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    LTE: World Map – 422 LTE Networks Launched

    MAP confirming the global scale of current LTE operator commitments, network deployments, commercial network launches, trials, and forecast for end 2015 Source of data: GSA Evolution to LTE report dated July 21, 2015 This map is free to use subject to accrediting GSA and website www.gsacom.com as the source Copyright (c) - GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
    GSA Global | GSA Map
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    LTE-ADVANCED: Carrier Aggregation Peak Speeds

    Operators worldwide are investing in LTE-Advanced systems and peak speeds are increasing. GSA's Evolution to LTE report published on 21 July 2015 confirmed that 131 operators i.e. over 30% of LTE operators, have launched, or are deploying or are trialling LTE-Advanced technologies in 60 countries. This figure includes 88 operators that have commercially launched LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation in 45 countries. This paper from GSA summarises the theoretical peak downlink speed for each of the commercially launched LTE-Advanced networks worldwide, according to research by GSA. Data is provided on networks deployments capable of supporting user devices…
    LTE-Advanced | GSA Report
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    5G: The Journey to 5G – GSA Information Paper

    This is the first in a series of 5G papers that will be produced by the GSA and the Executive Committee. There will be regular updates throughout the year as the mobile industry continues to develop the road map to 5G. Published July 2015 Copyright (c) GSA - Global mobile Suppliers Association
    5G | GSA Report
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    LTE-ADVANCED: Investments in LTE-Advanced Systems Confirmed with Cat6 & Cat9 Growth Trend

    PRESS RELEASE GSA says Investments in LTE-Advanced systems confirm global Cat 6 and Cat 9 growth trend Also see these…

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    LTE-ADVANCED: Investments Worldwide (deployments, launches, trials, studies)

    Source of data: * Evolution to LTE report * LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation deployments: peak speeds report both published by GSA on July 21, 2015 These maps are free to use subject to accrediting GSA and website www.gsacom.com as the source Copyright (c) - GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
    GSA Global | GSA Map
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    SUNSIGHT: E911/E112 Location Accuracy

    Sunsight Instruments Technical White Paper E911 (E112) Location Accuracy Improving E911 and E112 system performance results is not only a key to saving lives with faster response times, but is a requirement from the FCC and EU. This paper focuses on latest tightening of requirements for emergency location accuracy of caller location and how implementing a more precise data collection input for RF antenna position will quickly help wireless service providers and public safety response organizations increase location accuracy of callers. Improving RF antenna position databases for network-based caller location solution will have an immediate…
    GSA Global | White Paper
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    Top 10 GSA Members papers May-July 2015

    5G, LAA/LTE-Unlicensed, M2M, and LTE-Advanced were the dominant topics discussed in the most popular Members papers on the GSA website for the 3 months period May-July 2015. Download the PDF for stats for the 3 months period May-July 2015, and the all-time downloads total for each paper. The most popular Members paper in the 3 months period May-July 2015 was "5G: New Interface and Radio Access Virtualization", a Huawei white paper. The most popular Members paper in the single month of July 2015 was "Build a LTE-Centric World, the keynote presentation given at the LTE…
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    LTE-ADVANCED: Technology Introduction – (3GPP Rel.12)

    This white paper summarizes significant additional technology components based on LTE, which are included in 3GPP Release 12 specifications. The LTE technology as specified within 3GPP Release was first commercially deployed by end 2009. Since then the number of commercial networks is strongly increasing around the globe. LTE has become the fastest developing mobile system technology ever. As other cellular technologies, LTE is continuously worked on in terms of improvements. 3GPP groups added technology components according to so- called releases. Initial enhancements were included in 3GPP Release 9, followed by more significant improvements in 3GPP…
    GSA Global | White Paper
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    COBHAM WIRELESS: idDAS: Bringing intelligence to coverage provision

    idDAS: Bringing intelligence to coverage provision White Paper by Cobham Wireless – June 2015 This White Paper outlines the problems the industry faces in the provision of high-density capacity in challenging environments and how, by using intelligent DAS, the economics and techniques of coverage provision change for the benefit of operators, venue owners – and ultimately service users. Published June 2015 © Cobham Wireless 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…
    GSA Global | Member Report
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    LTE-BROADCAST: Worldwide Map

    Map showing worldwide eMBMS LTE Broadcast/LTE Multicast operator commitments, commercial deployments, launches, technology trials, studies Data source: GSA's Evolution to LTE report, July 21, 2015 Copyright - GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
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    LTE-900: Spectrum – Market Status

    LTE in 900 MHz spectrum (3GPP band 8) – market status This report by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) provides an overview of the status of LTE mobile broadband deployments using 900 MHz spectrum (3GPP band 8), and the supporting user devices ecosystem. Currently 14 LTE900 systems are commercially launched in 9 countries. Over 20% of all LTE user devices can operate in 900 MHz spectrum. 668 LTE900 user devices have been announced by 94 manufacturers. Published on 31st July, 2015 ©2015 GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) www.gsacom.com
    GSA Global | GSA Report
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    3GPP – LTE Release 13 and Road to 5G

    Presentation by Dino Flore, Chairman of 3GPP RAN at the ATIS 5G Symposium, June 2015 The presentation outlines the main features for the evolution of LTE in Release 13 and 3GPP's initial plans for 5G. 3GPP Release 13 advances include: * Offload to unlicensed spectrum, considering both LTE/Wi-Fi interworking and LTE over unlicensed (LAA) * Enhancements for Carrier Aggregation (up to 32 CCs) * Elevation Beamforming/Full-Dimension MIMO * Study of downlink multi-user transmissions using superposition coding * M2M (in 3GPP this is MTC) enhancements * New radio optimized for the low end of the IoT…
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    What will “4.5G” Look Like?

    Presentation given by Alan Hadden, VP, Research, GSA at CommunicAsia 2015, Singapore,June 3, 2015. * 4G/LTE deployments: status worldwide * Migration to LTE-Advanced systems * LTE user devices * 3G-HSPA / HSPA+ status * Mobile HD voice (W-AMR) with breakdown of network types (including VoLTE) * LTE Broadcast * Mid-2015 market conclusions / trends * The Journey to 5G * "4.5G” a bridge between current 4G and future 5G * Key deliverables in Release 13 * 3GPP branding of Release 13 onwards (c) Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)
    GSA Global | Presentation
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    Top 10 GSA Members Papers Mar ’15 – May ’15

    5G technologies and industry transformation were the dominant topics discussed in the most popular Members papers on the GSA website for the 3 months period March-May 2015. Download the PDF for stats for the 3 months period March-May 2015, and the all-time downloads total for each paper. The most popular Members paper in the 3 months period March-May 2015 was "5G is Coming" an Alcatel-Lucent white paper. The most popular Members paper in the single month of May 2015 was "5G: New Air Interface and Radio Access Virtualization" a new Hauwei white paper. GSA member…
    GSA Global | Member Report
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    LTE Subscriptions Worldwide: 635 million Mar ’15

    Charts showing growth and regional share of LTE subscriptions up to 31 March 2015. Q1 2015 total LTE subscriptions worldwide = 637 million These charts are copyright of GSA - Global mobile Suppliers Association Data to create these charts was supplied by Ovum to GSA by agreement on June 4, 2015. Analysis is by GSA These charts may also be downloaded as individual JPEG or PDF files, together with other charts and maps.
    LTE | GSA Chart
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