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.
Sprint has started actively deploying two-carrier carrier aggregation technology on its 2.5 GHz spectrum in dozens of major markets across the country to deliver faster speeds for customers, according to an internal Sprint document posted on Reddit by a Reddit-verified Sprint employee.
TDC began deploying LTE Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology across its network in Denmark in a move the operator said would deliver peak data speeds of 300 Mbps on the downlink.
A total of 1,364 new LTE user device product launches since July 2014 have pushed the current total of LTE user devices up to 3,253, with a growing share of LTE Advanced devices.
The 2.5 GHz band is getting some love in Maine, as a small wireless Internet service provider, Redzone Wireless, plans to use the band to deploy LTE Advanced service across the Pine Tree State.
Now that the industry is talking about 5G and is in the relatively early stages of defining it, that leads one to wonder: Will there be a "4.5G?" Some say there already is--in the form of LTE-Advanced.
Around 30 per cent (116) of LTE operators worldwide are now investing in carrier aggregation technology.
Sprint will use Chicago as a showcase market for LTE Advanced technologies, according to the carrier, as it expands its investment in the city and the surrounding areas.
BARCELONA, Spain--T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray said that 5G networks will mainly involve new uses of spectrum to address continued expected growth in mobile data usage and different uses cases, including from the Internet of Things. At the same time, Ray cautioned that there is no need to rush to 5G networks today, as LTE and LTE Advanced networks still have a great deal of capabilities that carriers can tap.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm Europe's senior director of business development said the region is bouncing back in terms of technology development and operators' investments in networks.