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LTE Networks in Philippines – 2013 Forecast & TrendsAn Epic Battle

“Anything you can do I can do better.” That’s the name of the tune in the Philippines as the the country’s two telecommunication giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications Inc. battle for Long Term Evolution (LTE) service dominance. When it comes to LTE Networks in Philippines – 2013  Forecast & Trends, the current state has 4G technology launched, with two vendors competing for bragging rights of the best service performance.

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LTE Networks in Malaysia – 2013 Forecast & TrendsOn its Way!

Like many other countries in South Asia, Malaysia is on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) track and garnering speed every day! Let’s take a closer look at just how near launching the country is with LTE Networks in Malaysia- 2013 Forecast & Trends. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced on December 5, 2012, the allocation of the highly-anticipated 2,600MHz wireless platform, which will pave the way for LTE and 4G launches for Maylaysian wireless customers. According to savemoney.my, This launch will allow wireless operators to offer mobile broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
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LTE Networks in Malaysia – 2013 Forecast & TrendsOn its Way!

Like many other countries in South Asia, Malaysia is on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) track and garnering speed every day! Let’s take a closer look at just how near launching the country is with LTE Networks in Malaysia- 2013 Forecast & Trends. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced on December 5, 2012, the allocation of the highly-anticipated 2,600MHz wireless platform, which will pave the way for LTE and 4G launches for Maylaysian wireless customers. According to savemoney.my, This launch will allow wireless operators to offer mobile broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
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LTE Networks in Thailand – 2013 Forecast & TrendsTrials Underway

It’s a country ahead of the curve in many areas, but wireless innovation is not one of them. But don’t count them out just yet. One high-profile Thailand mobile operator is right on the cusp of launching Long Term Evolution (LTE), as promised. What is the status? Trial and error! Let’s dive into understanding the hold up for LTE Networks in Thailand – 2013 Forecast & Trends.

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LTE Networks in Singapore – 2013 Forecast & Trends

Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Singapore is locked, and loaded? The latter is not quite there yet, but wireless networks in the country forge on. Let’s cover LTE Networks in Singapore – 2013 Forecast & Trends. According to techgoondu, 4G technology launched in late 2012 and the challenge now is in convincing wireless users that LTE is a viable offering for smartphone users in Singapore. Wireless juggernauts in Singapore such as MobileOne (M1) and SingTel have both jumped on the 4G bandwagon, and launched LTE technology. The other big provider, StarHub has said it will launch LTE sometime in 2013. This year, the big push will be transferring 3G and other legacy wireless subscribers onto the 4G network.
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LTE Interview QuestionsKnowing What to Ask

Long Term Evolution is something we have all heard of, and hopefully understand. It is a complex technology with hefty goals, and when fully launched will make our wireless experience faster and more efficient. But there still may be questions you have or you may be planning to further your LTE knowledge, and need to know which LTE interview questions to ask. To help you navigate, we’ve listed some of the most frequently asked questions, when it comes to LTE.  To make sure you feel confident and have an understanding at least at an introductory level, we’ve also provided answers to some of the most basic LTE-related questions. Here are some popular ones, according to LteWorld:

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Master LTE with the Help of an LTE Network Diagram

Understanding Long Term Evolution (LTE) can sometimes be difficult as the technology is very complex.

LTE Architecture Overview

When it comes to the EPS game, the bearer is the quarterback. The white paper notes that EPS uses these bearers to route IP traffic from a gateway in the pocket data network (PDN) to the user equipment (UE). A bearer is an IP packet flow with a defined quality of service (QoS) between the gateway and the UE. These bearers allow Internet access. They also run services such as Voice over IP (VoIP), and are often associated with a QoS.

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GPRS NetworkGiving an Arm and a Leg to GSM

LTE LTE LTE! It’s all we’ve been talking about. But as mentioned in previous articles, it is important to appreciate our past, GSM specifically. One integral part of the GSM network is the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), a non-voice service added to existing TDMA networks, one of the 2.5G technology upgrades. TDMA is the underlying transport mechanism used by GSM networks. GPRS provides the transmission of IP packets over existing cellular networks.

