LTE spectrum fragmentation delaying LTE roll out report suggests
The fragmented nature of potential LTE spectrum across the world is slowing down operator decision making processes, a report claims. The LTE Spectrum Strategies and Forecasts to 2016 report from Informa Telecoms and Media, reveals that despite a near universal commitment to LTE as a standard, there is still widespread uncertainly over spectrum policy and availability worldwide.
MetroPCS in aggressive LTE voice plan
Source: Rethink Wireless
Has migrated SMS to its all-IP system, and will start to move voice in Q112, accelerating CDMA switch-off.
Clearwire Announces Intent to Add LTE to Its Network to Accelerate Wholesale Business
Source: Clearwire press release
Clearwire Corporation announced its intent to add "LTE Advanced-ready" technology to its 4G network. The announcement follows the successful completion of 4G technology trials that achieved download speeds exceeding 120 Mbps and demonstrated the potential of Clearwire's unmatched spectrum advantage.
Spain awards LTE spectrum
Source: Mobile Business Briefing
Spain’s big three mobile operators – Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone – last week secured LTE spectrum in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands as part of an auction that raised EUR1.65 billion for the Spanish government.
Alvarion Looks Beyond WiMax
Source: Light Reading
Lack of innovation in LTE pricing models, report finds
Operators that offer high-speed mobile broadband technology LTE are failing to deliver innovative pricing models, according to Ovum.
LTE May Kill the World Phone
Source: PC Magazine
New 4G LTE networks are being built on so many frequency bands that it will be very difficult to build true world phones, and LTE phones' battery life and signal quality will suffer, Informa Telecoms and Media research analyst Malik Saadi said after releasing a report this week.
Fitch: The Road to 4G, A Review of Plans for Key Operators