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 connectivity & motivation for new...

By Rajat Kochhar, 15 March 2016, 1 comment. 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, 05 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, LTE.

Altair to collaborate with Verizon on LTE-based IoT products

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LTE chipset provider Altair Semiconductor is collaborating with Verizon Wireless on the commercialisation of LTE-based Internet of Things (IoT) products, with Altair preparing to roll out Cat-1/0 commercial products soon.

Smart meters, car telematics, security systems and smart home devices among other gadgets can make use of the Altair FourGee-1160 Cat-1 chipset.

Altair will showcase the provision of an LTE connection with a battery life that lasts for a decade by putting on display...

By Telecoms, 17 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, LTE.

Numerex works with T-Mobile US to facilitate 2G to LTE migration

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On-demand M2M provider Numerex is working with T-Mobile US to facilitate 2G to LTE migration via a technology upgrade program known as “LTE for the IoT”.

The offering integrates T-Mobile's country-wide 4G LTE network with the module, device, and platform know-how of Numerex. As the 2G turndown is imminent, the program provides a viable option in terms of cost to customers looking to upgrade their IoT deployments easily.

The upgrade program runs on the Numerex nxFAST IoT...

By Telecoms, 15 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, LTE, Operators.