Antenova Ltd. has released a LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones which covers the global LTE bands. The company’s extremely wideband and efficient antenna design is claimed to overcome the difficulty of covering all the LTE frequency bands without the use of switches or tunable active components, resulting in a lower cost LTE MIMO antenna system for smartphones.
Cassidian has launched the TB3s TETRA base station, which can be fitted with broadband LTE carriers. It includes the same powerful features as other TB3 series TETRA base stations, guarantees the same utter reliability, and can also house broadband LTE eNode equipment that enables LTE communications in addition to regular TETRA services.
Huawei and the Russian operator YOTA Networks have successfully launched the first commercial LTE network in Moscow. YOTA Networks decided to provide Mobile Broadband (MBB) based services enabled by a best of breed LTE network and selected Huawei as its preferred technology partner.
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has published an update to its Evolution to LTE Report, covering LTE FDD and LTE TDD system modes, which confirms 319 operators have committed to commercial LTE network deployments or are engaged in trials, technology testing or studies.
The OpenET Alliance, the industry association that promotes energy efficient wireless transmission through Envelope Tracking (ET), has announced its first wave of members, and the release of an updated interface specification for cellular terminals.
Alcatel-Lucent and Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) announced the deployment of a new 3G mobile broadband network in Ecuador. This will enable CNT to be the first in the country to offer its customers ‘converged’ services that can be accessed from both fixed and mobile devices and the network will also be ‘LTE and lightRadio™-ready’, another first for Ecuador.
The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), a project-funded research group operating in conjunction with the Department of Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland, is employing EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulator and EB MIMO OTA Application to provide wireless testing and research capabilities under the most realistic propagation conditions.
With the help of Ericsson, Japan’s eAccess claims to be the first operator in the world to launch a Mixed Mode solution for WCDMA and LTE. Thanks to Ericsson's Mixed Mode solution, eAccess can use the same radio frequency band for both LTE and WCDMA services.