Testing of Voice Quality using PESQ and POLQA algorithms

This whitepaper discusses optimal ways to test the quality of voice service in broadband wireless networks (e.g. 3G and 4G/LTE) using PESQ and POLQA algorithms.

4G Americas’ Summary of Global 5G Initiatives

This white paper, developed by 4G Americas member companies using publicly available information, is a one-time overview of global 5G initiatives as of the first quarter of 2014. This white paper is only focused on the technology evolution of the wireless network.

Extending LTE Advanced to Unlicensed Spectrum

LTE is the common global 4G standard for paired (FDD) and unpaired (TDD) licensed spectrum. We can now extend the benefits of LTE Advanced also to unlicensed spectrum, the shared resource used by multiple technologies such as Wi-Fi. This is an ideal solution for mobile operators to augment mobile broadband and help to meet the 1000x challenge.

LTE Direct Workshop White Paper

An LTE Direct workshop organized by Qualcomm and Samsung in May 2013 brought together thought leaders from Deutsche Telekom, DOCOMO, KDDI, Orange, Placecast, Samsung, SAP, Sapient, SKT, Softbank, Tagged, and Verizon.

(5G) The Day Your Phone Becomes 100x Faster

5G mobile networks are expected to reach transmission speeds of about 10 Gbps, or 100 times faster than LTE. So, what's in store for your phone of the future? Here's a peek at the world of ultra-fast mobile communications that you might be enjoying by 2020.

The LTE Standard

Signals Research Group conducted a comprehensive review of the 3GPP standardization process and the underlying specifications that define LTE.

Security in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)

ETSI has published a new edition of the ICT security related standards white paper, which covers the range of work, including mobile communications.

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Best practice guide: How to install remote radio systems

Mobile broadband is now a reality.

LTE for utilities - supporting smart grids

The introduction of smart meters and smart grid sensors demands a cost-effective and easily deployed communications solution. Laboratory and field tests have demonstrated that LTE networks successfully meet the technical requirements for smart grid communications.

3GPP Release 11: Understanding the Standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced Enhancements

This 4G Americas whitepaper is intended to provide a brief review of some of the key specifications in 3GPP Release 11. 

3GPP Rel-11 standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced were frozen in December 2012 with the core network protocols stable in December 2012 and radio access network (RAN) protocols stable in March 2013.