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ICIC LTEAddressing Inter-Cell Interference Issues

With the continued massive rollout of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and more and more operators becoming obsessed with staying up to date, the issues of limited spectrum remains. Multi-layer heterogeneous network layout including small cell base stations are  key for further enhancements of the spectral efficiency achieved in mobile communication networks. As operators move forward with this plan, inter-cell interference is becoming the limiting factor when it comes to achieving not only high average user satisfaction, but  also when trying to achieve satisfaction for as many users as possible. Therefore, according to Nomor Research, researchers are focusing on inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) when defining next generation mobile communication standards, such as LTE-A (LTE Advanced). But ICIC LTE itself is an issues that comes as no surprise.

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Master LTE with the Help of an LTE Network Diagram

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a complex technology, and most of could use a hand understanding it. This can be helped with LTE Network Diagrams. But first, we need to establish a general definition of this new, vivacious network and its architecture. In order to provide today’s users with that fast connections, LTE  relies on radio access and employs non-radio aspects with System Architecture Evolution (SAE), which includes the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network. In Alcatel Lucent’s strategic white paper The LTE Network Architecture: A comprehensive tutorial, authors Sudeep Palat and Phillip Godin explain how together, LTE and SEA comprise the EPS.

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HSPA or LTE? That is the Question

Today, there actually are not many questions when it comes to the HSPA LTE debacle. The answer is clear, Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the future. Upgrading to LTE technology is part of the natural upgrade process. But, how do they differ? Let’s dig deeper into the HSPA or LTE conversation.

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LTE BasicsExplaining the Network in Terms You Understand

LTE (long term evolution) is everywhere and its time you understood the LTE basics. If you’re not already using your smartphone on this new and improved network, chances are you will be doing so soon. But before you can appreciate LTE, you must fully understand it. To help accomplish this, let’s go over the LTE basics.
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LTE MBMSDelivering Broadcast and Multicast Services at LTE Speed

Like any other wireless network, LTE (long term evolution) is only as good as its components. This means delivery of services is extremely important. This is now achieved with LTE MBMS (multimedia broadcast multicast services). LTE MBMS is a point-to-multipoint interface that delivers broadcast and multicast services, both within a cell and the core network. When it comes to broadcast transmission across multiple cells, LTE MBMS utilizes single-frequency network configurations. This will ensure more efficient delivery of applications such as mobile TV, radio broadcasting, file delivery and emergency alerts.
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3G Call Flow: GSM vs. CDMA

Call flow describes the process by which a network routes a call to a mobile device. Even LTE devices still use 3G networks for most voice calls. 3G call flow is different in a GSM network than in a CDMA network. In the United States, AT&T and T-Mobile operate GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks, while Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel operate CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) networks.
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LTE APNMobile Devices Making Data Connections must be Configured with an LTE APN

Within the Long Term Evolution (LTE) network infrastructure are many LTE identifiers that help move things along. One of these identifiers is LTE APN. The help that APN  brings is specifically important, as it is responsible for connectivity requests, which basically means it’s the one left asking for permission when it comes time to connect to another network. This is a constant and necessary task for the LTE network. (more…)

LTE Quality of ServiceBearers Help with LTE Quality of Service

When it comes to deploying 4G broadband wireless networks and deciding what to focus on, LTE quality of service reigns supreme. This new and improved network was designed to meet increased data demands. This means the LTE quality of service (QoS) must be top notch. A best case scenario would feature a highly-flexible QoS framework that is built to withstand future challenges.
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LTE MMEA Core Connector for LTE

As mobile network operators and carriers transition into Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, they are faced with the challenge of marrying a successful, running network with increased capacity demands. They must also adhere to the core network architecture of 3GPP’s LTE wireless communication standard, known as System Architecture Evolution (SAE). LTE MME lends a hand.
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GUTI – understanding the unique ID in LTE

What is the GUTI?

In LTE, the GUTI is the Globally Unique Temporary ID, and identifies the mobile device to the LTE network. The GUTI is assigned to the device by the Mobility Management Entity (MME), the access network’s primary control node. By allocating a temporary ID to the device, the MME maintains the security of the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identification) when transmitting over radio interface.
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