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    LPWA: the Standards Approach to Mass-Market IoT

    Low Power Wireless Access technologies are bringing new levels of connectivity to the mobile industry and a huge opportunity as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution; an era where digitalisation of industries will see everything connected. This GSA paper considers why a standards based approach to LPWA is the best option for the industry citing past examples and experiences. ©2016 Global mobile Suppliers Association  
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    5G Shared Spectrum – New Spectrum Sharing Paradigms

    There is a great deal of debate around spectrum sharing and the role of unlicensed spectrum in 5G use cases.…

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    GSA Update to 3GPP PCG#37 – London

    This GSA Update of activities was presented to the 3GPP PCG#37 on the 20th October 2016. Latest LTE statistics. Subscribers Regional shares LTE Ecosystem Industry Snapshots European Automotive-Telecoms Alliance GSA Spectrum Group ©2016 GSA
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    The Road to 5G – Industry and Ecosystem

    This presentation was given by Ulf Ewaldsson, Senior VP and CSTO at Ericsson at the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition…

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    5G – The next paradigm shift to embrace

    This presentation was given by Mr. Chaobin Yang, President of 5G Product Line at Huawei at the NGMN Industry Conference &…

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    LTE User Devices Growth 2011-2016

    Growth of the number of LTE user terminals referencing announcements by manufacturers as verified by GSA, and confirmed in Status of the LTE Ecosystem reports published by GSA in the period 2011 – 2016. Use of this chart is permitted subject to referencing GSA as the source. © Copyright 2016 – GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
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    LTE User Devices Ecosystem – 6,504 devices announced

    Chart summarising key metrics about 6,504 LTE user devices now verified as announced products and included in GSA’s GAMBoD-LTE devices database, featuring: – form factors, modes (FDD, TDD), operating frequencies, support for UE Device Categories, VoLTE, eMBMS, PTT and 3G systems. Developed from data from GSA’s own research as published in the Status of the LTE Ecosystem report published on October 10th, 2016. Use of this chart is permitted subject to referencing GSA as the source. © Copyright 2016 – GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
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    GSA confirms 6,504 LTE user devices, twice the June 2015 total, VoLTE terminals surge

    October 13, 2016: The latest update to the Status of the LTE Ecosystem report by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms the mainstream and fast-growing LTE user devices ecosystem and increasing support for LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro technologies. 6,504 LTE user devices including frequency and operator variants from 502 suppliers are verified announced by GSA. The report covers LTE FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) models. The number of suppliers grew around 65% in the same period (June 2015 = 305 suppliers). Alan Hadden, VP, GSA, said: “The new LTE user devices total (6,504) is twice the…
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    Alternative LTE Solutions in Unlicensed Spectrum – Intel White Paper

    Overview of LWA, LTE-LAA and beyond. LTE technologies for unlicensed spectrum are gaining both attention and momentum within various regulatory bodies…

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    Status of the LTE Ecosystem report: 6,504 LTE devices announced by 502 suppliers

    This updated report was published by GSA on October 10, 2016 and confirms the mainstream and fast growing LTE user devices ecosystem. As a result of our latest research and verification process we have increased to 6,504 the number of LTE user devices we have verified as announced in the market, coming from 502 suppliers. This new total is twice the number identified by GSA in June 2015. The report covers LTE FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) models. The number of suppliers grew about 65% in the same period (June 2015 = 305 suppliers). Cat 1,…
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    October Spectrum Blog

    Shifting from traditional TV to media content over mobile broadband The worldwide market penetration of smartphone subscriptions was around 3.2 billion[1] at the end of year 2015. Subsequently, consumers of mobile broadband services in many countries expect to have access to media content and personal data stored in the cloud, including comprehensive music collections, personal pictures and videos as well as on-demand video programs. Virtually unlimited media content is available while at home, at places of work, when commuting by car or by public transportation, on vacation, typically anywhere, anytime. The days when families shared a common single user equipment (UE) device, the living room television set for example, are now long gone; new music and video delivery platforms are changing the whole media experience by offering advanced and easy-to-use media services. Media companies provide qualified music or video content suggestions to their consumers based on individual preferences and behaviour enabling the use and sharing of personal play lists. Consumers have access to media content from companies such as Netflix, YouTube and Spotify and few would deny the attractiveness of these offerings and the impact on consumers’ behaviour. Smartphone devices with high resolution screens and high quality earphones and headphones are driving a high level user experience while revolutionizing consumption behaviour. Measurements[2] in a selected number of commercial mobile broadband networks in Asia, Europe and the Americas show that, regardless of device type, video is the largest contributor to traffic volumes.  YouTube usually dominates video traffic and accounts for 40 % to 55 % share in overall traffic volume in most mobile networks and for 50 % to 70 % of overall video traffic in almost all measured networks, regardless of terminal type. In markets where Netflix has launched services, its share can reach 10 % to 20 % of total mobile video traffic. The content provided by these new media companies is made available for different end user devices including smartphones and tablets. These mobile devices become always connected and media companies are able to stay in touch with and support the needs of consumers of all ages to provide ever more personalized services and targeted entertainment – and of course advertising. Studies[3] are tracking the total time spent on watching television and video content. Teenagers for instance are increasing the time spent watching video content, (roughly as much time as other age groups), while their device preference is gradually shifting from the traditional television set to smartphones. This shift towards smart devices can be observed across all age groups although it is most clearly apparent with teenagers. Between 2011 and 2015 teenagers increased their “web-television” and video consumption on smartphones by 85 % and nearly halved their time spent viewing on a traditional television set. Older generations are slower to change. For example, 30 to 35-year-olds spent 4 hours more than teenagers in front of the traditional television set in 2011 and still did so in 2015. To meet the new media trends described above, work on solutions has been concentrated on finding more spectrum for mobile broadband networks in the so-called TV UHF band (470 – 694/698 MHz). Initially the focus has been on the 700 MHz frequency band (694/698 – 790 MHz), now identified for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) globally for LTE technology. Various countries and regions globally are now looking towards the future and more efficient utilization of the 470 – 694/698 MHz frequency range. While accounting for local circumstances, administrations together with telecom and media ecosystem stakeholders are looking at the options to find additional suitable spectrum for mobile broadband in this range. Step-by-step approaches are being considered to ensure that frequencies between 470 – 694/698 MHz can still be used for terrestrial television while gradually being phased out - at a pace that follows the fading interest from “traditional television” viewers. [1] Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2016, https://www.ericsson.com/res/docs/2016/ericsson-mobility-report-2016.pdf [2] Measurements do not include Wi-Fi traffic [3] Source: Ericsson ConsumerLab, TV and Media (2011, 2015) This blog is written by the GSA Spectrum Group. If you have any comments or questions please email info@gsacom.com.  
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    Making 5G New Radio a reality – Qualcomm PPT

    Leading the technology innovations for a unified, more capable 5G air interface. This extensive 5G New Radio (NR) presentation from…

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    What the Pokémon Go phenomenon means for Mobile Operators

    Pokémon Go has been a game-changer for augmented reality, capturing the imagination of hundreds of millions of players worldwide. But…

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    Evolving cellular technologies for safer drone operation – Qualcomm PPT

    This presentation from Qualcomm outlines a vision for safe drone operation enabled by on-board intelligence and mobile connectivity. ©2016 Qualcomm This…

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