Extending LTE Advanced to Unlicensed Spectrum

LTE is the common global 4G standard for paired (FDD) and unpaired (TDD) licensed spectrum. We can now extend the benefits of LTE Advanced also to unlicensed spectrum, the shared resource used by multiple technologies such as Wi-Fi. This is an ideal solution for mobile operators to augment mobile broadband and help to meet the 1000x challenge.

T-Mobile Launches LTE-Advanced in Czech Republic

T-Mobile Czech Republic

T-Mobile has launched LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) in the Czech Republic. Operator has deployed Carrier aggregation function by combining two bands in Mlada Boleslav to increase download speeds up to 225 Mbit/s for upload to 50Mbit/s.

Bouygues Telecom to Offer LTE-Advanced Services in France

Bouygues Telecom

French telecom operator Bouygues Telecom has announced commercial launch of LTE-Advanced network in Lyon, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Vanves, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Malakoff and Rosny-sous-Bois. Additionally, Operator plans to roll out LTE-Advanced in France's 16 biggest towns and cities from this September.

4G Americas: Launches of Release 12 LTE-Advanced Could Hit 40 by 2014 End

LTE-Advanced

There are 300 commercial LTE networks now in 107 countries and 350 commercial LTE networks are anticipated by the end of 2014, reports 4G Americas. Additionally, LTE-Advanced is now commercially deployed on 9 networks in 7 countries worldwide, with those numbers expected to reach 40 networks by year-end 2014.

Nokia and SK Telecom Demonstrate 3.78 Gbps Using TDD-FDD Carrier Aggregation

NSN Flexi BTS

Nokia and SK Telecom have reached a throughput speed of 3.78 Gbps by aggregating 10 spectrum frequencies allocated for both LTE variants for a 200 MHz of bandwidth. Earlier Nokia has demonstrated 2.6 Gbps TD-LTE throughput in February 2014 with US operator Sprint.

LG Uplus and Huawei Complete Commercial Trial of 3 Different Band Carrier Aggregation

LTE-Advanced

Huawei and South Korea's mobile operator LG Uplus have jointly completed a commercial network field trail of 3 different band Carrier Aggregation (3CC CA). LG Uplus currently has 7.5 million LTE subscribers across three commercial LTE network bandwidths of 800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz. 

T-Mobile Introduces Voice over LTE in Seattle

T-Mobile

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in the Seattle area. Operator is initially offering VoLTE service over existing LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Light devices. 

Telstra, Ericsson Demonstrate 450Mbps Speed with LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation

Telstra

Australian mobile operator Telstra has announced successful live demonstration of 450Mbps network speed using LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation across a trial combination of 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands.

China Mobile Certifies Ericsson's LTE Advanced Modem

Ericsson's M7450

China Mobile has fully tested and certified Ericsson's M7450 5-mode modem chipset for use in China Mobile's network. Ericsson's M7450 covers five access technologies: TD-LTE, LTE FDD, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and GSM.  The LTE Advanced multimode modem targets smartphones, tablets and other connected devices.

SK Telecom Expands 2.1GHz Base Stations to Commercialize 3 Band LTE-Advanced Networks

SK Telecom

South Korea's SK Telecom has started expanding installation of base stations to use 10MHz bandwidth from 2.1GHz band for LTE from May 7 in certain areas in Seoul, Gwangju and Busan. The company already built an LTE test-bed for 2.1GHz band in Busan last February.