Ericsson released details of four new products designed to ease operators' path to 5G, the Internet of Things and cloud technology that it will demonstrate at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
Verizon still claims the best coverage and fastest speeds among the major carriers' LTE networks, but T-Mobile is hot on its heels in both areas, according to a new report from OpenSignal. AT&T and Sprint aren't far behind in coverage, the network-performance measurement firm said, but their LTE users are tolerating substantially slower download speeds-- particularly compared to users in some foreign markets.
Nokia pledged to showcase industry-first LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro innovations that improve the capacity of TD- and FDD-LTE networks at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
New sales figures from Ericsson show that Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has been the most lucrative market for its small cell Radio Dot System to date, as the vendor announced it has hit a milestone of 100 operator customers for the system.
Google filed documents with the FCC this week claiming that its planned tests of a balloon-based wireless communications system pose no health or environmental risks and won't interfere with other users in the E-band.
Ericsson beat analysts' operating profit predictions for the fourth quarter of 2015, but fell short of expectations in terms of sales revenue during the period.
AT&T posted mixed quarterly results, adding 2.8 million new connections but seeing a drop in wireless revenue year-over-year.
T-Mobile should be considered a "super-regional operator" rather than a nationwide carrier, according to MoffettNathanson Research. Which means it has ample opportunity for growth.
Sprint said it has doubled the number of markets in which it offers "LTE Plus" and cited recent Nielsen data indicating its network is faster than those of Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. And the beleaguered carrier criticized some other network-measurement methods used by its competitors.
The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS) declared that its emergency data communications system passed its first big test during the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena.