The network equipment and devices will utilize the first 20 MHz of spectrum on the 5GHz band and give T-Mo additional LTE capacity, helping it to boost speeds. T-Mobile wasted no time in making its own announcement saying it is now deploying LTE-U in its network with the goal of having service available this spring. The move, T-Mobile said, will enable the carrier to bring its forthcoming Gigabit LTE service to more markets across the country down the line. "T-Mobile's built a track record of introducing new innovations first, including deploying more LTE Advanced technologies than anyone in the U.S. All that innovation means one thing - a fantastic customer experience".
The arguments got so heated that the FCC eventually had to mediate and instruct both sides to come up with a way for LTE-U and Wi-Fi to peacefully coexist. Thanks to LTE-U technology, T-Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of "underutilized unlicensed spectrum" on the 5GHz band. Even though the new testing is voluntary rather than required by the FCC, the Wi-Fi Alliance declared that it is satisfied with the result. As with its predecessor, LTE-U lets consumers connect to the internet from nearly anywhere they have cell service. The shared space will supplement existing LTE spectrum to improve wireless broadband speeds for folks. Hardware manufacturers like Qualcomm, Nokia and Ericsson are already onboard, and it's expected that others will join the race to fill the gap between LTE and 5G. Both companies had their equipment certified by the FCC on February 2.
Testing showed that mobile data networks can automatically reduce their usage of the 5GHz band in areas where there is heavy WiFi usage, and ramp it up in areas where the spectrum is under-used. The idea is to let mobile networks sense when WiFi and Bluetooth aren't using a particular channel, then apply LTE-U when a carrier's licensed network is congested.
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This was quite evident in the goal fest that took place between Manchester City and Monaco in the first leg of the last-16 tie. I never look at my stats", said De Bruyne when asked if he was anxious by his slump.
"Ericsson welcomes the FCC's approval of LTE-U", commented Glenn Laxdal, Head of Network Products, Ericsson North America.
In particular, the fight has pitted cable companies - whose customers rely on Wi-Fi routers to connect to the internet - against cellular carriers whose users are consuming an ever growing amount of mobile data.