Ericsson said it has begun its first trials of its Zero Site solution in Spain, with an installation in the city of Santander.
LAS VEGAS-- Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the carrier's recent improvement of its network in Denver-- and network testing firm RootMetrics' determination that it provided the fastest network there and virtually tied Verizon Wireless for overall network performance – is a sign of things to come as the carrier revamps its network.
LAS VEGAS-- Verizon Wireless will deploy 400 small cells in San Francisco in order to densify the company's network in anticipation of the 2016 Super Bowl that will take place in that city.
While U.S. operators remain focused on 4G and using the spectrum bought in the auction that ended earlier this year and whatever spectrum becomes available via next year's incentive auction, they're working with network equipment providers on a path to 5G before the 5G standards are written.
LAS VEGAS-- A top AT&T network executive said the company will trial LTE-U technology later this year or in early 2016, but the company will not deploy the technology until it can ensure that there is fair-use sharing with Wi-Fi.
AT&T Mobility has deployed its 2.3 GHz WCS spectrum for LTE service in a handful of markets, fulfilling its goal of launching service on the spectrum this summer. However, it's unclear how widespread the rollout is at this point or how quickly it will proceed to bring extra capacity to the carrier's network.
LAS VEGAS--TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) promises to offer network functions virtualization (NFV) for all of its technology solutions for location-based services and messaging by year's end.
Nokia Networks said it has developed the world's first modular outdoor small cell base station to deliver peak data rates of over 1 Gbps, as it announced a bundle of services it said can cut the cost of deploying small cells.
Smile Telecoms raised $365 million (€326 million) to expand its existing LTE networks and services in Africa, and said it plans to launch services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) early in 2016.
One of the interesting things to do ahead of and during a broadcaster-centric tradeshow like IBC 2015 is to watch industry players try and predict which way the market will turn in the next six to 12 months. While no forecast is ever entirely accurate, the industry has increasingly found itself reacting to market happenings rather than driving them.