Verizon and Samsung are targeting consumers and small businesses with a new 4G femtocell.
MulteFire is the key to driving LTE without a license. Qualcomm's technology, which achieves the basics of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz band without needing to own spectrum, has gained support and skepticism. But will MulteFire find footing in the wireless, cable or broadband industry when it competes with so many similar technologies?
MegaFon signed a deal with Transaction Network Services (TNS) that the U.S.-headquartered platform provider said opens the door to new inbound roaming revenues for the Russian operator, while also improving the user experience for its customers when travelling to the U.S.
Nokia will showcase its latest TD-LTE-Advanced (TD-LTE-A) and TD-LTE-Advanced Pro offerings at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which takes place June 29 through July 1.
Ericsson wrapped up a busy week of 5G developments by announcing a new programme with Swisscom and unveiling what it described as "5G plug-ins" to help bridge the gap with current mobile networks.
A more appropriate analogy when comparing the different business models and market competition associated with LPWA IoT is Wi-Fi versus cellular data. In this case, LoRa and Sigfox would be Wi-Fi while NB-IoT is, of course, cellular data.
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) said LTE gained 182 million connections in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 1.29 billion worldwide by the end of March.
T-Mobile US is testing carrier aggregation technology across three different spectrum bands, a move that could significantly improve the speed and performance of the operator's LTE network.
Verizon is launching a smart city technology trial with Boston called "Vision Zero." The trial will include a combination of traffic and public safety plans and is set to run from June through December. As FierceTelecom reports, Vision Zero will look at the corridor along Massachusetts Avenue to address various issues including traffic management, traffic signaling and congestion, as well as public safety with a particular focus on pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) said the number of commercially launched LTE networks passed the 500 milestone during May 2016.