Starting in the fourth quarter, Verizon Wireless customers who still have legacy unlimited data plans who cross into the top 5 percent of data users on Verizon's LTE network could see their speeds slowed when they are on high-traffic cell sites.
UK-based mobile operator EE doubled its LTE subscriber base to 4.2 million in the first half of 2014, and said it remains on track to meet its target of 6 million LTE subscribers by the end of the year.
Cavium and Quortus are combining their respective technologies to create portable small cell networks that can be rapidly deployed for site-specific applications in public safety, emergency services and military environments.
Many countries and operators without 3G are considering skipping it altogether and directly jumping from 2G to LTE. But a latest report from Analysys Mason said the key question is whether these markets are mature enough to leapfrog a technology.
Alcatel-Lucent's move to outsource research, development and maintenance activities related to 2G and 3G technologies should not be a big deal to most of its customers, as long as the outsourcing scheme still results in solid products, according to industry analyst Peter Jarich of Current Analysis.
Orange has topped the French telecoms regulator's review of network quality in an annual evaluation of mobile operator services, while enfant terrible Free Mobile lagged behind in fourth place.
EE signalled it is ready to fight over-the-top (OTT) voice over IP (VoIP) services with plans to launch a Wi-Fi-based service later this year, and voice over LTE (VoLTE) in 2015.
Connectify shifted its Speedify offering from beta testing to commercial service, enabling users to sign up for an application and service that bonds Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE and wired channels for greater bandwidth and faster connections.
Verizon Wireless' topped the national rankings in PCMag 's fifth annual Fastest Mobile Networks testing, with its LTE network getting rave reviews, though the operator's CDMA-based 3G network left a lot to be desired when compared with rival 3G networks. But that is exactly why Verizon has invested so much time and effort to build a first-class LTE network with a massive nationwide footprint.
A Huawei executive wants the world's governments to stop considering wireless spectrum to be "an asset to be maximized for cash" and instead take a healthier view of radio frequencies as an enabler of social and economic development.