Fujitsu Sets Up LTE R&D Facility
Today Fujitsu announced that it will begin work on researching and producing long term evolution (LTE) networking technology and gear specifically for the North American market. Fujitsu plans to expand the existing laboratory facilities at its Richardson headquarters to support the development of next-generation wireless technologies. Fujitsu has already developed a 3GPP-compliant LTE system. The company will trial and adapt its LTE technology for network operators at the Richardson facility.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Rivada Mercury Proposes FirstNet Network for First Responders
A collection of telecommunications companies have banded together with the goal of creating a nationwide LTE voice and data network for first responders. The group formed a new company, called Rivada Mercury, to manage the deployment.
AT&T to Trial LTE Broadcast at College Football Game
AT&T recently announced plans to test its LTE Broadcast technology at the forthcoming college football championship game on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas.
AT&T Targeting LTE Multicast for 2015
AT&T recently indicated it plans to deploy LTE Multicast beginning next year. LTE Multicast is a technology that allows network operators to push video content to a large number of subscribers at a time, rather than broadcast individual streams to select users on demand.
AT&T's 'Indigo' 5G to Kick Off In Austin and Indianapolis
AT&T today said it plans to test some of its 5G network technologies, with peak speeds of 400 Mbps, in Austin and Indianapolis beginning later this year. The company has been testing a handful of next-generation network technologies for several year snow.