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Sprint Introduces New Data Pricing Plan

in Blog, Sprint, LTE
Sprint Family Share Pack

U.S. carrier Sprint has announced new shared data plans that offer double the high-speed data at the same or lower price as compared to AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The Sprint Family Share Pack will be available starting Aug. 22.

GSA: 51 LTE networks launched so far in 2014

in Blog, GSA, LTE-Advanced, VoLTE, LTE
Cumulative LTE network launches July 2014

Globally, 51 LTE networks have been launched so far in 2014, according to a recent report from GSA. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year. Overall, 318 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 111 countries.

ZTE Blade Vec 4G, ZTE Grand S II LTE Debut in Hong Kong

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ZTE Grand S II LTE

ZTE has launched the Blade Vec 4G with Google Now Launcher and Grand S II LTE in Hong Kong. Priced at HKD 1,499, the ZTE Blade Vec 4G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8926 processor and offers a 5-inch high-density display in a glass-fiber design with 7.8 mm thickness.

300 Commercial LTE Network Launches Worldwide

in Blog, FDD, GSA, LTE-Advanced, TDD, VoLTE, LTE
300 Commercial LTE Network Launches

A recent GSA report confirms 300 commercial LTE network launches in 107 countries. 35 4G LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to exceed 350 before the end of this year. Recent commercial LTE launches include Bulgaria, Taiwan and Vanuatu. LTE is now available in 31 i.e.

Ericsson: LTE Subscriptions to Reach 85 percent in North America

in Blog, Report, Ericsson, LTE
Ericsson Report Mobile Subscriptions June 2014

4G/LTE subscriptions will reach 85 percent in North America and 30 percent in Europe in 2019, according to latest Ericsson Mobility Report. Globally, LTE subscriptions are predicted to reach 2.6 billion by 2019, representing around 30 percent of total mobile subscriptions.

Motorola Introduces Moto E and Moto G with LTE

in Blog, Google, Motorola, LTE
Moto_G_LTE_Cmb_White.jpg

Motorola has announced launch of 4G LTE capable Moto E and Moto G. Moto E has a high-resolution 4.3” display with 256ppi, 1980 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4.2, KitKat.

497 LTE Network Deployment Commitments in 150 Countries

in Blog, GSA, LTE
GSA Report May 2014

497 network operators in 150 countries have committed to deploy LTE networks so far, according to a recent GSA report. Currently there are 288 commercial LTE networks in 104 countries.

GSA: 1800 MHz Prime Band for LTE Deployments Worldwide

in Blog, GSA, LTE
LTE 1800 Deployment - April 2014

There are 120 commercially launched LTE1800 networks in 63 countries, according to a recent GSA (the Global mobile Suppliers Association) report. So far 279 LTE networks have been commercially launched in 101 countries.

NSN: 87% Jump in Indian Mobile Data Traffic in 2013

in Blog, 2G, India, NSN, 3G
4G LTE

A recent report from Nokia Solutions and Networks, on mobile broadband performance in India, reveals a 87% rise in data traffic generated by 2G and 3G services during 2013. According to the NSN’s MBit Index, 3G data traffic increased by 146% where as 2G data traffic grew by 59% over the same period.

Number of LTE User Devices Grew 90% Annually, GSA Reports

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GSA: 1,563 LTE user devices

According to recent GSA report 154 manufacturers have announced 1,563 LTE-enabled user devices globally. 742 new LTE user devices were launched in the past year, representing 90% annual growth. During same period, number of manufacturers increased by 58% to 154 companies.

Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE Launched on AT&T’s Network

in Blog, AT&T, Microsoft, Surface, LTE
Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE

Beginning today AT&T is offering Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE connectivity. Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE), a 64GB mobile broadband-ready version of Surface 2, is now available to purchase for $679 USD (ERP) in the US market.

How Operators Can Compensate For Falling Roaming Rates

in Blog, OpenCloud, 4G, LTE

Competition is fierce as operators look to sign up consumers to their new superfast 4G networks and make a return on their spectrum auction investment. A reason for this is that operators aren’t offering consumers anything beyond commodity services, such as 4G roaming bundles.