TeliaSonera Launches World's First LTE Network in Stockholm
Today Ericsson announced that its network operator customer TeliaSonera has launched what is the world's first commercial Long Term Evolution network in Stockholm, Sweden. The entire city of Stockholm is covered by the network, making it the largest LTE deployment in the world. Consumers will be able to access LTE-derived wireless broadband via laptop dongles made by Samsung. LTE has reduced latency speeds and increased upload/download speeds when compared to today's 3G networks. TeliaSonera didn't make any specific claims about what speeds its LTE network will offer to customers. A number of North American operators have committed to LTE, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
Verizon Looking to Be First to Deploy 5G
Verizon Wireless wants to stay ahead of the curve and be among the first to launch fifth-generation (or 5G) wireless network technology. The company plans to begin field tests at its Innovation Centers, which are dedicated sandboxes for testing apps and services, located in San Francisco and Waltham, Mass., at some point in 2016.
AT&T, T-Mobile Offer Best 3G Performance
The 3G networks operated by AT&T and T-Mobile handily beat those operated by Sprint and Verizon Wireless in PCMag's Fastest Mobile Networks in 2014. AT&T and T-Mobile use HSPA/HSPA for 3G and Sprint and Verizon use CDMA EVDO Rev.
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