Verizon Wireless has been deploying its AWS spectrum in dozens of major markets across the country in an effort to boost capacity for its LTE network and in some markets it is tripling the amount of spectrum dedicated to LTE service.
TeliaSonera, Telenor and unknown newcomer Telco Data have all won spectrum for LTE services in Norway's recently completed auction of blocks in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands, although the local unit of Tele2 confirmed that it failed to get its hands on any new spectrum resources.
As was widely anticipated, Alcatel-Lucent is to rejoin the French blue-chip index CAC 40 on Dec. 23 in a move that reflects the continuing recovery of the telecoms equipment manufacturer after several torrid years.
The National Security Agency is tracking the location data and movements of hundreds of millions of mobile devices overseas and is also occasionally scooping up location data on U.S. citizens as part of a massive surveillance effort to track foreign intelligence targets, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Aiming to capitalize on telcos' growing adoption of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, Intel unveiled its third generation of networking processors, called Highland Forest.
It's the end of the year. Traditionally, that's the time when folks in the tech media (analysts included) talk about their expectations for the upcoming year. Which technologies and services will gain momentum? Which will fall behind? What new innovations might we see emerge? Sometimes this is actually done within the context of the year we're trying to put behind us. You know, the whole looking back to look forward thing.
Sprint said it will use technology from Mobolize, an endpoint web optimization startup, to offer enterprise customers ways to more effectively manage fixed and wireless bandwidth, and to access services while offline. Sprint said it will use the technology across its wireless, cloud and wireline offerings.
Intel is still working to catch up on smartphone and tablet application processors and LTE modems, and is also pursuing efforts in wearable computing. However, the company is also planning a major push to get its silicon into hardware that represents the guts of networks--routers, switches and base stations.
For the third quarter of 2013 Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei maintained its number one ranking rank in the global radio access network (RAN) market with a share of 28.1 per cent, down 3 points from the second quarter 2013 but up 3.8 per cent from the year-ago quarter, according to ABI Research.
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.