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. 

Ofcom: 14.7 Mbps Average LTE Download Speed in UK

Average download speeds, by provider in UK, Q4 2014

Ofcom has published research into 4G and 3G mobile broadband performance. Overall, 4G networks performed much better than 3G networks in five sample towns and cities tested - Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Poole/Bournemouth - where both 4G and 3G networks have been rolled out.

U.S. Cellular Announces New LTE Expansion Plan

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U.S. Cellular will be adding more than 600 4G LTE cell sites in 2015 and expanding existing 4G LTE service in 10 states. By the end of 2015, 98 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds. 

China Telecom to Deploy LTE Network in 40 cities with Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of mobile ultra-broadband services across China.

Tecore Networks to Show LTE Network-in-a-Box in CCA 2015 Spring Expo

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Tecore Networks, a 3G/4G LTE mobile network infrastructure supplier , will be featuring its complete LTE Network-in-a-Box (NIB), at the Competitive Carrier Associations (CCA) 2015 Spring Expo taking place March 25-27 at the Downtown Hilton Atlanta in Georgia. 

Huawei Announces 3.5GHz TDD LTE-Advanced Device

Huawei's 3.5GHz TDD LTE-A Device

Huawei released a 3.5GHz CAT6 LTE-A device at the 3.5GHz LTE TDD Roundtable at MWC 2015. The device, supporting 2 carrier aggregation with total downlink speed of over 220Mbps, represents the end-to-end commercialization of LTE-A at the 3.5GHz band, according to Huawei.

DNA Testing LTE-Advanced with Omnitele

DNA Tests LTE-Advanced

Finland's mobile service provider DNA is testing LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology with Omnitele in a small cluster of DNA’s commercial 4G LTE network. The average bitrate over a short drive test run was 207 Mbps. The highest measured value peaked to 270 Mbps. Tests were conducted in a practical live network.

SWAN Launches LTE Service in Slovakia

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Slovakia's telecommunications provider SWAN has launched LTE service in 50 towns across Slovakia. For now the service is available for more than 30 percent of the population, while the coverage should increase along with gradual expansion of Swan’s network.

497 Million LTE Subscriptions Globally by 31 December 2014

LTE Subscriptions Growth - March 2015

GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, has confirmed that LTE subscriptions are growing faster than any other mobile communications system technology.

iWireless Selects Nokia Networks to Provide LTE Network in U.S.

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iWireless, a regional wireless provider in Iowa, eastern Nebraska and western Illinois, has selected Nokia Networks to modernize it’s existing 2G and 3G network and build an end-to-end LTE infrastructure. 

ZTE, China Mobile and Qualcomm Demonstrate TD-LTE Commercial Three Carrier Aggregation

ZTE's TD-LTE Commercial Three Carrier Aggregation

ZTE has announced successful demonstration of time-division long term evolution (TD-LTE) downlink three-carrier aggregation (3x CA) in collaboration with China Mobile and Qualcomm Technologies. 

Singtel to Trial LTE broadcast and Wi-Fi calling with Ericsson

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Singapore's operator Singtel has partnered Ericsson to trial LTE Broadcast and voice over Wi-Fi calling. The first trial of video delivery with LTE Broadcast will be at the 28th South East Asian (SEA) Games which will be held in Singapore from 5-16 June 2015.