Vodafone and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTCL) have entered into a new partner market agreement for Botswana, although the deal is not part of the framework agreement signed between Vodafone and Afrimax Group in November 2014.
With both T-Mobile US and Verizon moving forward with plans to commercially launch LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands, it seems only fitting that the cellular and Wi-Fi industries take the opportunity to collaborate and work closer together.
ATLANTA--T-Mobile US affiliate iWireless plans to launch its first LTE network in Iowa late in the third quarter of this year and struck a nationwide LTE roaming deal with T-Mobile. However, iWireless CEO Craven Shumaker said the company is exploring additional LTE roaming deals.
Verizon Wireless may have scored big in the FCC's recent $45 billion AWS-3 spectrum auction by securing more $10.8 billion in new spectrum in major markets. But one financial analyst believes that the operator is in dire need of more spectrum, because it has over 40 percent of the industry's postpaid customers on its network and controls less than 20 percent of available spectrum.
In his January 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged within the next five years, his administration would work to make it possible for carriers to deploy LTE to 98 percent of all Americans.
Facebook is open-sourcing an internal tool it has used to test how apps perform on 2G, EDGE, 3G, and LTE networks. The social networking giant is making the tool available on GitHub.
FRANKFURT, Germany--The mobile industry has often been criticized for putting technology ahead of what users actually want, but operators and vendors appear to placing significantly more effort on putting users first as they prepare for "5G" networks.
If you spend a lot of time in busy U.S. airports, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US are likely going to offer you better overall performance and mobile data speeds than AT&T Mobility and Sprint, according to the latest bi-annual report from network testing firm RootMetrics.
Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has started selling 4G services in the capital Addis Ababa, offering packages for use with an LTE dongle or LTE Wi-Fi router from Huawei or an LTE-enabled smartphone.
While the number and breadth of network rollouts are clearly still far behind those in Europe, North America and Asia, Africa is providing a fertile breeding ground not only for different types of LTE players but also for different LTE service propositions, such as mobile as an alternative to fixed-line services. Special report