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.
Verizon Wireless entered the AWS-3 spectrum auction with at least 40 MHz of AWS airwaves covering around 70 percent of the U.S. population, but ended the auction with that figure around 95 percent. According to a senior Verizon executive, Verizon now has a combination of at least 40 MHz of AWS-1 or AWS-3 spectrum in 92 of the top 100 U.S. markets, which will help the carrier meet capacity needs as more traffic shifts to its LTE network.
At the end of 2014, there were 49 commercially available LTE Advanced networks around the world.
France-based SFR has launched LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services in Marseille following earlier launches in the cities of Toulon, Toulouse and Lyon.