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    5G masterplan: five keys to create the new communications era

    5G masterplan: five keys to create the new communications era Nokia Networks white paper: Februray 2016 In this white paper…

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    Cat 6 LTE-Advanced Systems Momentum

    MAP: Cat 6 LTE-Advanced systems momentum Map showing the rapid spread of Category 6 LTE-Advanced systems worldwide * There are 86 commercially launched Cat 6 networks in 50 countries. * 44 networks (51%) support the maximum theoretical peak download data speed of 300 Mbps, in 30 countries * A further 38 Cat 6 networks are in deployment or trial Data source: Evolution to LTE report published by GSA on January 25, 2016 © Copyright - GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
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    Countries with LTE-Advanced service

    MAP: Countries with LTE-Advanced service Map showing countries where LTE-Advanced service is commercially launched Includes a summary of commercially launched networks by peak downlink speed: Cat 4, Cat 6, Cat 9, Cat 11 Data source: Evolution to LTE report published by GSA on January 25, 2016 © Copyright - GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
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    Cellular networks for massive IoT: Ericsson White Paper

    Cellular networks for massive IoT White paper January 2016 [5MB] ENABLING LOW POWER WIDE AREA APPLICATIONS With new standards specifically…

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    10 ways LTE Advanced Pro will redefine mobile networks

    10 ways LTE Advanced Pro will redefine mobile networks Guest blog - Qualcomm Incorporated Mobile networks have been redefined once before in their 30+ year history. From primarily voice networks with 1G/2G, to high-speed data networks with 3G/4G LTE which mobilized the Internet and ushered in the era of the smartphone. And now, as we progress toward 5G, a new kind of mobile network sits on the horizon. A network that will connect new industries, enable new services, and empower new user experiences. A network that will rise up to meet the significantly expanding connectivity needs of today and tomorrow. At Qualcomm, we are working on a rich roadmap of 4G LTE technologies that has begun this transformation. Pushing the boundaries and capabilities of LTE toward 5G is just one more way Qualcomm is bringing the future forward faster. These new technologies are not only vastly enhancing mobile broadband performance and efficiency, but also expanding LTE to new frontiers such as unlicensed spectrum, device-to-device communications, the Internet of Things, and much more. Introducing LTE Advanced Pro—part of the global 3GPP standard starting with Release 13 and beyond. Propelling your mobile broadband experience to the next level LTE Advanced Pro is evolving existing LTE technologies, as well as introducing new features, to make your mobile broadband services faster, more reliable, and more responsive. 1. Delivering fiber-like speeds by evolving Carrier Aggregation (first introduced with LTE Advanced) to aggregate across more carriers, diverse spectrum types and different cells. 2. Extending LTE to unlicensed spectrum globally with Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) to make the best use of the vast amounts of unlicensed spectrum available. 3. Driving significantly lower latency by evolving the LTE TDD and FDD frame structure for faster, more responsive connections. 4. Increasing flexibility of the LTE TDD and FDD frame structure such as allowing dynamic configuration of uplink and downlink capacity based on traffic conditions. 5. Enabling many more antennas at the basestation (up to 64-antenna elements) to exploit 3D beamforming (FD-MIMO)—significantly increasing capacity and coverage. Proliferating LTE to connect new use cases and services LTE Advanced Pro is also introducing new technologies that push the boundaries of LTE to support the proliferation of connected cars, smart cities, smart homes and wearables—connecting the world around us. This includes enabling new classes of LTE services that open up new opportunities for the entire mobile ecosystem. 6. Connecting the Internet of Things (IoT) by delivering advanced techniques (LTE-M, NB-IOT) to significantly extend battery life, reduce device costs, and deepen coverage—optimizing LTE for the communication needs of remotely gathering small amounts of data periodically from machines, wearables, and sensors. 7. Building the connected car of the future by delivering new LTE device-to-device and multicast capabilities (LTE V2X) to connect cars to each other, to pedestrians, and to everything around them—making your driving experience safer and more autonomous. 8. Creating a converged digital TV network by evolving LTE Broadcast to enable a single network for Digital TV services for both your mobile and fixed devices (e.g., your home television/STB). 9. Empowering new proximity services by expanding the LTE Direct device-to-device platform to give your mobile devices and apps the ability to passively discover and interact with the world around you—for example, social networking and local search applications. 10. Delivering robust public safety communications by using LTE technologies and the LTE ecosystem for robust public safety services such as Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk communications. If you want to learn more about the ways LTE Advanced Pro is redefining mobile networks, check out our upcoming webinar with FierceWireless: Leading the Path to 5G with LTE Advanced Pro. You can get further information on both LTE Advanced Pro and 5G from our website. And finally, don’t forget to check us out at MWC2016 where we will be demonstrating LTE Advanced Pro and 5G technologies at the Qualcomm booth. See you then! © Qualcomm 2016  - To see the video that accompanies this blog go here This document is made available here on the GSA website with the permission of the author. Opinions expressed in the content posted here are the personal opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of GSA. The content is provided for informational purposes only.  
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    The Murky Underworld of IoT – Signals Ahead Preview

