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    Ericsson Mobility Report MWC-2016 Edition

    February 17, 2016 The Ericsson Mobility Report is one of the leading analyses of mobile network data traffic. It provides…

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    MWC 2016 report (Arvani Group)

    MWC 2016 report (Arvani Group) March 2016 By arrangement with respected independent consultancy Arvani Group, we provide their insightful report from the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona, February 22-25, 2016. The Mobile World Congress (MWC) took place in Barcelona from Feb 22-25, 2016. Under the tag line, Mobile is Everything, more than 100 thousand attendees attended. Major Themes Great Technical Strides Towards 5G Virtual Reality Internet of Things ALSO Facebook and Google Getting Deeper into Telecom Infra Business Few Good Flagship Smart Phones Operator Collaboration on Mobile Identity And One More Thing ... (maybe two…
    GSA Global | Report
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    5G and the Internet of Things

    PPT delivered as part of a video interview with Teleasema at Mobile World Congress. ©2016 GSA
    Narrow Band IoT & M2M | GSA Presentation
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    New GSA Report: Internet of Things at Mobile World Congress 2016

    Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2016 was the chance for the wireless community to get together and discuss the most important issues in the industry. The Internet of Things was one of the most dominant themes of MWC 2016, in part because IoT is likely to drive much of the growth in the telecoms sector over the next few years, and also because network technologies are being developed and networks architected to support both massive machine-type IoT connections and mission-critical IoT applications. This short report entitled "Internet of Things at Mobile World Congress…
    Narrow Band IoT & M2M | Press Release
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    Top 10 GSA Member Paper Downloads Dec 2015-Feb 2016

    Top 10 GSA Member papers Dec 2015-Feb 2016 download topics: LTE-Advanced Pro, WRC15, 5G, LTE Broadcast and Massive IoT. March 3, 2016 – [299 KB] Download the PDF for stats for the 3 months period December 2015-February 2016, and the all-time downloads total for each paper. A total of 13,477 downloads of PDF reports occurred over the past three months from the GSA Web site www.gsacom.com. The most popular Members paper in the 3 months period  was “LTE-Advanced Pro”, a Nokia white paper with 689 downloads. The most popular Members paper in the single month…
    GSA Global | GSA Report
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    Internet of Things at Mobile World Congress 2016

    Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2016 was the chance for the wireless community to get together and discuss…

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    Global mobile Suppliers Association establishes global spectrum group

    Global mobile Suppliers Association establishes global spectrum group in support of the mobile industry and broadband consumers 3rd March 2016: The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) Executive Committee comprising of Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have agreed to form a global spectrum group to contribute to the international and national spectrum work with the aim to actively participate in the ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC). The GSA Spectrum Group (GSG) will operate in all regions around the world mirroring closely the ITU-R organisation structure. “The GSA Executive Committee recognise that spectrum discussions are of…
    Spectrum | Press Release
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    Worldwide Mobile Technology Developments in LTE, LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro

    Worldwide Mobile Technology Developments in LTE, LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro (GSA presentation) Presentation used as part of the interview by GSA…

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    Intel Joins Executive Board of Global mobile Suppliers Association

    Intel Joins Executive Board of Global mobile Suppliers Association 29th February 2016: Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) is pleased to announce that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the company that designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices, has joined the GSA Executive Board. “The GSA Executive Committee is very pleased to welcome Intel to the GSA and onto the Executive Board”, said Joe Barrett, President - GSA. “Mobile technology is expanding into vertical industries and Intel will bring its unique computing and wireless technology experience to GSA programs…
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    5G: Densifying our Networks

    5G: Densifying our Networks

    Populated regions offer a particular challenge to networks trying to manage OpEx, data loads, millions of hours of streaming video per day, and IoT connections from consumers and sensor-rich devices. What is the best way to densify the 5G wireless network, while ensuring proper connectivity and content delivery together with positive ROI? This session featuring Ken Stewart, Intel Fellow and Chief Wireless Technologist at Intel and Tod Sizer, Head of Mobile Radio Research at Nokia Bell Labs will take an in-depth look at the enabling technologies for 5G, including small cells/DAS, massive MIMO, mmWave, self-backhauling dynamic networks, full-duplex, multi-radio integration, amongst others, as well as consider best practices and strategies to deploy these technologies.

