LTE

  • SFR announces LTE, HSPA+, WiFi and femto service launches

    SFR, the French operator that announced the departure of its CEO earlier this week, is deploying its Twitter stream to make a series of update announcements on its network — covering LTE, HSPA, WiFi and Femtocells.

  • Ofcom's 4G plans "irrational" and risking UK's competitive mobile future: Three UK

    Dave Dyson, CEO of Three UK, has said that Ofcom's current proposals for the auction of LTE spectrum could risk future competition in the mobile market. However, he refused to confirm reports that the operator is considering an imminent legal challenge to Ofcom’s plans to auction LTE spectrum.

    In a speech at a Westminster eForum event this morning, Dyson said that it is essential that Ofcom ensures that Three is given access to 800MHz spectrum. Three fears that it is about to be priced out of chunks of the LTE auction, leaving it at considerable commercial disadvantage.

  • Orange announces HPSA+ and LTE launches

    CEO Stephane Richard announces very high speed mobile launch in Marseilles

    Orange has announced that Marseille will be its first pilot city for LTE, with services starting in June 2012. The company will also continue to roll out 42Mbps HSPA+, and said it has now achieved 50% population coverage for HSPA+ since it began rollout in November 2011.

  • LTE devices - multi-band support on the way?

    GCF and GSA figures show growth in LTE device launches, but in what bands?

    Two things have put LTE spectrum band support in devices in the news recently. Most obvious was the new iPad which was released with LTE support, but only as an option in certain frequency bands — and not at all in the European LTE bands at 800MHz and 2.6GHz. It seemed to come as a shock to many in the non-tech (and even some in the tech) press that LTE support doesn't always mean LTE support.

  • UK to have LTE services before end of 2012

    Everything Everywhere gets initial go-ahead for 1800MHz LTE

    UK regulator Ofcom has said it will allow Everything Everywhere to reuse its 1800MHz spectrum for LTE services this year, following an application made earlier this year by the operator to extend its existing license for the spectrum to LTE.

    Everything Everywhere plans to have commercial services operating in the 1800MHz frequency before the end of this year, although service will be limited to laptop/notebook dongles and USB devices.

  • How operators can monetise video services over LTE

    Radisys' Ray Adensamer outlines how the company's MPX-12000, its Multimedia Resource Function, will enable operators to monetise mobile video by offering differentiated and personalised real-time mobile video services.