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Verizon spends $1B on fiber—but it’s for 5G wireless, not more...

Verizon buys fiber from Corning to speed up mobile and wireless home Internet.

TIM Brasil selects Bwtech’s NetChart to further improve the quality of...

Using NetChart to standardize its network configuration, TIM Brasil managed to enhance its quality performance indicators.Rio de Janeiro, 6 April 2017 – To help improve the quality of their LTE network, TIM Brasil have made the decision to add 4G capabilities to their existing Configuration Management platform NetChart.
Since 2013, TIM Brasil has used NetChart from Bwtech to standardize network configuration parameters of the 2G and 3G networks.

TIM Brasil, one of the largest mobile... Source: RealWire

Verve Connect Partners With London Broadband Provider Relish

The manufacturer, specialising in mobile connectivity, to roll out its latest 4G/LTE Wireless Indoor Hub across the Relish network in 2017London, UK 30th March 2017 – Verve Connect - a UK-based company specialising in “Connected & Entertained Everywhere” products (including 3.5GHz 4G indoor / outdoor hubs, and mobile handsets & hotspots) - today announced a new partnership with London based wireless broadband provider Relish.Relish will be using Verve Connect’s band 42/43 VH510B wireless indoor hub... Source: RealWire

ETELM tackles remote and harsh environments with latest 4G linked Picocell...

ETELM adds new Picocell LTE to 4G Linked family as part of its fully integrated networks concept Paris, France, 22 March 2017 – ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced Mission Critical communications systems, has today announced the launch of its new Picocell LTE base station, which is the latest offering in its 4G Linked portfolio.Complementing and fully interoperable with the other products of the family including; LTE Macrocell, TETRA and DMR, as well as other... Source: RealWire

Algar Telecom selects Bwtech’s NetChart to monitor the performance and configuration...

Uberlandia, 9 March 2017 Brazil’s Algar Telecom has selected Bwtech’s NetChart to supervise its multi-vendor Radio Access Network and standardize the network configuration parameters to ensure the best possible user experience.

A unique combination of ease of use and flexibility via a single user interface with a comprehensive set of standard functionalities and features was cited as a major reason for selecting NetChart.

The partnership will enable the Algar engineering team to monitor their 2G,... Source: RealWire

Quortus and Telefónica demonstrate ‘LTE Nano’ mobile network at MWC

Companies combine to showcase private cellular solutions at Barcelona eventMobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 1 March 2017 - Quortus today announced that it has partnered with operator Telefónica España, to drive the rapidly emerging trend towards the use of private cellular networks in a broad range of applications.

The two companies will illustrate their private cellular capabilities via LTE Nano, a low-footprint, ultra-compact and highly scalable 4G network-in-a-box implementation built around Quortus’ award-winning EdgeCentrix (ECX)... Source: RealWire

Small Cell Forum Helps Mobile Industry Deliver Practical and Profitable 5G

Forum’s work helps operators plot path to densification for today’s 4G and future 5G networksMobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – 28th February 2017 – SCF has today published a series of practical working guides to make densification using small cells a commercial reality, both for today’s 4G and for future 5G networks.

These latest outputs go further than ever before in articulating the work the Forum is undertaking to increase the success of current small... Source: RealWire

UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

With mobile operators’ marketing departments already throwing around claims about their 5G services, the United Nations is weighing in with its definition of what qualifies a network as next-generation.Verizon Wireless will begin delivering “5G” service to select users in 11 U.S. cities in mid-2017, even though some places don’t yet have access to 4G.

And at the Mobile World Congress 2017 trade show in Barcelona, companies including Intel, Qualcomm and Ericsson will be promoting their moves towards 5G.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

T-Mobile answers Verizon by adding HD video and hotspot to unlimited...

T-Mobile's unlimited smartphone plan gets HD video and 10GB of 4G tethering.

Verizon offers unlimited data and won’t throttle video (unlike T-Mobile)

Verizon's $80 plan has unlimited phone data and 10GB of 4G LTE tethering.

Verizon revives its unlimited data plan after purging legacy unlimited data...

Verizon is just full of surprises. Over the past year, Verizon went negative on its legacy unlimited data customers by purging anyone using too much data. Now, the company wants more unlimited data customers—at least up to a point.
Starting Monday, you can sign up for the company’s new unlimited data plan, called Verizon Unlimited.For $80 a month, Verizon customers receive unlimited 4G data on a single smartphone.

Anyone with multiple devices can add two lines on Verizon Unlimited for $70 per line per month ($140 total), three for $54 ($162 total) per line, or four for $45 ($180 total) per line.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

AT&T to launch its proposed version of 5G wireless this year

AT&T will launch its first 5G wireless service in Indianapolis and Austin later this year, offering theoretical top speeds of 400Mbps or higher, the company said.

The service is based on AT&T's vision for 5G; there are no standards yet for t...