3GPP Approves LTE Specification
A final set of specifications for Long Term Evolution has been approved by the 3GPP. LTE, which uses OFDM and advanced antenna technologies such as Multiple Input Multiple Output, is the next evolutionary step in the HSPA technology path. LTE will enable downlink peak speeds of 326 Mbps and uplink peak speeds of 86 Mbps, both with 20 MHz of bandwidth. It also reduces latency to a 10-millisecond round trip between handsets and the base station. So far Verizon Wireless is the only U.S. network operator to formally declare LTE as its 4G technology of choice.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
3GPP Approves Band 66 for AWS Support
Dec 10, 2015
Dish Networks today said the 3GPP has approved the designation of Band 66, which encompasses a significant swath of AWS spectrum owned by Dish. Specifically, Band 66 pairs 70 MHz of uplink spectrum with 90 MHz of downlink spectrum in the AWS-1, AWS-3, and AWS-4 bands.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
Apr 13, 2017
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
Qualcomm Develops 5G Test Platform
Jun 27, 2016
Qualcomm has created what it calls a prototype 5G system and trial platform. The 5G New Radio (NR) prototype is able to function across a wide range of spectrum bands, primarily below 6 GHz, and can achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency.
LTE only for Verizon - WRONG!