Sprint has a stable financial outlook, but its financial profile will remain weak through at least 2014 as industry trends and competitive pressure conspire to keep the company from fully exploiting its network investments and spectrum holdings, according to Fitch Ratings.
Ericsson and Australian telco Telstra said they have demonstrated downlink data speeds up to 300 Mbps via LTE Advanced carrier aggregation that combined 20 MHz of bandwidth from the 1800 MHz band with 20 MHz form the 2600 MHz band.
Following the lead of EE in the United Kingdom, fellow European operators Telefonica and Vodafone have jumped on the LTE Advanced carrier aggregation bandwagon with testing underway in Germany.
Verizon Wireless has started deploying LTE in its AWS spectrum to boost capacity in key markets, a Verizon spokesman confirmed.
HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla.--Sprint CTO Stephen Bye said there is no "silver bullet" in terms of what the carrier and its peers are doing to architect their networks to handle increased mobile data.
Anite announced that its Nemo Outdoor test platform now supports commercial LTE Advanced and carrier aggregation testing for mobile network operators and network infrastructure vendors.
Apple's unveiling of its iPhone 5s and 5c was impressive on numerous fronts, including the breadth of LTE bands the operator is supporting. But support for a few notable LTE bands and capabilities was missing from the devices' introduction, so here is my list of the top 5 wireless-related omissions.
Next-generation mobile networks in Asia are performing impressively out of the gate, but their success reflects network design as much as air interface achievements, according to Signals Research Group, which recently drive tested TD-LTE in Tokyo and LTE Advanced over an FDD network in Seoul.
Turkcell is touting lab tests, conducted in conjunction with network vendor Huawei, which delivered 900 Mbps of data speed using LTE Advanced (LTE-A).
SK Telecom's rollout of LTE Advanced carrier aggregation signals things to come, as operators such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless prepare to follow suit in the coming months.