LTE-A

Verizon boosts peak 4G speeds 50% with LTE-A upgrade

After deciding to go it alone with 5G, Verizon has sought to boost its LTE network in the short term by launching what appears to be America’s first LTE-A service using three carrier aggregation.

LTE-Advanced reaches 100 network milestone

Mobile industry trade association 4G Americas says the LTE-Advanced market has reached its centenary, with the announcement that there are now 100 commercially deployed networks in 49 countries worldwide.

Telstra launches first Cat 11 LTE device and VoLTE

The Telstra WiFi 4GX Advanced III Mobile Broadband Hotspot uses 3-band carrier aggregation to deliver download speeds up to 600Mbps, and the Australian telco has also announced launched VoLTE on its network.

Global LTE-A devices increase rapidly – GSA

The global mobile suppliers association (GSA) has revealed that over a thousand LTE devices have been launched globally in the past year and that a rapidly increasing proportion of those are LTE cat 4 and cat 6.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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