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300 LTE Networks Worldwide

4G Americas has studied the introduction of LTE systems and issued new figures for it's growth and for the launch of as many as 40 LTE-Advanced Networks based on Release 12 features by the end of the year.

The following press release was issued by 4G Americas, June 16, 2014:

LTE is now commercial on 300 networks in 107 countries, adding 109 new commercial networks year-over-year since June 2013, with 350 commercial LTE networks anticipated by the end of 2014, as reported today by 4G Americas, a wireless trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, including LTE and LTE-Advanced. Additionally, LTE-Advanced is now commercially deployed on 9 networks in 7 countries worldwide, with those numbers expected to reach 40 networks by year-end 2014.


HD voice and VoLTE

June 2, 2014:

The GSA has reported that the VoLTE interface for delivering voice and messaging services has been commercially launched in eight all-IP LTE networks, supported by a significant increase in the availability of VoLTE capable smartphones. The mobile HD voice: Global Update report also confirms that there are now over 60 operators in VoLTE technology studies, trials, and network deployments. 

 


India moves closer to 3GPP

The Telecommunications Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI) has been granted Observer status in 3GPP.

Dr. Asok Chatterjee, the Executive Director of TSDSI, presented the society’s Observer application to the 3GPP Organizational Partners meeting – held in New Orleans on April 30, 2014 – informing delegates that the formation of a national telecommunications SDO in India will create a platform for direct participation in global standardization.


LTE & Small Cells: Meeting the Sync Demands

ATIS News Release, April 22, 2014

ATIS, the North American Organizational Partner in 3GPP, has announced a webinar to discuss the demands posed by the synchronization of LTE nodes in the small cell environment.

On Tuesday, May 13 (11:00 - 12:00, EDT), Tim Pearson of Sprint Inc. will moderate two presentations; from Tim Frost, Calnex Solutions and Jim Olsen, Microsemi, on how TDD-LTE, LTE-Advanced and Small Cells place new demands on networks and methods to deliver sync to meet stricter phase requirements.


4G Americas Report on 3GPP Release 11 and 12 Standards

February, 2014
4G Americas has published its Annual look at the features behind the current technologies from 3GPP. The 4G Mobile Broadband Evolution paper starts with a topical joke, but quickly settles in to being a thorough overview of progress on the two most recent Releases. 


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