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T-Mobile's Legere open to partnering with Google, Comcast as more firms get into mobile

T-Mobile US said it now expects to add 3.4 million to 3.9 branded postpaid net customers in 2015, up from the company's previous guidance of between 3 million and 3.5 million, which it issued in April.

Jarich on MWC Shanghai: 5G sketch artists, flying small cells, super-massive MIMO and more wackiness

Earlier this month I stopped by Mobile World Congress Shanghai with a few of my colleagues Ed Gubbins of Current Analysis and Malcolm Rogers of Pyramid Research). Was it as big as the GSMA's Barcelona event in the spring? No. Was the weather more reminiscent of a mid-summer New Orleans-- if someone had pumped in all of LA's smog? Yes. Was it still a solid investment of time? Definitely.

Analyst: Verizon considers Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum an option- but no deals are in motion

Verizon considers Sprint's 2.5 GHz airwaves something that could fit into its spectrum portfolio, but has not made any moves to look into buying that spectrum, according to a report from J.P. Morgan analyst Philip Cusick.

TeleGeography: Mobile subscriber numbers fall in Europe due to saturation

Latest research from TeleGeography shows that the number of mobile subscribers in Europe fell by 6 million users in the past year due to several factors including market saturation and the weak macroeconomic situation.

MTS first in Russia to deploy Ericsson's Radio Dot indoor coverage system

Ericsson said Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the first Russian operator to deploy its Radio Dot indoor coverage system after the vendor installed a network for the operator in a shopping centre in the city of Astrakhan.

NTelos now covers 53% of POPs with LTE, putting it ahead of year-end goal

Regional operator and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless said it is ahead of schedule in deploying LTE across its footprint. The carrier also reported stronger year-over-year subscriber growth in the second quarter.  

Verizon begins deploying carrier aggregation in 20x20 MHz channels, 4x4 MIMO for faster LTE speeds

Verizon Wireless is currently deploying 4x4 MIMO (multiple ­input and multiple output) technology, involving 4 transmitters and 4 receivers, which the carrier said should enhance both its coverage and improve its LTE network performance. Mike Haberman, Verizon's VP of network support, also said the operator is actively deploying carrier aggregation technology in its 20x20 MHz spectrum channels and expects the effort will allow it to offer spectrum channels wider than a 20x20 MHz configuration in the future, which Haberman said would allow Verizon to offer faster peak wireless download speeds in the future.

GSA: 30% of operators investing in LTE Advanced

Over 30 per cent of operators are investing in LTE-A system deployments, with the commercialisation of carrier aggregation the first feature to be exploited.

Analysts: Verizon could run out of network capacity in 2-3 years

While Verizon's CFO touted the company's network densification plans during the company's second-quarter conference call, analysts are speculating the operator will face LTE network congestion issues over the next couple of years.

Mallinson: Why are there a lot of 'not-spots' in the UK despite mobile coverage obligations?

It seems regulators and governments prefer impressive-looking obligation targets that are actually rather easy to achieve, while taking as much money as they possibly can out of the mobile sector in spectrum fees. Instead, it would be better to find ways of keeping more money in the sector by reducing auction transfers so that investments in infrastructure and service quality on a more widespread basis can be increased.