Verizon, AT&T, Ericsson expect pre-standard 5G deployments to feed into official standards

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 9/14/15 Just as was the case with 4G, expect wireless carriers to market their networks as “5G” even before the industry has standardized such next-generation networks, according to a senior AT&T executive. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Ericsson  and other key industry players expect carriers and vendors to work on pre-5G technologies before standards […]

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Meet VoLTE, The Future Of Phone Calls

Dan Rowinski, ReadWriteWeb, 6/2/14 The Next Big Thing for mobile phones will help out carriers and smartphone makers quite a bit. Consumers? Not so much. If you haven’t already, soon you’re going to be hearing a lot about a new standard for making mobile phone calls: VoLTE. It stands for “voice over LTE,” but what […]

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Posted on June 2, 2014 at 9:07 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon committed to VoLTE with HD Voice in 2014

Tammy Parker, FierceWireless, 5/1/14 Verizon  Wireless confirmed that it expects to introduce VoLTE this year and will simultaneously roll out mobile high-definition (HD) voice using the W-AMR speech compression algorithm. Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo said at an investment conference in August 2013 that the company would introduce VoLTE in the first half of 2014. […]

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Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T plans small cell push for 2014 that is actually quite large

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 12/24/13 AT&T Mobility  is planning a major push to deploy small cells across its network next year after an exhaustive series of tests to ensure that they do not interfere with the carrier’s macro network and with each other. AT&T has committed to deploying more than 40,000 low-power small cells by the […]

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Posted on December 24, 2013 at 8:11 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How Free Mobile is using femtocells to build a mobile network with millions of nodes

Kevin Fitchard, GigaOM, 6/20/13 France’s Free Mobile has started on the next phase of its plan to shake up it the French wireless market. On Thursday its parent company, broadband ISP Iliad, started offering up femtocells to all of its customers at no cost. Residential femtocells are hardly an earth-shattering concept – French operators like […]

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Posted on June 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Machine-to-machine systems resurrect a mobile rivalry

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 4/25/13 Sprint and component maker U-blox want to help machine-to-machine technology transition to CDMA Just as the mobile world seems to be finding peace and harmony around LTE, the age-old feud between GSM and CDMA is flaring up again. Now, the battleground is M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, the emerging use of wireless to […]

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Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mozilla launches two Firefox OS-based phones for developers

Mikael Ricknas, IDG News Service, 1/23/2013 Shipping will start in February at low price points Mozilla has launched Keon and Peak, two smartphones based on the web-centric Firefox OS platform. The first phones will start shipping in February, and have been developed in cooperation with Spanish operator Telefonica and Geeksphone, which is based in Madrid. […]

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Posted on January 23, 2013 at 9:28 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Report: T-Mobile’s HSPA+ almost as fast as AT&T’s LTE

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 9/12/2012 Among the six largest U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) remains the carrier providing the fastest–and most consistently speedy–mobile data network, thanks in large part to its extensive LTE network, according to a new report from wireless testing company RootMetrics. To obtain its findings, RootMetrics said it visited 75 markets, tested coverage […]

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Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:33 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WSJ: next-gen iPhone to have global 4G LTE compatibility

Chris Foresman, ArsTechnica, 9/12/2010 The next iPhone, set to be unveiled Wednesday at a special media event in San Francisco, is now expected to be compatible with LTE networks outside the US. While the third-generation iPad was only compatible with North American LTE networks, the upcoming iPhone will indeed work on “the fastest wireless networks […]

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Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:28 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ericsson triples HSPA uplink capacity

Ericsson, 2/22/2012 Uplink speed increasingly important as social media services and cloud solutions drive data upload stream Unique combination of technologies triples HSPA uplink capacity, greatly improving user experience for content uploading No need to upgrade cell phones or consumer devices.  Achieved by combining Ericsson’s leading commercial Interference Suppression software with 4-antenna radio base stations […]

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Posted on February 23, 2012 at 8:46 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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