Ericsson said a demonstration of LTE carrier aggregation conducted on the live Cosmote Greece network is a first for Europe after data download rates hit 500 Mbps.
Nokia announced its Here mapping and navigation unit is evaluating the rollout of a cellular network in the Netherlands as part of the businesses' Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for connected vehicles.
For a long time, it was all about data, but now mobile voice is firmly back in operators' sights as they seek to retrieve control of what was their former sole domain. Our recent special report on Wi-Fi calling, for example, explored some of the approaches, from dialler-integrated Wi-Fi calling through to downloadable apps such as Three InTouch and Telefonica's TU Go service.
Smile Telecom said it is the first mobile operator to offer voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) in East Africa after it launched the 4G voice service in three cities in Uganda.
According to a new report from advertising measurement company iSpot, AT&T delivered the most effective ads during the past 30 days, narrowly beating out Verizon for the wireless industry's top spot. AT&T topped iSpot's chart mainly on the strength of its 30-second "Sort of Birthday" commercial, which the firm said generated about 12.4 percent of the industry's total "digital response."
T-Mobile US is seeing strong momentum in its sales to small businesses, in large part because of its expanding LTE coverage footprint, according to a T-Mobile executive.
While the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) covers a lot of territory in its new white paper, "5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective," one thing is clear: There's a lot of life left in LTE systems, and 5G is going to have to be tightly integrated with LTE and LTE Advanced.
Sprint is rebranding part of its LTE network and said that it has now deployed carrier aggregation and beamforming technology in 77 "major" markets across the country, in what it calls an "LTE Plus" deployment. The carrier will continue using LTE Advanced techniques to make its network faster and more robust, according to Sprint CTO John Saw.
The latest issue of the Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that there will be 150 million 5G subscribers by 2021, with South Korea, Japan, China and the U.S. expected to lead in the first wave of take-up.
Verizon has certified CommScope's ION-E in-building wireless solution for installation in enterprises across Verizon's wireless footprint in the United States.