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    Intel and Nokia are Executive Members of GSA

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    Fire up your network! With MulteFire

    Fire up your network! With MulteFire SpiderCloud has united with other GSA Member companies Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson and Intel, in joining the MulteFire Alliance. MulteFire extends the benefits of LTE to unlicensed spectrum, with a simple, secure and seamless network architecture, offering services providers of all stripes – big and small – an alternative to Wi-Fi. At SpiderCloud, we are really excited about the possibilities of MulteFire and would like to share why. Wireless technology for all service providers – big and small Since MulteFire is based on LTE, it is a technology designed for wireless service providers. Broadly defined, a service provider is anyone who needs to provide wireless connectivity to its users. This includes not only today’s massive mobile network operators, but also malls that need to provide wireless access to shoppers, stadiums that need to make sure that fans have a fantastic experience, hospitals where guests want to connect, and IT departments of large corporations. All of them face the same challenge that big mobile operators face: How to provide robust high speed wireless connectivity? How to keep the network secure? How to ensure quality of service? How to manage the cost of delivering service per user? Basically, how to be a good, trusted service provider? Why MulteFire is good for mobile network operators Subscribers judge mobile network operators by the quality of their network (as can be seen by Verizon’s recent ads about network quality, and T-Mobile and Sprint’s spirited response!). Numerous studies show that 70-80% of mobile data usage is indoors. And case studies shared by many, (including SpiderCloud) demonstrate that – building indoor networks actually improves the quality of the outdoor experience. We firmly believe that LTE small cells operating in licensed spectrum, supplemented by LTE-U/LAA, enable mobile operators to deliver the best possible indoor user experience. Major operators own 40-100 MHz of spectrum (sometimes more), and deploying small cells in licensed spectrum is the best way to guarantee quality of service. However, deploying licensed spectrum small cells is not always possible. There are tens of thousands of buildings where it makes business sense for operators to share small cell infrastructure with each other. Further, many venues insist on shared wireless systems for space and aesthetics. This is where MulteFire comes in, allowing operators to share small cells, and potentially leverage neutral host providers. MulteFire will also allow mobile operators to partner with enterprises to deploy mobile connectivity solutions. Over the years, SpiderCloud has met many enterprises that are willing to purchase affordably priced small cell systems that leverage their existing LAN. However, network departments of mobile operators are rarely eager to let enterprise IT own and operate small cells that may, if improperly used, degrade the macro network. By using unlicensed spectrum, MulteFire takes that concern away, and makes it easier for able and willing enterprises to invest in LTE small cells. Creating new opportunities for wireline operators, large enterprises, retailers and sports venues MulteFire also offers opportunities for those who want to offer wireless service, but do not own licensed spectrum. Today, the only choice for such service providers is Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi comes with several limitations: Wi-Fi throughput degrades rapidly as the number of active users per access point exceeds approximately twenty – a big problem in dense venues. Wi-Fi network authentication methods remain fragmented. Captive portals still remain the most popular form of authentication, adding friction to on-boarding process. Wi-Fi does not offer a standardized end-to-end architecture. Service providers often have to buy end-to-end proprietary systems from Wi-Fi equipment suppliers. Wi-Fi is perceived to be free. As a result, service providers have little option but to collect and trade in end-user information. MulteFire addresses most of Wi-Fi’s shortcomings. MulteFire APs will be able to support as many as 64-128 simultaneous active connections (like current generation LTE small cells do). Authentication will be seamless. End-to-end QoS and support for high-quality voice will be built in. Since MulteFire will not be perceived as Wi-Fi, service providers will have the ability to experiment with new business models. For instance, since it will be relatively straightforward to integrate a MulteFire network with the LTE core networks of mobile operators, third-parties who build MulteFire networks, can act as “neutral hosts” and easily sell capacity to mobile operators. SpiderCloud and MulteFire SpiderCloud believes that distributed small cell technology (in contrast to centralized baseband units connected to remote radio heads) is the only viable way to implement any LTE technology that requires co-existence with Wi-Fi, whether it is LTE-U/LAA or MulteFire (supporting document). Each small cell should be able to independently pick the unlicensed channel that it uses, just like Wi-Fi systems do. Further, systems operating in unlicensed spectrum must decide within microseconds if a channel is available, inform other users of their intent to transmit, and then to use the channel. Of course, the challenge with using distributed small cells in large high-density venues – where the greatest benefit of MulteFire will be – is small cell coordination. SpiderCloud E-RAN architecture has been solving this problem since 2011, and we look forward to extending the E-RAN architecture to MulteFire. We look forward to offering systems to both mobile network operators and non-traditional service providers. SpiderCloud’s mobile operator customers will get a MulteFire system that integrates with their core network just like SpiderCloud’s licensed spectrum systems do. Non-traditional operators, particularly those who wish to partner with mobile operators as neutral hosts, will be able to use a scalable small cell system that mobile operators already trust. Both kinds of operators will be able to use SpiderCloud’s Mobile Edge Computing capabilities to offer value added services to subscribers, and deploy innovative business models. – Amit Jain, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management ©2016 SpiderCloud This document is made available here on the GSA website with the permission of the author. SpiderCloud is New Venture Partner of GSA
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    Spectrum Bands Used in 480 Commercially Launched LTE Networks

