Vodafone Egypt Selects Ericsson for Network Function Virtualization Launch

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Vodafone Egypt has selected Ericsson as its Network Function Virtualization partner and has gone live with the commercial virtual network function. Since October 2016, Ericsson's virtual Serving GPRS Support Node - Mobility Management Entity (SGSN-MME) has been serving and managing commercial mobile broadband traffic on the Vodafone Egypt network.

5G: Huawei and Vodafone Achieve 20Gbps for Single-User Outdoor at E-Band

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Huawei and Vodafone have completed a 5G mmWave field test at Vodafone Emerald House in Newbury, UK.

New 5G Test Network Launched in the Netherlands

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A 5G testbed in the Dutch province of North Groningen was officially launched today, when an international agreement was signed between the ten partner organisations who initiated the project.

Vodafone, Ericsson and Qualcomm Test LTE Carrier Aggregation of Licensed and Unlicensed Bands on Commercial Network

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Ericsson, with Vodafone and Qualcomm, today conducted live testing of advanced LTE Carrier Aggregation (CA) of LTE in licensed and unlicensed bands on a commercial mobile network.

Vodafone’s commercial cloud-based VoLTE launch in Italy to be powered by Nokia Networks

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Vodafone Italy, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group plc, has selected Nokia Networks to introduce commercial Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services on its network.

Alcatel-Lucent and Vodafone conduct first field trial of TWDM-PON technology in Europe to deliver super-fast broadband speeds to customers

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Alcatel-Lucent  and Vodafone are conducting the first European field trial of TWDM-PON ultra-broadband access technology as the operator prepares its network to address growing network data traffic and mobile backhaul demands.

Ericsson and Vodafone Implement FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation in Commercial Network

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Vodafone is implementing LTE FDD/TDD carrier aggregation in commercial network in Portugal, anticipating wider terminal availability later this year. This move will allow the operator to combine the best characteristics of LTE FDD and TDD modes. 

Ofcom: 14.7 Mbps Average LTE Download Speed in UK

Average download speeds, by provider in UK, Q4 2014

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.

Trim is Vodafone Ireland’s 500th 4G town

Trim, Co Meath, 26 February 2015: Trim is named Vodafone Ireland’s 500th 4G town as it celebrates Vodafone’s superfast 4G speeds now reaching 90% of the population.

Vodafone Italia Introduces LTE, LTE-Advanced Services in 100+ Winter Resorts

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Vodafone Italia has extended its 4G network to provide LTE, LTE-Advanced services in over 100 winter resorts. The list of municipalities that benefit from the 4G connection includes Courmayeur, Cortina, Corvara, Ortisei, Pinzolo and Madonna di Campiglio.

Vodafone Launches 4G+ Service in Ireland

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Vodafone Ireland has introduced 4G+ technology with data speeds of up to 150Mbps in Ireland. Vodafone customers in Waterford city will have 4G+ access from 1st December, while Cork, Dublin and Limerick cities will be switched on by the end of December.

Vodafone Switches On LTE-Advanced in Melbourne

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

Hungary Awards New Broadband Frequencies to Four Operators

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National Media and Infocommunications Authority of Hungary (NMHH) has announced the names of the companies that have won frequencies for broadband services. The four winners offered a total of HUF 130.6 billion for the use of the 800 and 2600 MHz frequencies not yet available for mobile data traffic and the 900 and 1800 MHz frequencies unallocated so far.

Vodafone Spain to Launch Commercial LTE Advanced in October

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Vodafone Spain plans to roll out commercial deployment of LTE Advanced to enable speeds up to 300 Mbps in download in October. Furthermore, the operator is testing Voice over LTE technology to facilitate High Definition voice calls (HD Voice) with setup time less than one second. 

Vodafone Australia Selects Ericsson to Modernize Core Network

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Australian carrier Vodafone has announced that it is completely modernizing and consolidating its core network with Ericsson. According to operator, its new core network will offer greater network agility and flexibility, create cost efficiencies, and enable the introduction of new LTE (4G) services.