NTT DoCoMo to Kill Off 2G Sooner Than Planned
NTT DoCoMo executives recently revealed that the company plans to shut off its 2G network entirely by March 2011. DoCoMo had originally planned to cease offering 2G by December 2012. This moves up the time by one year and nine months. Ryuji Yamada, president and CEO of NTT DoCoMo, says by March 2011, the vast majority of its customers will have moved to 3G devices, and it also will be offering Long Term Evolution-based equipment and services starting by December 2010.
AT&T Kicks Off VoLTE Roaming in Japan
AT&T today said customers can access VoLTE services when traveling to Japan. Specifically, the carrier has struck a VoLTE roaming agreement with NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest carrier.
Google Makes LTE Patents Available Through Via Licensing
Via Licensing today said that Google has added its LTE patents to its broader pool of LTE patents. Via Licensing collects wireless patents from a broad range of companies with the intent of licensing them at fair and reasonable rates.
T-Mobile to Operate 2G Network Through 2020
T-Mobile today said it plans to operate its 2G GSM network through the year 2020. The company has optimized its 2G network to run on less spectrum alongside its LTE 4G network.
T-Mobile Expands Data Stash to Prepaid Customers
T-Mobile today said its prepaid customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of its Data Stash program beginning March 22. T-Mobile first announced Data Stash for its postpaid customers in December.
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