LTE Diameter signaling volumes will continue to expand through 2018 as wireless subscribers adopt personalized data plans and new video and voice services, including voice over LTE (VoLTE), according to the third annual Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index.
LTE Broadcast has potential, but I think it will be at least a few years before it takes off commercially. Even then, it's not clear how it will be monetized. For now LTE Broadcast is more about hype than reality.
Verizon Wireless abandoned plans to throttle the data speeds of customers who are on legacy unlimited data plans who crossed into 5 percent of data users on Verizon's LTE network when they are on high-traffic cell sites.
T-Mobile US is working to enhance its LTE network with Nokia Networks, which indicated that it will enable carrier-aggregation technology for the carrier.
Staying connected and getting an expanded experience is becoming a must-have for sports and music fans attending stadium or arena events. Two technologies, LTE Multicast and Wi-Fi Multicast, are making it much easier for venues to deliver live multimedia to concentrated groups of smartphone and tablet users.
Network investments by telecoms operators worldwide are expected to increase by 3 per cent in 2014, but Dell'Oro believes that multiple factors will contribute to a decline in capex by around $6 billion (€4.7 billion) during 2015.
LTE Multicast (also known as LTE Broadcast) is getting lots of attention from vendors and mobile operators for its ability to deliver live multimedia to smartphones and tablets being used by concentrated groups of people, such as those attending a sporting event or concert. A complementary technology, Wi-Fi Multicast, has already been deployed by venue owners. FierceWirelessTech explores how these two different technologies can work together here.
Rather than network improvement, Sprint needs network acceleration. Just as he was aggressive in pricing and promotions, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has the opportunity to step on the gas to expand the 2014 2.5 GHz target and accelerate the 2015 rollout with at least 250 million POPs covered before the end of next year.
Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, and new entrant Digi Telecommunications each won spectrum in an auction of mobile broadband frequencies in Hungary, the country's telecoms authority revealed today.
Eircom is on the hunt for a new CEO after Herb Hribar quit the role with immediate effect a few days after the company backed down from plans to list on the stock market.