Qualcomm Technologies, Verizon and Ericsson together successfully surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier, Ericsson said in a statement on August 21. The companies achieved an industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure with 1.07Gbps download speeds using Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem, the first to support Category 18 LTE, during an Ericsson lab trial.
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In a US wireless industry first, Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Technologies announced on August 2 they reached 953 Mbps (just under 1 gigabit per second) in a joint commercial network deployment in Boca Raton, Florida. While lab tests have shown comparable speeds in recent months, this is the fastest announced speed achieved in a real-world, dynamic network environment leveraging Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology.
Bell, Canada's largest communications company, announced it will launch an LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) network to support the rapidly increasing use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) in Canada.
A new report conducted by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) has found that the Internet of Things will make the Canadian telecommunications sector much more efficient - and claimed that the industry is competitive in comparison to other markets on a global basis.
American telecommunications conglomerate Comcast Corp have launched a new cloud-based service that allows users to control, manage and monitor its Wi-Fi usage. Comcast Corp which is the largest cable provider in the United States has launched the new services in an attempt to boost consumer loyalty in its broadband business.
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