LTE News

Swisscom Testing 450 Mbps LTE Speed, Expects Launch by 2015 End

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Swisscom 4G

After having introduced 4G/LTE at the end of 2012 and LTE advanced in mid-2014, Swisscom is now testing 4G/LTE bandwidths of up to 450 Mbps. Operator expects to launch higher speeds from the end of 2015. It will also be possible to make phone calls via 4G/LTE from summer next year, too.

Ericsson, Singtel and Qualcomm Demonstrate FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation

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Ericsson MINI-LINK

Ericsson, SingTel and Qualcomm have successfully demonstrated FDD / TDD Carrier Aggregation using commercial track hardware and software. The demonstration achieved 260 Mbps downlink speeds.

Nokia Networks Implements VoLTE Solution in du's Commercial Network

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Nokia

Nokia Networks has announced that company designed, tested and integrated VoLTE call in to du’s multi-vendor LTE network in 80 days.  The telecommunications service provider du successfully achieved Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality in its live network recently using Nokia’s VoLTE solution and Professional Services.

LTE Broadcast/LTE Multicast Market Status Overview

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GSA LTE Broadcast Status

LTE broadcast is one of the key new features of 3GPP LTE Release 9 specifications known as evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), which supports all specified bandwidths and formats of LTE, including FDD and TDD modes and LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.

ANADIGICS Introduces Six TD-LTE Small-Cell Power Amplifiers

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ANADIGICS TD-LTE Small-Cell Power Amplifiers

ANADIGICS has introduced six new power amplifiers (PAs)  for TD-LTE (Time-Division Long-Term Evolution) small-cell applications. These are AWB7031, AWB7032, AWB7228, AWB7231, AWB7232 and AWB7239 TD-LTE power amplifiers and optimized for small-cell applications including picocells, femtocells and customer premises equipment (CPE).  

Verizon Wireless Announces Two New LTE Promotions

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XLTE

Verizon Wireless has launched two new LTE promotions beginning today. Verizon customers with MORE Everything plan can now get 15GB of data per month for $110 or 30GB of data for $130 per month.   

EE Adds LTE in 18 More Towns across UK

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4GEE

UK carrier EE has launched 4G LTE network in a further 18 towns across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. Less than two years since launch, 4G from EE now covers over 75% of the population across 281 large towns and cities and more than 2,500 villages and small towns.

Telkom to Roll-out LTE Advanced by End of 2014

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Telkom' Initial LTE-A Roll-out

South Africa's telecommunications provider Telkom plans to begin the roll-out of its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) connectivity, in more than 50 suburbs across South Africa, by the end of this year.

Hungary Awards New Broadband Frequencies to Four Operators

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Monika Karas, the President of the NMHH (in the foreground) and Janka Börcs director general

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.

Huawei to Invest Over $4 Billion in Fixed Broadband in Next Three Years

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Huawei

Huawei plans to invest over $4 billion in Fixed Broadband (FBB) technology research and development over the next three years. The investment will focus on products and solutions which will support their customers with providing an improved service experience for end users.