    Spectrum Bands Used in 480 Commercially Launched LTE Networks Chart produced by GSA confirming the main spectrum bands which are currently used in 480 commercially launched LTE networks worldwide, and showing the number of network deployments per band. Data provided covers FDD and TDD network deployments. Source of data: GSA Evolution to LTE report published January 25, 2016 1800 MHz (b3) is the most widely used contiguous band in 4G/LTE commercially launched systems deployments worldwide. The second most popular contiguous band is 2.6 GHz (b7), followed by 800 MHz (b20) then AWS (b4) Band 40…
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    Global LTE network deployments, 480 commercially launched in 157 countries

    MAP: Global LTE network deployments, 480 commercially launched in 157 countries MAP confirming the global scale of current LTE operator commitments, network deployments, commercial network launches, trials, and forecast for end 2016 Source of data: GSA Evolution to LTE report dated January 25, 2016 This map is free to use subject to accrediting GSA and website www.gsacom.com as the source ©Copyright 2016 - GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
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    GSA confirms 4,416 LTE user devices, researches new bands

    PRESS RELEASE GSA confirms 4,416 LTE user devices, researches new bands February 12, 2016: The latest update to the Status of the LTE Ecosystem report published this week by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms accelerating growth of the LTE ecosystem and expansion in the availability and performance of LTE-Advanced devices. The report covers LTE FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) devices. 4,416 LTE user devices, including frequency and operator variants, from 369 suppliers are verified by GSA as announced in the market. 1,770 devices have been added to GSA’s LTE devices database (GAMBoD) since February 2015,…
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    Status of the LTE Ecosystem report: 4,416 LTE devices announced by 369 suppliers

    Status of the LTE Ecosystem report: 4,416 LTE devices announced by 369 suppliers February 11, 2016 This updated report was published by GSA on February 11, 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 4,416 the number of LTE user devices we consider as announced in the market, coming from 369 suppliers. The number of LTE devices i.e. 4,416 as confirmed in this report is 1,770 higher than GSA reported in February 2015, representing 67% Y-o-Y growth.…
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