European LTE data roaming increased by 800% in 2017

Mobile data services outfit BICS has published its data for 2017 and it reveals some interesting trends in LTE consumption. The most dramatic data point is an 800% year-on-year increase in LTE data roaming traffic in the EU, apparently driven by the ... ( read original story ...)

EU roaming revolution boosts LTE traffic, BICS finds

LTE roaming traffic growth exploded by up to 800 percent during the summer last year, as the European Union's abolition of roaming charges came into effect, according to annual research from wholesale carrier BICS. The Proximus-owned company's latest ... ( read original story ...)

Global LTE traffic doubled in 2017, according to BICS

Europe saw a massive 800% growth in data roaming during the summer months following the introduction of new EU roaming rules, while LTE traffic doubled in 2017, according to roaming figures from BICS. The most recent figures from the wholesale carrier ... ( read original story ...)

5G phones could debut in late 2019

The nation will step up its push to commercialize fifth-generation mobile communication technology, with 5G-ready smartphones likely to come out in late 2019, experts said. The comments came as the country aims to get pre-commercial 5G telecom equipment ... ( read original story ...)

A1 hits 1.5GBps in Gigabit LTE trial

Austria’s A1 has used carrier aggregation and other Gigabit LTE techniques to hit speeds of 1.5GBps over its 4G network. The trial with Nokia, conducted at A1’s research lab in Vienna, combined slices of spectrum across the 800MHz, 1800MHz, 2.1GHz and ... ( read original story ...)

BEREC plans for 2018: prioritise 5G and superfast networks

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (Berec) has identified enabling 5G connectivity as a key priority for 2018, according to its incoming chairperson. Johannes Gungl is the managing director of the Department of Telecommunications ... ( read original story ...)