    The Murky Underworld of IoT - Signals Ahead Preview Signals Research 2016 [2.2 MB] GSA Member discount for this full report 20% - non GSA Member discount 10%. Please request a GSA discount code from info@gsacom.com While there is a lot of industry interest in IoT air interfaces and their individual merits, there is also more than a fair amount of uncertainty and unknowns regarding these technologies and what they can and cannot do, both in the short term and in the longer term. In this Signals Ahead report we look at the collective group…
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    CES 2016 report (Arvani Group)

    CES 2016 report (Arvani Group) February 2016 [296kb] By arrangement with respected independent consultancy Arvani Group, we provide their insightful report from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2016. According to the show’s organizers, CES had over 170,000 attendees with 3,800 exhibitors displaying in more than 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space. CES 2016 showcased the refinement of products in several ongoing trends such as self-driving cars, drones, immersive TV viewing, virtual and augmented realities, 3D printing, and Internet of Things (IoT). Our focus around mobile and wireless and the broader…
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    Leading the path towards 5G with LTE Advanced Pro – Qualcomm

    Leading the path towards 5G with LTE Advanced Pro Qualcomm presentation – January 2016 [2.5MB] LTE Advanced is being rapidly…

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    APT700 band global status: regulatory status, network deployments, & user devices ecosystem

      SNAPSHOT: APT700 band global status: regulatory status, network deployments, and user devices ecosystem Industry support for the APT700 band plan is strong. Whereas APT700 provides both FDD and TDD arrangements, it is the FDD plan (3GPP band 28) that has gained global support from industry and regulators in markets addressing approaching 4 billion people. At least 43 countries have allocated, committed to, or recommend allocating APT700 FDD (band 28) spectrum for LTE deployments, as listed in this short document, which is an extract from the Evolution to LTE report published on January 25, 2016.…
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    LTE BROADCAST global status summary of deployments and activities

    SNAPSHOT: LTE BROADCAST global status summary of deployments and activities Recent months have witnessed a high level of activity in eMBMS/LTE Broadcast activities globally with traction building across all regions. Several use cases are being developed and trialled, and more are emerging. Download the list of all LTE Broadcast system investments (deployments, launches, trials, studies) in this short document, which is an extract from the Evolution to LTE report published on January 25, 2016. Complete details per operator are available in the Evolution to LTE report. In November 2015 GSA published a major report: "Evaluating…
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    LTE TDD (TD-LTE) global status – 71 commercially launched networks

    SNAPSHOT: LTE TDD (TD-LTE) global status - 71 commercially launched networks The LTE TDD mode (TD-LTE) for operators with unpaired spectrum is enjoying growth in all regions. 71 operators in 43 countries have commercially launched LTE service using the TDD mode. 21 operators have deployed both FDD and TDD modes in their LTE networks. Download the list of all 71 commercially launched LTE TDD networks including a summary of the operating frequency bands, and status of the LTE TDD (TD-LTE) user devices ecosystem per operating band, in this short document, which is an extract from…
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    LTE1800 global status – network launches, user devices ecosystem

    SNAPSHOT: LTE1800 global status - network launches, user devices ecosystem The most widely used spectrum for LTE network deployments is 1800 MHz (3GPP band 3). 213 LTE1800 networks are commercially launched in 100 countries. 1800 MHz is used in over 44% of LTE network deployments and also has the largest user devices ecosystem. Over 51% of LTE user terminals can operate in the 1800 MHz band. Download the list of all 213 commercially launched LTE1800 networks together with the status of the user devices ecosystem in this short document, which is an extract from the…
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    VoLTE global status – 46 VoLTE systems launched

    SNAPSHOT: VoLTE global status - 46 VoLTE systems launched, plus all operator commitments, trials 118 operators in 56 countries are investing in VoLTE deployments, studies or trials, including 46 operators that have commercially launched HD voice service using VoLTE in 29 countries. Download the list of all VoLTE system investments (deployments, launches, trials, studies) in this short document, which is an extract from the Evolution to LTE report published on January 25, 2016. Complete details per operator are available in the Evolution to LTE report. ©GSA 2016 - Global mobile Suppliers Association ====================
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    LTE-Advanced global status – commitments, launches, devices ecosystem

    SNAPSHOT: LTE-Advanced global status - commitments, launches, devices ecosystem, LTE-Advanced Pro 1 in 3 operators are investing in LTE-Advanced. 163 operators, 40% higher than a year ago, are investing in LTE-Advanced technologies in 72 countries. 116 operators have commercially launched LTE-Advanced networks, that's 67 more than a year ago representing 136% annual growth, in 57 countries. This report lists all LTE-Advanced investments (deployments, frequencies, launches, trials, studies) and is an extract from the Evolution to LTE report published on January 25, 2016. Complete details per operator are available in the Evolution to LTE report. © GSA…
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    LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation deployments: peak speeds report (116 networks launched)

    LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation deployments: peak speeds report (116 networks launched) Please Login or Register to access this report's PDF download LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation deployments: peak speeds report (116 networks launched) THIS REPORT IS RESTRICTED AND IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY BY SITE USERS WHO ARE REGISTERED ON THE SITE WITH THEIR CURRENT CORPORATE EMAIL ADDRESS AND ARE EMPLOYED BY GSA MEMBER COMPANIES, NETWORK OPERATORS, OR ASSOCIATE OF GSA COMPANIES Operators worldwide are investing in LTE-Advanced systems and peak speeds are increasing. GSA's Evolution to LTE report published on 25 January 2016 confirmed that 163 operators…
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