Verizon and Sprint are taking great strides to enable LTE roaming. Verizon counts 21 partners in its LTE in Rural America program and Sprint counts 12 carriers in its Rural Roaming Preferred Program. I wish T-Mobile and AT&T would more aggressively follow their path.
T-Mobile US appears to have notably improved the latency speeds on its HSPA network in June and July when compared with the April-May timeframe, according to a new report form research firm OpenSignal.
Now there are four major ISPs being paid by Netflix to speed its over-the-top streaming video to subscribers. Time Warner Cable has signed an interconnection agreement with the SVOD service, similar to Netflix's earlier deals with AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.
NEW YORK--Sprint decided to introduce new shared data plans for families with large data buckets because it felt its spectrum position and network resources allowed it to do so in a way that would set it apart from the competition, according to a senior Sprint executive.
Telenor discovered that contractors constructing its new mobile network in Myanmar have been using child labour to develop base station sites in advance of the operator's launch of commercial services in the country in September.
Alcatel-Lucent and Ghanaian operator Surfline Communications launched the country's first commercial 4G LTE network on Tuesday.
Smartphone net additions peaked in 2012 or 2013 in most of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), but will continue to increase in countries with larger populations (Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland and Romania), Analysys Mason forecasts.
Sprint continued to post the highest latency speeds in LTE transmissions. However, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US posted latency results relatively close to those from Sprint.
T-Mobile US surpassed Sprint as the No. 3 carrier in terms of overall network performance, according to a new report from network testing firm RootMetrics, which covered the first half of 2014. That marks a reversal from RootMetrics' last report, which covered the second half of 2013 and was released in early March.
Carrier aggregation is a key feature of LTE advanced, delivering more efficient capacity utilisation and faster speeds; but LTE Advanced can deliver so much more, including heterogeneous network capabilities in particular. Coordinating the low-power layer of small cells with the macro network improves performance across the entire network while also further boosting efficiencies in spectrum use and power consumption, automating network configuration and optimisation.