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Nokia Networks Readies Zain Kuwait for VoLTE Launch

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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

Zain KSA to Invest $1.2 Billion in Network Infrastructure

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Zain KSA Reload Group

Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) has signed network expansion and upgrade agreements worth US $1.2 billion with five technology companies: Huawei, Nokia, NEC, Cisco, and Alcatel Lucent. The agreements aim to enhance Zain KSA’s customer experience and to improve and expand Zain’s network capacity, coverage and speed.

ZTE Wins Wind Telecom TD-LTE Network Contract

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ZTE

ZTE announced that the company won a contract from Wind Telecom to build the 4G TD-LTE network in the Dominican Republic. TD-LTE contract includes ZTE's unified platform EPC and eNodeB solutions.

Mavenir Adds Voice Mobility to Wi-Fi with Evolved Packet Data Gateway

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4G

Mavenir Systems has announced the availability of its Evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG). For subscribers using Wi-Fi, the ePDG provides a secure connection to the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network and enables seamless mobility between LTE and Wi-Fi.

EE Announces Trials of Voice Calls over WiFi and 4G

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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

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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. 

Bouygues Telecom to Offer LTE-Advanced Services in France

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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.

Sprint Signs 12 New LTE Roaming Agreements with Regional Carriers

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Sprint 4G LTE

U.S. carrier Sprint has announced new 4G LTE roaming agreements with 12 rural and regional network carriers. Along with Sprint’s previously announced amended agreement with nTelos to extend their Strategic Network Alliance through 2022, the Rural Roaming Preferred Program

Vodafone and Huawei Trial GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

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Huawei

Huawei announced the successful implementation of the GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (GL DSS) trial with Vodafone Spain today. GL DSS is able to improve LTE capacity by up to 50% through maximizing wireless spectrum utilization, reports Huawei.

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

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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.