LTE-U

Nokia has big plans for small cells

At a briefing in London Nokia’s small cells team detailed its current small cells activity and stressed it thinks the category is set to boom, at long last.

FCC gives green light to controversial LTE-U

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has given telcos in the US the green-light to turn on LTE-U in their basestations, allowing devices to access the less-trafficked, unlicensed parts of the 5 GHz frequency band.

Telefónica and Ericsson team up for live LTE-U demo

The growing momentum over the use of unlicensed spectrum for cellular communication has been boosted by the announcement that Telefónica and Ericsson combined to demonstrate live delivery of LTE-U.

Wi-Fi Alliance moves to defuse LTE-U tensions

The Wi-Fi Alliance is hosting a ‘Coexistence Test Workshop’ in a bid to defuse tensions between users of Wi-Fi and LTE, as their appetite for unlicensed spectrum threatens to bring them into contention.

Ericsson and Qualcomm demo LTE-U in China

Ericsson and Qualcomm have paved one part of the road to 5G with a breakthrough in one enabling technology. The system involves making taking unlicensed spectrum used by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and using it for 5G in indoor networks.

Battle emerges over LTE-U and wifi coexistence

Major players from the North American telecoms industry have written to the FCC in staunch opposition of a recent Wi-Fi Alliance request for stringent testing on coexistence regulations between LTE-U and wifi devices.

Ericsson demonstrates live LAA for Verizon, SK Telecom, T-Mobile US

Ericsson has conducted live License Assisted Access (LAA) tests at its labs in Canada and Sweden, claiming to have demonstrated to operators Verizon, SK Telecom and T-Mobile US a peak rate of 450 Mbps. The LTE technology, which is also known as LTE-U, gives users mobile access to unlicensed frequencies, often used by wifi, to enhance coverage.

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