iPhone 6 Boosts VoLTE Calls on U.S. Networks

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Voice calling over 3G on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices has dropped sharply across mobile networks in the U.S. and is one-fifth of that on previous iPhone models, as users adopt Voice-over LTE (VoLTE) services, reports Newfield Wireless, a Tektronix Communications company and provider of next-generation Radio Access Network (RAN) geoanalytics.

Telstra Extends LTE-Advanced Service

Telstra

Telstra today introduced LTE-Advaced service to a range of communities across the nation. Operator is calling new service 4GX.

Verizon and AT&T Plan VoLTE Interoperability by 2015

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Verizon and AT&T plan to enable VoLTE- to-VoLTE connections between Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers in 2015. Verizon introduced its Advanced Calling 1.0 services across the United States in September.  AT&T introduced VoLTE services in its initial markets earlier this year, and continues to expand to more markets across the United States.

Movistar Launches LTE Services in Guatemala

Movistar

Movistar Guatemala has launched commercial LTE services in the country. Movistar LTE service is now available at major points in the capital city, provincial capitals and some tourist sites.

EE Expands LTE Coverage, Introduces LTE-Advanced in London

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UK’s mobile operator EE today switched on its LTE-Advanced network in central London. The EE 4G+ technology uses 2.6GHz spectrum, and is available in large parts of central London, including Shoreditch, Old Street, Southbank, Soho, Westminster and Kensington. 

SK Telecom's LTE/LTE-Advanced Subcriptions Surpasse 16 Million

SK Telecom

SK Telecom's revenue rose by 5.9% year-on-year (YoY) and 1.4% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) backed by increase of the LTE/LTE-Advanced subscribers, company reported today.

FTC Sues AT&T Over Data Throttling on Some ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

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The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.

T-Mobile Upgrades LTE Network in Connecticut

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has upgraded its LTE network in Connecticut to Wideband LTE. T-Mobile announced that this upgrade brings up to a 50% increase in speed in major cities including Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Fairfield, Meriden, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury.

ZTE Powers CSL’s VoLTE Service in Hong Kong

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ZTE has announced that company's VoLTE Solution is supporting CSL's commercial launch of voice over LTE services in Hong Kong for voice and video calls. Almost 100,000 users are using the VoLTE service since it was launched by CSL in late August.

Orange Slovakia Selects Cisco ASR 5000 Series for LTE Packet Core

Cisco ASR5000

Mobile operator Orange Slovakia has chosen the Cisco's ASR 5000 Series elastic evolved packet core for its recently launched 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network. With Cisco solution, Orange Slovakia aims to transform its architecture and seamlessly migrate mobile data traffic from existing 2G and 3G networks.

Telefónica Germany Picks Ericsson for Voice over LTE

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Telefónica Germany has selected Ericsson as main supplier to upgrade their network to support VoLTE. VoLTE has been deployed in all areas where Telefónica has LTE coverage in Germany. The commercial launch will take place once Telefónica has secured the full VoLTE device eco-system for mass-market launch.

ZTE Introduces ElasticNet SDN IPRAN Solution

ZTE

ZTE has launched the ZTE ElasticNet SDN (software-defined networking) IPRAN (internet protocol radio access network) solution. According to ZTE, the solution introduces SDN virtualization technology to an IPRAN network to virtualize access-layer equipment, simplifying network structures and operations and maintenance (O&M)

PLDT Doubles TD-LTE Sites to Over 400 in Philippines

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Philippines telecoms provider PLDT has expanded its Time-Division Duplex-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network to over 400 cell sites at the end of September. The current total is more than double the 200 TD-LTE sites that had been installed as of April this year in such provinces as Cagayan

Nokia Networks and Qualcomm Demonstrate 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced with Three-band Carrier Aggregation

Nokia

Nokia Networks and Qualcomm have completed interoperability testing of LTE-Advanced three-band Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) to achieve subscriber data rates of up to 300 Mbps in network environments.

Vodafone Starts LTE Advanced Roll-out in UK

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Vodafone UK has began the roll-out of a LTE Advanced technology to boost existing 4G mobile service using Carrier Aggregation. Vodafone is rolling out the enhanced technology from this month in Birmingham, Manchester and London and to other UK cities during the rest of this year and 2015.