As LTE technology becomes more widespread, concerns for the technology's interoperability and quality of service (QoS) is at the forefront. As already evidenced, early phases of LTE network deployments will coexist with legacy technologies, which implies frequent inter-technology handovers between 3G systems such as UMTS.
Fourth Generation (4G) cellular, including LTE, is the latest in an ongoing series of innovations that respond to ever-changing wireless market demands, which began with analog cellular almost 30 years ago.
According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), as of August 2010 there are 101 firm LTE network deployments planned or in progress in 41 countries around the world. By the end of 2010, GSA anticipates around 22 LTE networks in commercial service.
SAN FRANCISCO—Verizon Wireless took the lid off plans for its nationwide LTE network launch Wednesday at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show...
AT&T is getting out ahead of its network plans with new HSPA+ and LTE-compatible devices.
Mobile broadband startup LightSquared has landed its first customers and $850 million in financing to fund the build out of its ambitious hybrid satellite-terrestrial LTE network.
MetroPCS today launched its LTE services in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with monthly plans starting at $55.
Verizon Wireless is about to launch the first part of its 700-MHz LTE broadband network, Metro PCS is doing the same, and AT&T is not far behind. In the rest of the world, there are many LTE networks being built and readied for launch on different portions of the spectrum.
So, why hasn't mobile WiMAX gained more traction? On paper, it has considerable promise – it uses many of the same advanced technologies as LTE, including OFDM and MIMO on the radio interface. But in practice...
Motorola and Ericsson are collaborating on mobile broadband technology for the public safety sector, the companies announced today.
China Mobile added 31.76 million customers over the first half of the year but faced intensifying competition and an increasingly saturated market.
Qualcomm is selling about a quarter of its stake for its India LTE venture to two Indian telecommunications companies...
Analyst Keith Mallinson examines Sprint Nextel’s network migration path and the choices the carrier needs to make.
Contributor Andrew Seybold argues that the FCC’s concerns about wireless competition – specifically when it comes to LTE – aren’t based on reality.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of WiMAX' death have been greatly exaggerated.
Alvarion President and CEO Eran Gorev and Ashish Sharma, the company's vice president of marketing, recently spoke about the company's decision to support TD-LTE, the implications of the standard on the WiMAX industry and why operators are interested in making the switch.
One week after the head of Alvarion's operations in India said at a conference that the company was adding support for TD-LTE...
More than a third of consumers in Western Europe will access the Internet from their mobile phones by 2014, according to a Forrester Research report released earlier this year.
Stating the obvious, networks are evolving rapidly and so too, are the configurations of microwave backhaul systems. Today network operators can choose among three distinct configurations: all-indoor, all-outdoor and split-mount systems.
Bids for India's 4G spectrum auction reached almost 32 billion rupees, or $670 million...
Agilent Technologies released important upgrades to its Signal Studio for 3GPP LTE and 89600 Vector Signal Analysis software.
Relentless demand for mobile data has been a boon to backhaul providers that are doing a brisk business helping carriers solve the capacity crunch.
JDSU says it has completed its acquisition of Agilent's network testing business...
The recent increase of mobile data usage and emergence of new applications such as MMOG (Multimedia Online Gaming), mobile TV, Web 2.0, streaming contents motivated the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) to work on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE).
This week, the mobile world rippled with aftershocks, following an earth-shattering leak from Dell, reported first on Engadget. The giant IT company let slip word on their newest addition to the smart phone series, the Lightning.