Verizon to Start Testing 5G Service in 11 Markets Across U.S. by Mid 2017

Verizon

Verizon plans to deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the country on its newly built 5G network.

ZTE to Unveil Gigabit Smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2017

ZTE - MWC 2017

ZTE plans to unveil a Gigabit smartphone at MWC 2017. Returning to Barcelona for the 13th time, the company will focus on leading 5G evolution, advancing cloudification, creating the Internet of Everything, and developing state of art devices. 

Nokia and Three UK to Deploy Next-generation Cloud Core Network

Nokia

Nokia and Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, plan to deploy a fully integrated cloud native core network in UK to enable massive scalability, allowing Three to rapidly respond to customers' dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G.

Telstra Launches Commercial Gigabit LTE Network

Telstra 4GX

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm and NETGEAR have announced a commercial launch of Gigabit LTE network and device. Telstra confirmed at the "Gigabit LTE Experience" event in Sydney today that their Gigabit LTE service has launched in select state capital city CBDs, with more to follow.

SK Telecom and Nokia Develop Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) Solution Over VoLTE

SK Telecom and Nokia Develop Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT)

SK Telecom and Nokia have announced joint development of “Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) solution, which is a next-generation push-to-talk communications technology over VoLTE, and demonstrated the solution at Nokia's Research and Development Center in Kraków, Poland.

A&TT Turns Off 2G, to Repurpose Spectrum for LTE

AT&T

AT&T has discontinued 2G wireless service starting Jan. 1, 2017, company announced in a blog this week. Company had announced plan to shut down the 2G network 4 years ago.

Smart Expanding Network to Improve LTE Coverage and Quality in Metro Manila

Smart Communications LTE

PLDT mobile unit Smart Communications is undertaking a major network expansion in Metro Manila over the next three months, to improve the coverage and quality of its LTE service.

T-Mobile Increases 4G LTE Capacity in DC by Nearly 1,000%

T-Mobile

U.S. carrier T-Mobile have announced permanent increase of 4G LTE capacity in the areas surrounding the National Mall by nearly 1,000% since last year carrier ahead of Presidential Inauguration.

Singtel Launches Nationwide 450Mbps Mobile Data Network

SingTel

Singtel today launched a 450Mbps mobile network with the nationwide deployment of 4G LTE-Advanced service in Singapore. This speed enhancement is made possible by Singtel’s nationwide LTE network upgrade to support 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, or 256 QAM.

Telit to Roll out LTE Category M1 module in the U.S. with Verizon and Qualcomm

Telit

Telit is collaborating with Verizon as a key supplier of IoT modules for the carrier’s LTE Category M1 (LTE-M1) service, company announced last week.  In cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies, Telit is delivering IoT modules in full alignment with Verizon’s features and timing requirements. 

Nokia and T-Mobile Achieve LTE Speeds Near 1 Gbps

Nokia

Nokia and T-Mobile have achieved LTE speeds near 1 Gbps in a demonstration using Nokia's deployed 4.5G Pro technology. The demonstration, conducted at T-Mobile's lab in Bellevue, Washington, encompassed technologies currently live in the operator's network, including carrier aggregation, 256 QAM

Armenia’s VivaCell-MTS Expands 4G Network in 22 Towns

VivaCell-MTS

Armenia’s VivaCell-MTS continues expanding its 4G network in Armenia that was deployed six years ago, in 2010. Upon the completion of the planned works, 4G services will become available to 52.5% of the population.

What is 5G New Radio (5G NR)?

5G NR

5G New Radio (NR) development is part of continuous mobile broadband evolution process to meet the requirements of 5G as outlined by IMT-2020, similar to earlier evolution of 3G & 4G wireless networks.

ZTE Announces Successful Commercial Launch of Pre5G in Telkomsel Indonesia

ZTE

ZTE and Telkomsel have announce successful deployment of commercial Pre5G networks in Makassar, capital of Sulawesi, and Manado, a famous tourist destination. According to company, using the 20 Mhz commercial spectrum in Band 3 these commercial networks have achieved a single-user peak downlink rate of 398 Mbps

Ericsson, Qualcomm and SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G NR Trials

Ericsson

Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and SK Telecom plan to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New Radio (NR) standards being developed based on specifications in 3GPP.