A quick scan of these 5G discussions might leave you confused. On the one hand, you have announcements, demos, and innovations suggesting that 5G matters in the here and now. On the other hand, you have operators and vendors reminding us that 5G won't likely be a commercial reality for, at least, another five years. How do you reconcile this? Split the difference and start talking about 4.5G!
T-Mobile US, which has worked to set itself apart from its competitors as the "uncarrier," said it has found another avenue for differentiation: its coverage map. T-Mobile unveiled its so-called "Next-Gen Network Map," which the carrier said will show real-world network information from its customers.
AT&T Mobility plans to make its data throttling policy more uniform next year for customers on legacy unlimited data plans, regardless of what kind of smartphone they are using, according to an Ars Technica report.
Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers will be able to see how the carriers are progressing in terms of network deployments by technology on a region-by-region basis. Special report
Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers will be able to see how the carriers are progressing in terms of network deployments by technology on a region-by-region basis. RootMetrics conducted extensive testing across the country both in the first half of 2014 and in the third quarter to gauge how the four Tier 1 carriers were stacking up in terms of network deployments.
The proportion of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections over 3G and LTE technologies will more than double in the five years to 2018, as the industry begins moving away from traditional 2G connectivity.
Ericsson revealed the number of mobile broadband subscribers grew 35 per cent year-on-year to 2.4 billion in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 35 per cent year-on-year.
AMSTERDAM--Telekom Srbija is exploring fresh approaches to monetising mobile data traffic, including giving away free access to selected services, Nemanja Ognjanovic, manager of the operator's network and services planning department, said.
Ericsson predicted there will be a huge divide in LTE penetration levels in North America and Europe by 2019, and that WDMA/HSPA will continue to dominate the global market during the period.
Latest data from the European Commission's digital scorecard reveals that the target of "broadband for all" in the European Union has effectively been achieved through a mix of mobile, fixed and satellite technologies including LTE.