Monday, April 28, 2014

Vodafone LTE Status: Traffic, Video, Carrier Aggregation, VoLTE, Video Broadcast

Some statements and slides from a recent Vodafone webinar on LTE (here):

  • Carrier aggregationInitial deployments in Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal to date; Speeds up to 300Mbps achieved

  • VoLTE: We will begin enabling VoLTE in Europe from H1 2014 and deployed in many markets in next 12 months
  • eMBMS - enabling the broadcast of video and content over 4G - 1st live eMBMS trials in Europe: Germany at Borussia Mönchengladbach's stadium (here)
  • Many more evolutions of 4G to come:
    • Network Function Virtualisation:  Migration of processing capabilities from dedicated network hardware to the Cloud
    • Self-Organizing Networks: Automatic optimization of radio networks, improving voice & data performance

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