AT&T Introduces Family of LTE Modules For IOT Devices

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AT&T is introducing a new family of LTE modules to meet the needs of a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new modules offer multiple options and can run over the AT&T 4G LTE network, so IoT devices can transfer information more efficiently.

Verizon Now Offers LTE for IoT Devices

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Verizon, this week announced the availability of the world's first Cat1 LTE network features for IoT, along with new tools for itsThingSpace IoT applications platform that enable developers "to quickly and easily connect their devices to the Internet."

HERE and Netherlands Evaluating LTE-based C-ITS Road Messaging System

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HERE, a Nokia company, and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment are together evaluating the deployment of a cellular network-based Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for improving road safety and reducing congestion in the Netherlands.

Vodafone, Ericsson and Qualcomm Test LTE Carrier Aggregation of Licensed and Unlicensed Bands on Commercial Network

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Ericsson, with Vodafone and Qualcomm, today conducted live testing of advanced LTE Carrier Aggregation (CA) of LTE in licensed and unlicensed bands on a commercial mobile network.

Nokia Networks, China Mobile sign MoU on 5G Development

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Nokia Networks and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on their strategic cooperation in the evolution and development of 5G.

Ericsson announces launch of 5GEx project to unify 5G infrastructure service market

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Ericsson today announces the launch of the 5G Exchange (5GEx) project. A Phase 1 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) research and innovation project, 5GEx aims to enable a unified European 5G infrastructure service market that integrates multiple operators and technologies.

LTE Technologies and Trends in APAC

Navin Vohra, Vice President, Wireless Sales, Asia Pacific, CommScope

In an Interview with LteWorld, Navin Vohra, Vice President, Wireless Sales, Asia Pacific, CommScope, explained CommScope's role and offerings in LTE technology domain. Here’s what he had to say on LTE technologies and trends in APAC:

Nokia Networks Signs TD-LTE-Advanced Deal with China Mobile

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Nokia Networks has been commissioned to provide its latest TD-LTE-Advanced technology to China Mobile. Operator plans to deploy one million TD-LTE base stations by the end of 2015.

Millicom gets a 24% Stake in Helios Towers Africa

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Helios Towers Africa (“HTA”), a telecommunications tower company in Africa and Millicom, a telecom and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa, today announced that Millicom will own 24% of shares in HTA on a fully diluted basis following a shareholding reorganisation.

XL Axiata Selects Ericsson for LTE Deployment in Indonesia

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XL Axiata, one of the major cellular providers in Indonesia,  has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson for design and implementation of 4G/LTE network and upgrade of existing 2G and 3G networks in Jakarta and Central Java.

GSA confirms growing traction for LTE using 2.1 GHz spectrum

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The LTE2100 market status report by GSA confirms that 15 operators in 11 countries have commercially launched LTE systems and service using 2.1 GHz (band 1) spectrum, almost double the number of networks launched compared to one year earlier.

Alcatel-Lucent and Chunghwa Telecom collaborated for the commercial deployment of G.fast ultra-broadband access technology in Taiwan

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Alcatel-Lucent  and Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s service provider, are to commence the world’s first commercial deployment of G.fast ultra-broadband access technology, allowing the acceleration of ‘last mile’ connectivity to deliver ultra-fast fiber-like speeds to households everywhere.

Dhiraagu Launches LTE-Advanced Service in Maldives

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Maldives telecommunications service provider, Dhiraagu has commercially launched the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology in country. Dhiraagu customers must ensure that their handsets have LTE Cat6 support with Carrier Aggregation feature using the band 3 (1800MHz) and band 7 (2600Mhz).

Ericsson, Sony Mobile and SK Telecom trial IoT wearables over LTE

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is driving new use cases for wearables, including lifestyle and wellness apps, requiring more diverse device support on mobile networks.

Verizon to kick start the 5G technology in U.S. in 2016

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Verizon is all set to usher in a new era with an aggressive roadmap for fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless technology. By nearly all accounts, 5G technology should be introduced in the U.S. sometime after 2020, but Verizon is accelerating the expected rate of innovation.