Alcatel-Lucent and Korea’s KT sign collaboration agreement to deliver 5G mobile networks of the future

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Alcatel-Lucent has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korean telecommunications provider, KT, under which the companies will collaborate to advance 5G development in South Korea with initial testing focusing on virtualized RAN to support next generation mobile architecture.

T-Mobile Leased Spectrum to Other Carriers to Expand LTE Network Coverage in Line with Verizon and Sprint

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T-Mobile US has leased its spectrum to other carriers in an effort to expand its LTE network to benefit their customers. 

Airtel Launches 4G Trials for Existing Customers in Chennai, India

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Bharti Airtel has launched 4G trials exclusively for its existing customers in Chennai. As part of this, Airtel customers across the city can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices and be the first to experience blazing Airtel 4G speeds. 

Ericsson collaborated with Far EasTone to become sole supplier of 4G/LTE in Taiwan

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Ericsson has entered into a contract with Far EasTone, one of the top three Taiwanese telecom operators to become its sole supplier, tasked with expanding and optimizing Far EasTone 4G network.

Ericsson files patents suit against Apple in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands

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Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has filed suits against Apple in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. For more than two years Ericsson has been trying to reach an agreement with Apple on a global license for Ericsson's patents on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND), but the companies have failed to reach an amicable resolution.

FCC Initiates Consultation on LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)

FCC has released a Public Notice dated 5th May 2015 to enable a transparent discussion on the implementation of LTE-U in conjunction with licensed commercial wireless services using Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technique. 

Alcatel-Lucent introduces new product to extend the ultra-broadband reach of cable operators

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INTX Internet & Television Expo, Chicago, Il., USA, May 04, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)has expanded its portfolio of ultra-broadband access products with a new platform that will help cable multiple system operators (MSOs) in North America extend the reach of their 10 gibabit-speed fiber-optic services to more businesses and consumers.

Ericsson launch of cloud video enabler wins NAB best of show award

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Ericsson today made an announcement that 2015 NewBay Media Best of Show Award which was held in Las Vegas, 11-16 April recognizes the ‘Ericsson Video Storage and Processing Platform’ as a disruptive cloud-based enabler for time-shifted TV services.

HKT and Huawei Demonstrate LTE-A 450Mbps Solution in Hong Kong

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HKT and Huawei have successfully demonstrated an IP-RAN based LTE-A 450Mbps solution (3 FDD Carrier Aggregation) in Hong Kong.

Sequans and Expway Announce LTE Broadcast over Wi-Fi Solution

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LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications and LTE broadcast middleware provider, Expway, announced the availability of a new platform for the delivery of LTE broadcast service to an LTE-Wi-Fi router, enabling all devices in range of the Wi-Fi router to receive the LTE broadcast streams.  

Sisvel Expands the Scope of its LTE Patent Pool

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Sisvel has expanded the scope of its LTE patent pool to offer patent licenses covering all LTE and LTE-Advanced specifications, representing comprehensive coverage of the latest versions of the 4G standard for mobile communications.  

Reliance Jio seeks Wi-Fi deals with state, local authorities

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Indian Telecom Company Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) plans to enter into agreements with various state and local authorities to offer Wi-Fi services. RJIL has to launch services within five years of acquiring spectrum, as per the government rules.

Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

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Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States, on the basis of 0.55 of a new Nokia share for every Alcatel-Lucent share.

Nokia Networks Demonstrates 5G Speed of 10Gbps with NI at 5G Summit

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Nokia Networks has announced demonstration of a 10Gbps peak rate system over the air at 73GHz (mmWave)  with NI at the Brooklyn 5G Summit, jointly organized by Nokia Networks and NYU WIRELESS Research Center at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. 

EE Launches WiFi Calling in UK

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U.K. operator EE has launched WiFi Calling to make calls and texts available in every WiFi-connected home and small office in the UK. WiFi Calling from EE will be available from launch on the Lumia 640 and from Friday 10 April on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.