Major carriers the world over have their work cut out for them. And it seems they’re up to the task.
Spectrum repurposing is gaining momentum, says ABI in a new report indicating that the launch of Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services by major carriers first in South Korea and soon in the United States is part of the effort to move voice calls from the circuit switched 2G and 3G networks to the packet switched LTE networks.
To achieve this, operators have built extensive LTE networks, which also serve as a marketing tool to stay in competition.
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According to new estimates from GSMA Intelligence, the number of 4G-LTE connections worldwide could reach the one billion mark by 2017.
Within four years, it is expected that LTE will account for about one in eight of the more than eight billion total mobile connections forecast by that point, up from 176 million LTE connections at the end of 2013.
Nearly 500 LTE networks1 are forecast to be in service across 128 countries, roughly double the number of live LTE networks today.
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AT&T pledged to make major gains this year in the expansion of its 4G LTE cellular network.
Today, AT&T flipped the switch in another handful of cities across the United States.
The new markets gaining 4G LTE coverage from AT&T include:
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On Tuesday, Sprint published a new infographic that is providing an interesting look at how business executives use their mobile devices.
“Would you trade in your morning cup of coffee for your mobile phone?” the nation’s third largest carrier asked a number of executives. According to the results of their survey, Sprint found that business professionals would rather have their smartphones than their coffee.
Check out the infographic shared below to learn more about how business executives use their favorite gadgets.
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Ahead of the weekend, the nation’s 5th largest carrier – U.S. Cellular – confirmed that it will begin carrying Apple’s new iPad Air next week.
Additionally, on Friday, November 8th, U.S. Cellular will simultaneously launch Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
As with other small regional carriers entering the picture ahead of the new iPad launch, few plan specifics are presently known. However, U.S. Cellular says that more than a few plan options will be on the table for current or prospective subscribers looking to check out the new iPad Air and enjoy the carrier’s 4G LTE network.
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AT&T isn’t slowing down one bit in the carrier’s ongoing efforts to dramatically augment its 4G LTE cellular network areas in the United States before year’s end.
Ahead of the weekend, the nation’s second largest mobile carrier once again added a number of new cities to its 4G LTE coverage.
As of this writing, AT&T’s 4G LTE coverage now includes the following cities:
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AT&T has just announced that the nation’s second largest wireless carrier has activated its 4G LTE cellular network in another series of cities in the United States.
The new markets that can now connect to AT&T’s 4G LTE network include:
- Brenham, Texas
- Cordele, Georgia
- Dublin, Georgia
- Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
- Natchez, Mississipppi
- Picayune, Mississippi
- Port Angeles, Washington
- Selma, Alabama
- Vero Beach, Florida
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