: 14.7 Mbps Average LTE Download Speed in UK

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Ofcom has published research into 4G and 3G mobile broadband performance. Overall, 4G networks performed much better than 3G networks in five sample towns and cities tested - Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Poole/Bournemouth - where both 4G and 3G networks have been rolled out.

U.S. Cellular Announces New LTE Expansion Plan

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U.S. Cellular will be adding more than 600 4G LTE cell sites in 2015 and expanding existing 4G LTE service in 10 states. By the end of 2015, 98 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds.