Apple’s iPhone could be getting a step closer to being officially offered on China’s largest mobile network, after the nation’s government finally issued 4G licenses to operate LTE TDD networks in the country.
The number of 4G-LTE mobile connections worldwide is forecast to pass one billion by 2017, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of GSMA, the international trade body for mobile operators.
Long term evolution (LTE), often marketed as 4G LTE, currently serves as the optimum standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile devices and data terminals.
Chinese networking giant Huawei announced yesterday that it plans to spend a minimum of $600 million (£373 million) over the next five years on 5G – the next-generation network that is already being hailed as the successor to 4G.
Etisalat UAE will soon be able to deliver new standards of LTE roaming across the globe to its customers, thanks to a newly signed IP exchange (IPX) agreement with SAP.
The realm of 4G wireless networking continues to grow with each passing week, and for business users, it has matured from a luxury to a necessity.
Emerging technologies for 4G LTE networks are expected to make rapid advances over the next few years, helping mobile networks keep up with data growth and bringing more users worldwide into the LTE fold.
Chinese communications providers Huawei and China Mobile have successfully deployed 4G coverage on Mount Everest, some 5,200 metres above sea level.
From a state of disarray to a state-of-the-art mobile network, Iraqi Kurdistan is poised for a huge 4G LTE push. Steven Bond ventured to the autonomous region to find out more.
Nokia is to acquire Siemens’ 50 percent stake in joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks, which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finnish company after the transaction is completed.