Qualcomm's recently announced push to see LTE services deployed on unlicensed spectrum raises lots of questions, chief of which is how this might impact the carrier Wi-Fi market.
Reports of spectrum interference causing problems for LTE networks are growing more commonplace, with everything from fluorescent lights to electric cash registers being implicated. In the latest twist, Verizon Wireless LTE data service is getting the blame for interfering with some channels delivered over the Time Warner Cable system in Raleigh, N.C.
If you are a 3 UK customer and have recently bought an LTE device such as an iPhone 5s, you may find yourself unexpectedly able to access LTE networks, depending on where you live.
China has finally issued TD-LTE licences to the country's three mobile operators in a move that will reinforce the position of European equipment manufacturers as well as local Chinese vendors that have won lucrative deals to help build next-generation networks there.
France's three battle-scarred incumbent operators have grabbed onto LTE as something of a lifeline by in part because upstart operator Free Mobile was lagging behind on its next-generation strategy, but now Iliad's Free has added LTE to its mobile subscriptions.
In the waning weeks of 2013, Huawei has rolled out a number of technological firsts that ran the gamut from LTE Broadcast to LTE speed boosting to voice over TD-LTE.
Next year will see LTE reach 50 per cent subscriber penetration in multiple European markets, says a new report from Northstream.
LTE adoption is growing at a pace that is considerably faster than the move from 2G to 3G, according to recent research from the GSM Association. The GSMA predicts that there will be 1 billion LTE connections globally by 2017, when LTE networks will also be available to half of the world's population.
T-Mobile US yesterday reported a "software issue" that the carrier said slowed data speeds for around 0.02 percent of its customer base. The carrier said the issue affected customers only when they were downloading large files. The carrier said its engineering team was fixing the issue yesterday and it expected the fix to be in place by the end of the day.
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers say they most often connect their smartphones to Wi-Fi networks as opposed to a macro cellular network when using the Internet, according to a recent survey by professional services and advisory firm Deloitte.