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GSA: 1,371 LTE User Devices Launched

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GSA Report: LTE Devices Jan 2014

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 132 manufacturers have announced 1,371 LTE-enabled user devices, including frequency and carrier variants. The number includes 705 new LTE user devices that were launched in the past year. During same period, the number of manufacturers increased by 52%.

GSMA Report: LTE and Television Services Can Coexist in Brazil

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4G

The GSMA has released findings of a new study from ATDI, which examines ways to mitigate interference between new LTE mobile signals and existing and planned television services.

Altair facilitating the transformation of LTE from a premium feature to a mass market one

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Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor recently announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset was selected to connect the new HP Chromebook 11.6” LTE to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

GSA: 350 Commercial LTE Networks by End of 2014

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GSA LTE Summary - Jan 2014

A latest report from GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 263 LTE networks have commercially launched in 97 countries till date. In last year alone, 112 LTE networks were launched worldwide. 

China Mobile Begins Pre-orders for 4G iPhone

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4G

China Mobile has started receiving pre-orders of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C which support the Operator’s TD-LTE technology, Xinhua News Agency has reported.  Operator has signed LTE deals with more than 10 mobile phone makers, including Samsung, HTC and Xiaomi.

GSA: Over 250 LTE Commercial Networks Worldwide

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251 commercial LTE networks

GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, has announced that 251 LTE networks in 93 countries are now commercially launched. The number of countries with LTE service has grown 45% this year. 

GSMA Predicts One Billion LTE Connections by 2017

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4G

GSMA forecasts one billion 4G-LTE connections worldwide by 2017. At the end of 2013, there were 176 million LTE connections globally. Nearly 500 LTE networks are forecast to be in service across 128 countries, roughly double the number of live LTE networks today.

ERCOM MOBIPASS Helping MNOs Master Their LTE and HetNet Rollout

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ERCOM

At this year’s LTE North America, ERCOM will demonstrate how Mobile Network Operators, (MNOs) can master the complexity of HetNet deployments for increased efficiency using network emulation.

Ericsson: Smartphone Subscriptions to Reach 5.6 Billion Globally by 2019

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Mobile subscriptions forecast

According to a latest Ericsson mobility report, global mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60 percent of these will be for smartphones. WCDMA/HSPA networks are predicted to cover 90 percent of the world's population by 2019.

Intel's 4G LTE Modem Now Commercially Available

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4G

Earlier this week Intel announced the commercial availability of its multimode, multiband 4G LTE solution. Intel's XMM 7160 LTE modem is now shipping in the 4G version of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) which is available in Asia and Europe.

Which 2013 smartphone is the best for gaming?

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During 2013 there have been at least 15 smartphones launched to date, and there might well be some more before the year is out. While many of these have really more or less sneaked in by the back door, others have been heralded by bugle calls from the roof and other hype generating publicity blazes.

GSA: 222 LTE Commercial Networks Worldwide

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4G

GSA confirms that 222 operators have commercially launched LTE services in 83 countries. Report also states that 474 operators are investing in LTE in 138 countries.