AT&T Completes Nationwide Deployment of LTE-M Network for Internet of Things

AT&T LTE-M Network

US carrier AT&T has completed deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule to enable a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications. The LTE-M network is now live across the U.S. on operator's nationwide 4G LTE network, following software upgrades. 

Nokia and KDDI Trial 5G with AirScale Radio on 28GHz Band

Nokia and Japanese operator KDDI have conducted a trial simulating future 5G network demands, providing high-speed, one gigabit-per-second connectivity inside an apartment block using Nokia radio technology on the 28GHz band.

AT&T Plans to Bring Faster Speeds to Over 20 Metros by End of Year

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AT&T has announced 5G Evolution plans to pave the way to the next generation of faster speeds for its wireless customers with the latest devices in over 20 major metro areas by the end of this year. Operator plans to continue to lay the foundation for evolution to 5G while the 5G standards are being finalized. 

Ericsson Demonstrates 5G New Radio in Indonesia

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Ericsson has completed a demonstration of 5G in Indonesia, including 5G test bed, 5G New Radio (NR) and use cases such as a motion-sensing robotic arm and live 4K video streaming. The demonstration achieved a peak downlink speed of 5.74 Gbps and latency as low as 3 ms, said the company.

Nokia Makes Pre-standard 600MHz LTE Call Using Commercial Hardware

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Nokia has announced completion of the pre-standard testing of 600MHz on commercially-available hardware, creating a test bed for terminal ecosystem development and availability.

Qualcomm Announces 205 Mobile Platform to Bring 4G LTE Services to Entry-level Phones

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Qualcomm has introduced the Qualcomm® 205 Mobile Platform, designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones, company announced at a launch event in New Delhi today.

ASTRI, HKT, Huawei and Qualcomm to Build a Smart Mobility System for Hong Kong using Cellular-V2X

Smart Mobility Consortium on Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)

A Smart Mobility Consortium on Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies has been formed by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), HKT Limited, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies.

Vodafone Egypt Selects Ericsson for Network Function Virtualization Launch

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Vodafone Egypt has selected Ericsson as its Network Function Virtualization partner and has gone live with the commercial virtual network function. Since October 2016, Ericsson's virtual Serving GPRS Support Node - Mobility Management Entity (SGSN-MME) has been serving and managing commercial mobile broadband traffic on the Vodafone Egypt network.

SK Telecom Demonstrates LTE-Advanced Five- Band Carrier Aggregation on its Commercial Network

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SK Telecom has successfully tested LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) five-band carrier aggregation (CA) on its commercial network. SK Telecom’s bandwidth resources as of February 2017 are 10MHz bandwidth in the 800MHz band, 20MHz bandwidth in the 1.8GHz band, 10MHz bandwidth in the 2.1GHz band, 10MHz + 20 MHz bandwidths in the 2.6Ghz band.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.