Category: 4G/LTE

Trials and jubilations

As Nordic LTE champion TeliaSonera prepares to launch 4G services in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, caught up with Mike Thelander, CEO of Signals Research, who has first hand experience of LTE through his drive testing of the TeliaSonera LTE network in Stockholm.

Different strokes

While LTE technology is seen as an opportunity to converge wireless operators worldwide on one standardised platform, the actual drivers encouraging carriers to follow this route are wildly different. At the recent LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, we spoke with Stéphane Téral, directing analyst at Infonetics Research and got his thoughts on the matter.

The need for a migration path to LTE sounds like surrender for WiMAX

A number of high-profile setbacks in recent weeks have further dented the already weakened business case for WiMAX.

In a widely anticipated move, Russian operator Yota revealed plans in May to switch tack and start rolling out LTE. The company, which has always preferred to describe itself as a mobile broadband provider rather than a WiMAX operator, had been rumored for some time to be contemplating the change. It will start to deploy LTE networks in five cities later this year.

An industry in the grip of femto fever?

Global femtocell deployments have more than doubled in the last nine months, suggesting a maturity of the technology and a growing acceptance of the potential business models.

LTE: Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research

At the LTE World Summit, Stéphane Téral, principal analyst at Infonetics Research talks to about SON and SDR and the future of more efficient and productive networks.

LTE Interview Series

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera is leading the charge on LTE having recently launched commercial LTE networks in Stockholm and Oslo. At the recent LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, chatted with Tommy Ljunggren, SVP and head of system development for mobility services at TeliaSonera about the evolution of data services. We also caught up with leading operators including Cosmote, NTT DoCoMo, T-Mobile and Cox, as well as Ericsson, Motorola and Cisco, to get their thoughts on the future.

O2’s revised data pricing model is no surprise

O2’s decision to switch from an unlimited model to one tiered based on usage is of no surprise to those that have studied mobile data usage patterns. Just like AT&T in the US, O2 UK had become the industry poster-child of the capacity crunch era.

LTE: Eric Ericsson, Ericsson

Voice is an often overlooked element of the LTE ecosystem, so chatted with Eric Ericsson, head of telephony evolution at Ericsson, at the LTE World Summit about the need to carry voice, as well as data, over LTE.

LTE: Thomas Norén, Ericsson

In this LTE World Summit interview, Thomas Norén, head of product line, LTE at Ericsson talks about the new services and revenue streams afforded by LTE deployments, and how an operator can protect its investment by adopting a future global standard.

No difference between vendors’ LTE solutions says TeliaSonera

In a development that may give infrastructure suppliers cause for concern, it has emerged that 4G pioneer TeliaSonera selected its LTE vendor partners exclusively on price, having found nothing to distinguish them from one another within the technical performance of their products.

LTE: Jonathan Morgan, Cisco

At the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, caught up with Jonathan A. Morgan, of solutions marketing at Cisco, which recently acquired Starent Networks. Morgan spoke about the disruptive influence of LTE and how the evolution of packet core technologies can help operators make money off the network.

LTE: Tommy Ljunggren, Teliasonera

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera is leading the charge with LTE commercial deployments having recently launched an LTE network in Stockholm and Oslo.

LTE: Konstantinos Halkoitis, Cosmote caught up with Konstantinos Halkiotis, RAN integration principal engineer at Greek operator Cosmote, at the recent LTE World Summit and got his thoughts on the future.

LTE: Seizo Onoe, NTT DoCoMo

At the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, caught up with Seizo Onoe, SVP and managing director of the R&D strategy department at NTT DoCoMo, and got his views on LTE deployment.

LTE: Mike Thelander, Signals Research Group

At the LTE World Summit, heard from Mike Thelander, CEO of Signals Research, who has first hand experience of LTE through his drive testing of the TeliaSonera LTE network supplied by Ericsson in Stockholm.

LTE: Bill Payne, Motorola

Bill Payne, vice president of mobile broadband at Motorola, talks with about the maturity of the LTE ecosystem and expected commercial deployments of the technology on a wider scale in late 2011.

LTE: Kim Larsen, T-Mobile

Here we talk to Kim Kyllesbech Larsen, director of technology services and international network economics at T-Mobile and get his thoughts on sweating existing operator assets and for how long that can be done.

TD-LTE maturing at speed

Chinese vendor ZTE and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) said this week they have completed what they claim is the world’s first S1/X2 interface conformity test for TD-LTE.

LTE: Stephen Bye, Cox Communications

At the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam recently, got to speak with Stephen J Bye, vice president of wireless at US cable carrier Cox Communications about his plans for LTE.

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