Ericsson maintained its grip on LTE deployments in Asia Pacific, announcing its second network rollout win in the region in the space of a week.
Enterprise femtocells will capture 97 per cent of the $4.3 billion (€3.1 billion) market revenue in 2019, outpacing consumer-residential femtocells, according to the latest forecast from ABI Research.
Nearly half of ZTE's smartphone shipments in 2014 will be LTE devices, according to the global head of the Chinese vendor's mobile device business.
Mobile deployments are driving growth in the policy management software market, which is expected to become a $2.5 billion market by 2018, according to Infonetics Research. Voice over LTE (VoLTE), in particular, "continues to be a major driver behind policy management growth as operators seek to ensure quality of service (QoS) for voice traffic," the firm said.
3G and LTE latency speeds do not get a lot of attention, even though numerous operators have cited improved latency as a major reason behind the push to LTE.
MTN Group cashed in on its strong position in growth markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with healthy gains in net profit, subscriber numbers, and revenue in 2013.
Another day, another announcement by an operator that it is trialling LTE Advanced services. BASE Belgium is the latest company to reveal that it is testing what is in fact "true" 4G, if you stick precisely to 3G and LTE guidelines. However, the focus is still too much on the advancements in speed, even though for many consumers figures such as "250 Mbps" are virtually meaningless.
BARCELONA, Spain- Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is now poised to take off after a slow start, as more compatible handsets come to market and operators realise the benefits of transferring voice traffic to LTE networks, according to Radisys' senior manager of product marketing, Ray Adensamer.
BARCELONA, Spain- Africa is poised for explosive subscriber growth, and mobile broadband services will play a significant part in Orange's operations in the market, said Marc Rennard, the France-based company's executive vice president for Africa, Middle East and Asia.
BARCELONA, Spain- Hot on the heels of contract awards from Vodafone this week, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Ericsson agreed vendor-financing deals worth a total 2.1 billion riyals (€410 million/$560 million) with Saudi Arabian operator Mobily.