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LAA/LTE-U makes appearance at Brooklyn 5G summit

It just goes to show. Some topics are so hot, you can't make it through a discussion about 5G and millimeter wave (mmW) bands without the subject coming up. In this case, the subject is LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U)/LTE Assisted Access (LTE-LAA), and it came up during the Q&A part of a "Spectrum for 5G" session during the Brooklyn 5G Summit in New York last week.

How do AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon compare when it comes to network latency?

Naturally, a great deal of attention gets paid to wireless network speeds in the United States and around the world. However, not as much attention typically gets paid to 3G and LTE latency speeds even though many major operators point to improved latency as a big reason to migrate to LTE.

South Africa's Cell C to invest ZAR8B in LTE over 3 years

South Africa-based Cell C said it will invest ZAR8 billion (€629 million/$667 million) in building an LTE network over the next three years as the country's third-largest mobile operator seeks to improve its position in the highly competitive market.

GSA: VoLTE launches reach 16 as operators embrace HD voice benefits

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and LTE Advanced (LTE-A) are among the hottest mobile network trends right now for operators, and deployments are rising across the globe.

Ericsson, Telefónica Deutschland say LTE is ready for smart meter connections

Ericsson said it proved the ability of LTE as an alternative to existing powerline or fixed network connections for smart meters in trials conducted with Telefónica Deutschland and utility company E.ON.

Cable companies keep pushing wholesale services for wireless backhaul

It's not a sexy topic, but wholesale revenues are becoming a key component of cable MSOs' businesses. They keep expanding in the wholesale arena, and provide a wide array of services, including fiber and wireless backhaul for mobile operators.  Special report

Cable companies cater to wireless operator backhaul needs

Wireless operators have become one of cable's largest wholesale customers. According to Vertical Systems Group, cable is the fastest growing segment in the wholesale and retail business Ethernet markets.

Mitel names Nortel, Sonus veteran Durow as new CMO

Mitel has taken another step forward with its growth objectives, naming former Sonus and Nortel executive Wes Durow as its new chief marketing officer (CMO).

Infinera snaps up Transmode for $350M, advances 100G metro capabilities

Infinera has crafted a deal to acquire Sweden-based Transmode for $350 million, a deal that will help the vendor capitalize on the emerging growth in 100G metro aggregation deployments taking place at the largest service providers.

What to watch in Q1: Will T-Mobile pass Sprint? Will handset financing dominate? And more

As the first-quarter earnings season draws near, one of the big questions is whether T-Mobile US will officially surpass Sprint in terms of total subscribers to become the No. 3 U.S. carrier. It's one of several interesting questions that will be worth watching for as the carriers hold their quarterly earnings conference calls.