ATLANTA--T-Mobile US affiliate iWireless plans to launch its first LTE network in Iowa late in the third quarter of this year and struck a nationwide LTE roaming deal with T-Mobile. However, iWireless CEO Craven Shumaker said the company is exploring additional LTE roaming deals.
A lot has been made of the industry's focus on 5G, a technology that has yet to be formally defined. But National Instruments is being, well, instrumental in forming--and proving--the types of technologies that eventually will get written in the standard.
At last week's Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Spain, T-Mobile announced that it will deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum band in 2016. The operator, which is working with multiple vendors, also demonstrated LAA capabilities at the show with Nokia Networks. Sue Marek, editor in chief of FierceWireless, spoke with T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray and Ricky Corker, EVP of North American markets for Nokia Networks, about the growing momentum around LAA in the United States.
Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia and Huawei are among the leading players in the small cell market, which is expected to boom to more than $5 billion by 2019, according to a new report from ABI Research. Fiber owners like Virgin Media, Zayo and CloudBerry are also likely to benefit from the move to small cells.
Ericsson said it will cut 2,200 jobs at its domestic research and development (R&D) and supply chain departments, as it ramps up a cost reduction programme designed to save the company SEK9 billion (€987 million/$1 billion) by 2017.
If you thought it seemed busier at MWC this year you were right. The official figures from the GSMA indicate that there were over 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. That compares with 85,000 attendees in 2014.
Nokia and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are using Mobile World Congress 2015 to demonstrate jointly developed technology that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the two companies plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers to deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in 5 GHz spectrum in 2016.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo are demonstrating jointly developed technology here that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the duo plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia's CEO spoke out against a main tenet of the FCC's new net neutrality guidelines, arguing that wireless carriers should be allowed to provide faster connections to customers who wish to pay for them. CEO Rajeev Suri also introduced the company's concept of the "programmable world," a new marketing term Nokia appears poised to use in the coming months to set itself apart from the competition.