South Korean operator SK Telecom has teamed up with chip vendor Intel to cooperate on the development of a virtualised base station (vRAN) that can load and reconfigure all software functions in a general purpose server.
Monday morning a diverse group of private and public sector players, including Google and ‘father of the web’ Sir Tim Berners-Lee, came together to launch a coalition to lead policy and regulatory reform and spur action to drive down artificially high internet prices in developing countries.
New Zealand will soon have a choice of LTE service providers as Telecom New Zealand gears up to launch 4G services in November this year.
South Korean LTE pioneer SK Telecom has announced that it has begun offering LTE services using wider bandwidth in the 1.8GHz spectrum band, offering mobile broadband speeds of up to 150Mbps. The operator plans to expand the service to cover the entire Seoul area by the end of October 2013.
Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK: “VoLTE cost efficiency has yet to be proven; 3G voice calls are already highly cost efficient”
Mansoor Hanif, Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK is speaking in a panel discussion on the evolution of voice services on Day One of the inaugural LTE Voice Summit, taking place on October 1st-2nd at the Hilton Paddington, London. Ahead of the conference we find out more about the recent advances EE has made to its network and find out more about the challenges that implementing VoLTE will bring.
French operator group Orange’s wholesale division has expanded its IPX (IP exchange) with a Diameter signalling offering allowing customers to introduce LTE roaming across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Director, Shared Services, City of Charlotte: “I believe that the focus should be on regional, rather than national, partnerships”
Chuck Robinson, director of shared services for the City of Charlotte is speaking in the Public Safety LTE track on Day Two of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the key challenges or creating a public safety network in the US with LTE.
French operator SFR has teamed up with music streaming service Napster to make a co-branded product available on the operator’s recently launched LTE service.
South Korean LTE pioneer SK Telecom this week completed lab tests of NSN’s Liquid Applications technology over LTE, enabling the carrier to deliver media-rich services and content directly from the base station.
Australian carrier Telstra and trade bodies the GSMA and GSA on Monday launched a major promotion of the APT700 spectrum band for 4G networks. The Asia Pacific implementation of the ‘digital dividend’ frequency reclaimed from the move to digital TV has already been identified for use in markets covering more than two billion people and the industry bodies are pushing for global adoption in order to facilitate LTE roaming.
Nine million units of Apple’s new iPhone models, the 5s and 5c, were sold during the first three days’ of their availability, Apple has announced. Apple said the total was a record for a new iPhone and that the demand had meant its initial supply of the flagship 5s had been exhausted. Online orders should be shipped “in the coming weeks,” the firm said.
French operator SFR, a subsidiary of media group Vivendi, said it has become the first operator to introduce commercial LTE services in Paris.
Thatha Rao, CTO, PT. Bakrie Telecom, Indonesia is speaking in the Network Optimisation track on Day One of the LTE Asia conference is taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his the various challenges of deploying LTE in a developing country.
Senior researcher for Telkom Indonesia: “Mobile cloud computing will be a great source of new revenues on top of LTE”
Hadi Hariyanto, senior researcher for Telkom, Indonesia is taking part in a panel discussion on integrating carrier Wi-Fi into telco networks on Day Two of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we find out more about the complex spectrum issues that are holding back the deployment of LTE in Indonesia.
Member, board of directors, Chungwha Telecom & SVP, NCTU, Taiwan: “In Taiwan, we are prepared to develop LTE commercial services”
Yi-Bing Lin, member, board of directors, Chungwha Telecom & SVP, NCTU, Taiwan, is speaking on the subject of Taiwan’s mobile broadband on Day One of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the challenges of deploying LTE in Taiwan.
LTE Diameter signalling traffic will grow at more than twice the rate of mobile data traffic until 2017, according to software vendor Oracle.
UK B2B player Virgin Media Business has launched a mobile service for its public and private sector customers piggybacking on UK mobile operator EE’s LTE network.
Russian operator group MTS plans to launch its first MTS LTE FDD network in Russia’s Northwest Federal District with Korean vendor Samsung. The rollout of the network is a part of the three-year agreement signed between the two firms in 2013.
The moment she discovered she was pregnant, Mrs The Informer downloaded an app for her iPhone that gave her regular and constant updates on the development of the little clump of cells that would, some 18 months after his arrival, smash the screen of that iPhone, and that of its replacement, and then drop the second substitute into the toilet.
Wing Lee, CEO of Malaysian communications provider YTL is speaking on the subject of Managed Service and Cloud Platforms on Day Two of the LTE LTE Asia conference taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the state of YTL’s 4G networks and Lee’s view on TD-LTE technology.