Turk Telekom, which has only just launched LTE Advanced services in Turkey, is already looking ahead to the next generation of mobile technology and plans to collaborate on the development of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) with Nokia.
Turkcell, Turk Telekom and Vodafone Turkey have all indicated that planned LTE-Advanced (4.5G) services would be commercially available to users as of Apr. 1.
Verizon Wireless tied T-Mobile US for the fastest U.S. LTE data speeds, according to a new report from network testing firm OpenSignal. Yet, as past reports from the firm have shown, the U.S. is not anywhere close to being the world leader in LTE coverage or speeds, even if it is ahead in LTE subscribers.
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.