An Interview on LTE Roaming Challenges with Guy Reiffer, VP of Marketing & Partnerships at Starhome Mach

Guy Reiffer, VP of Marketing & Partnerships at Starhome Mach

One of the major issues limiting LTE roaming rollout is the need to negotiate and test a new LTE  roaming agreement with each roaming partner.

Anite launches professional network testing application to instantly test indoor coverage and performance of voice and data services

Anite’s Nemo In-Building Coverage Meter enables operators’ sales staff to easily verify the quality of wireless services while in the field, saving both time and money

Nokia Networks shipping industry’s first commercial NFV solution #NetworksPerform

First to bring carrier-grade telco cloud to live mobile broadband networks, with initial deployments hosting VoLTE services

Vodafone Spain to Launch Commercial LTE Advanced in October

Vodafone 4G LTE

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

Vodafone LTE

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. 

Long Term Rise in LTE Across North America

DALLAS, TX – August 18, 2014 – North America, globally the largest market for LTE subscriptions, will continue to see a rise in LTE subscribers throughout the coming years according to forecasts.

Signals Research: Commercially Deployed VoLTE Service Better than 3G and Internet Calling Services

4G LTE

Alcatel-Lucent has announced the results of an independent research study which found that its commercially deployed Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology provides better service than 3G Circuit Switched (CS) voice and Internet calling services and Skype software.

VoLTE based on IMS: How to ensure voice quality in the field

This Rohde & Schwarz webinar presents the technical background to VoLTE (based on IMS) and explains how to measure voice quality in live networks. It also illustrates the impact of radio conditions and IP impairments (e.g. jitter or audio delay) to audio quality. The main focus is on the field testing aspects of VoLTE.

Vodafone Tests Voice over LTE Call at UK Lab

Vodafone Logo

Vodafone UK has successfully tested Voice over LTE at its specialist laboratory in Newbury, Berkshire. VoLTE will allow voice calls to be carried across Vodafone’s 4G data network, instead of using the 2G or 3G voice network as they do today.

GSA: 51 LTE networks launched so far in 2014

Cumulative LTE network launches July 2014

Globally, 51 LTE networks have been launched so far in 2014, according to a recent report from GSA. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year. Overall, 318 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 111 countries.

Deploying IMS in the Cloud with NFV

One of the leading use cases for carrier network virtualization is the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core. Service providers, particularly mobile operators planning for voice over LTE (VoLTE), are looking toward network functions virtualization (NFV) to scale services up and down quickly and to better align costs with network usage.

Nokia Networks Readies Zain Kuwait for VoLTE Launch

Zain Kuwait LTE

Nokia Networks announced successful Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call using Zain’s commercial LTE network in Kuwait. For the live HD (high-definition) voice call and video capability, Nokia Networks used its VoLTE solution, and services expertise to successfully conduct the project

EE Announces Trials of Voice Calls over WiFi and 4G

EE LTE

UK operator EE is trialing a WiFi calling capability and plans to launch it in autumn 2014 on the latest handsets capable of supporting the service.

T-Mobile Expanding LTE Footprint, Plans Nationwide VoLTE Before 2014 End

T-Mobile

U.S. mobile operator T-Mobile has launched VoLTE in 15 markets and is now covering more than 107 million Americans. Operator expects to deliver nationwide VoLTE before the end of 2014. T-Mobile is now offering VoLTE on a fourth device – the Samsung Galaxy S 5 – starting today. 

300 Commercial LTE Network Launches Worldwide

300 Commercial LTE Network Launches

A recent GSA report confirms 300 commercial LTE network launches in 107 countries. 35 4G LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to exceed 350 before the end of this year. Recent commercial LTE launches include Bulgaria, Taiwan and Vanuatu. LTE is now available in 31 i.e.