With the grand launch of YTL Comms’ next-gen network today, it is important to put this development into perspective and ask some pertinent questions, writes Edwin Yapp.
Alcatel-Lucent and Globe Telecom will be upgrading the latter’s wireless network infrastructure from WiMax to LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD to enable ultra-broadband access technologies. The two have signed a confirmation of award covering the Philippine regions of Visayas and Mindanao.
LTE is out of the experimental stage and is being deployed worldwide. Operators in all markets are in the process of implementing LTE, but the emergence of the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions is set to challenge European and North American operators’ early lead, writes Chris Nicoll of Analysys Mason.
If there is one thing you could say about Michael Lai of P1 is that he is as tenacious a telco executive as they come. But it would seem that he too had reached his limits.
With the advent of Long Term Evolution (LTE), mobile operators are gearing up for what many industry observers believe to be one of the most important inflection points in the wireless business since the industry went from analogue to digital. Edwin Yapp explores why.
Long Term Evolution has been touted as the next-generation wireless standard that will move users to double-digit megabits per second surfing speeds. But how did it evolve, what are the challenges facing its implementation and how do we make sense of it all? Edwin Yapp seeks to unravel these complexities in a two-part article on LTE.