How 5G LTE mobile networks are enabling a connected future

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As the growing applications for mobile internet access place greater demands on wireless broadband communication networks around the globe, telecom service providers are updating their infrastructure to support the traffic.

There are more than 7.2 billion wireless connections, including 1.45 billion LTE connections, around the world today that are operating with the technology standards developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

5G Americas, the industry trade...

By David H. Deans, 22 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Disruption, LTE, Networks.

Harnessing the future of cellular IoT for the growth of renewable energy infrastructure

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Despite all the technological advances being made in the realm of renewable energy infrastructure, the move to push renewable alternatives into the mainstream has been surprisingly slow. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, total renewables used in the electric power sector are expected to slow in growth in 2017, from a 10% increase this year to only 5% in the next.

While the government has attempted to push the...

By Eran Eshed, 25 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, LTE, Networks.

Analysing why 5G will deliver enhanced mobile internet experiences

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The next generation of wireless communications will apply 5G technologies, and demand for service offerings is evolving slowly. The very first discussions about 5G started in 2012, and in 2013 NTT DoCoMo considered the possibility of deploying 5G in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Soon after, South Korea set the target for 5G pre-standard national service -- in reality, a 4.5G offering -- for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018.  Since then, 5G R&D developments...

By David H. Deans, 27 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Connectivity, LTE, Networks.

Specs and standards: What is the deal with 5G, anyway?

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It seems just a short while ago when 4G networks were rolled out, with mobile carriers making a lot of fanfare about the new technology and the promised increases in performance. Back then we were reading about the first ground-breaking 4G enabled phones and also a certain actor promoting it in the UK as the best thing since sliced bread!  

4G access is a commodity now. We sit up and take notice if our phones aren’t...

By Chris Romeika, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Broadcast, IoT, LTE, Networks.

How mobile comms instrumentation is meeting the big data and IoT challenge

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It is 25 years since the 900 MHz GSM standard marked the birth of digital wireless communications. The hunger for data in cellular communications remains insatiable and demand for further technological progress persists. A tenfold increase in mobile data traffic is expected over the next six years, and experts predict an exponential increase in the number of things (Internet of Things, IoT) that communicate with each other via mobile networks....

By Meik Kottkamp, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Big Data, IoT, LTE, Networks.

Why global IoT revenue is set to hit $3 trillion by 2025

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Current estimates of the commercial impact from the Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunity are already being rated in the billions and trillions. Machina Research recently published its annual guidance on the growth of the global IoT market, adding more data and insight to the future projections.

China and the U.S. will compete for dominance of the global market by 2025. China, which will account for 21 percent of global IoT connections, will be slightly ahead of the U.S. 20...

By David H. Deans, 22 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Innovation, IoT, LTE, Research.

What is the value of IoT smart city standardisation?

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As people increasingly move into urban areas, they bring with them new challenges. City officials face pressure to address issues, including traffic congestion, increased air and water pollution, and energy shortages, all within the constraints of tight budgets.

It is no surprise, therefore, that city planners are eager to roll out IoT-enabled devices to begin addressing these challenges. Smart technology provides an opportunity to optimize existing infrastructure to mitigate the...

By Eran Eshed, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, LTE.

North America hits 250 million quarterly LTE connections, argues research

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Data from analyst house Ovum has revealed that LTE connections totalled over a quarter of a billion in North America in the first quarter of 2016. Growth in the Latin America and the Caribbean region was 268% year on year, second only to the combined Central and Southern Asia region.

Jose Otero, 5G Americas Director of Latin America and the Caribbean, said of the findings: “There have been three key drivers for LTE growth in Latin America during the last 12 months: increased...

By Telecoms Tech, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: LTE, N America, Networks.

Nokia to upgrade Ooredoo Qatar’s nationwide mobile broadband network

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Qatar, a vibrant economy in the Middle East, is seeing a drastic increase in smartphone use and as a result surging data demand. With a view to service end users better, Ooredoo Qatar has signed a three-year agreement with Nokia wherein the latter will upgrade and expand Ooredoo's existing mobile broadband network across the country, providing 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, LTE-Advanced radio and core...

By Telecoms Tech, 05 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Infrastructure, LTE, Mobile, Networks.

Opinion: Delivering service parity for VoLTE

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Most analysts are in agreement that mobile operators will be running a circuit switched and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network concurrently for many years, as they roll-out LTE network coverage and introduce Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Circuit switched networks, that deliver 2G and 3G services, are essential to provide service to users that haven’t yet upgraded to 4G, to fill-in where internet protocol (IP) coverage is poor and to...

By Jeff Gordon, 06 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, LTE.

Opinion: 4G LTE and its benefits to enterprise networks

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Network connectivity is paramount for all kind of businesses:  small, medium and big enterprises. No business can flourish if its network is slow, intermittent and outage prone. How many of us like standing in queues in malls, if the vendor’s credit card swipe machine is taking too long to process, hardly any of us.

Importance of robust network...

By Rajat Kochhar, 15 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Industry, LTE, Networks.

Opinion: 4G to 5G - 2015 to 2016

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Looking back on LTE deployment has shown us that 2015 was a slow year for most of the deployment teams. However, it was not dead. Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US continued to build out their networks and gave steady work to the teams. The LTE rollouts among the larger carriers are nearly complete, but this doesn’t mean that 3G will be going away soon because there are so...

By Wade Sarver, 13 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Industry, Infrastructure, IoT, LTE, M2M, Standards.

Opinion: Are you ready for the shift to LTE?

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For several years now, the Internet of Things world has known that AT&T would eclipse its second-generation networks at the end of 2016. Until now, however, it seemed like a far-off date. But Long Term Evolution is overhauling the industry in only a matter of months.

Some companies are already ahead of the curve. Leading automakers are already using LTE technology to turn their...

By Alex Brisbourne, 12 January 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Industry, IoT, LTE.

Opinion: To WiFi calling, and beyond!

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So far in 2015, UK mobile operators have been unveiling new technologies and solutions to improve the situation for consumers at an incredible rate. March saw EE introduce the first integrated WiFi calling service in the country. In the last month, Vodafone launched its own VoWiFi service, and Three become the first operator in the UK to launch voice calling over 4G, or VoLTE. O2...

By Paul Carter, 06 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Innovation, LTE, WiFi.

LTE paper discusses ‘innovative’ solutions for mobile broadband ecosystem

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4G Americas has released a new whitepaper that sheds light on the methods utilised by the mobile broadband industry to used unlicensed spectrum in order to boost connectivity for consumers and the enterprise. Standardisation organisations have also played a role in the development of the examined methods – LWA, LAA, LTE-U and Others.

4G Americas president Chris Pearson said: “4G Americas believes that identifying and auctioning exclusive use licensed spectrum should be...

By Telecoms Tech, 05 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, LTE.