ITU Approves IMT-Advanced Standards
The International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunication Assembly has officially ratified the next-generation of wireless networking technologies during its meeting in Geneva. Two standards — LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced — have both qualified as IMT-Advanced technologies. According to the ITU, "IMT-Advanced will use radio-frequency spectrum much more efficiently, making higher data transfers possible on lesser bandwidth." The ITU said that LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced will be capable of speeds that are up to 500 times faster than today's 3G technology. LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced will succeed current technologies, such as LTE and WiMax.
ITU Lays Groundwork for 5G Wireless Data
The International Telecommunications Union has agreed on the basic framework for defining what will eventually become the 5G wireless data specification. The ITU will use the name "IMT-2020" to refer to the roadmap, which, as the name implies, it hopes to have finalized by the year 2020.
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.
T-Mobile Launches RCS-Based Advanced Messaging
T-Mobile today announced Advanced Messaging, a refresh of its base messaging service that adds several powerful features. Advanced Messaging is based on Rich Communications Services (RCS), which allows T-Mobile to offer near real-time chatting.
ITU Inches Closer to Defining 5G Spectrum
The International Telecommunications Union recently concluded the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) and moved forward several initiatives meant to allocate spectrum for mobile broadband. The conference, which recorded some 3,300 attendees, covered more than 40 topics across the gambit of wireless services.
ITU Targets 20 Gbps for 5G Specification
The International Telecommunications Union today released a draft report for what might eventually become the 5G specification. IMT-2020 is the working name for the 5G standard and the ITU has laid out a basic framework it wants to see technology companies meet.
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