4G Americas White Papers

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4G Americas White Papers:
 
(October 2014) By 4G Americas
This white paper details the benefits of innovation in regulatory policy and its ability to provide a potentially helpful tool for the shortfall of available spectrum resources.
 
(October 2014) By 4G Americas
This white paper discusses the importance of an optimized RF Front-End design and architecture that must support new and fragmented spectrum bands without sacrificing performance of the device.
 
(August 2014) By 4G Americas
This white paper compares the mobile broadband technologies of today, as well as the future technologies that are being standardized or planned, and their ability to deliver greater performance in the increasingly complex and challenging mobile computing industry.
 
(June 2014) By 4G Americas
Snapshot of global 5G initiatives at the first quarter of 2014.
 
(June 2014) By 4G Americas
This white paper summarizes SPDY’s immediate and long-term impacts on the mobile broadband ecosystem and wireless technology architectures. 
 
(May 2014) By 4G Americas
This white paper provides a synopsis of a report originally released in October 2013. It examines new technology enhancements and innovative spectrum policy approaches that are currently being developed as building blocks to address the massive data challenge.
 
Executive Summary Inside 3GPP Release 12: Understanding the Standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced Enhancements
(March 2014) By 4G Americas
This summary is intended to provide a brief review of some of the key specifications and enhancements outlined in 3GPP Release 12.
 
(February 2014) By 4G Americas
This white paper provides an in-depth look at 3GPP Release 11 and Release 12 technology standards, including HSPA+, LTE-Advanced and Machine Type Communications.
 
(October 2013) By 4G Americas
Key technology and policy innovations are needed to resolve the impending spectrum crisis. This white paper details the changes and innovations that can make a difference.
 
(October 2013) By 4G Americas
This white paper outlines the enhancements of Self Organizing Network (SON) features in 3GPP Release 11 and addresses the multi-vendor aspects of SON and its deployment challenges and opportunities.
 
(September 2013) By 4G Americas
This white paper explores the current state of Wi-Fi/Cellular integration and makes specific recommendations to enhance key components: Wi-Fi network selection and traffic steering, referred to as Intelligent Network Selection (INS).
 
(September 2013) By 4G Americas
This white paper explains challenges to deliver a uniform Internet access network and recommendations to enable a good quality of experience for customers particularly in the Latin America region.
 
(August 2013) By 4G Americas
This white paper examines fundamental technology dynamics and analytically compares mobile technologies on measureable aspects, including data speeds for the uplink and downlink, latency, spectral efficiency and market basis.
 
The current status of spectrum available in 19 Latin America countries is analyzed and compared to the ITU target spectrum allocations for 2015—uncovering evidence of the need for more allocations.
 
Executive Summary – 3GPP Release 11: Understanding the Standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced Enhancements
(August 2013) By 4G Americas
This summary is intended to provide a brief review of some of the key specifications in 3GPP Release 11.

MIMO and Smart Antennas for Mobile Systems

(July 2013) By 4G Americas
The progress made with MIMO and Smart Antennas is featured in this white paper that details MIMO techniques and antenna configurations that have helped meet the burgeoning growth in mobile broadband demand.

Supporting Wireless Video Growth and Trends

(April 2013) By 4G Americas
This report uncovers the challenges and solutions to deliver video over mobile networks today and in the future.

Mobile Broadband Acceleration in the Americas

(December 2012) By 4G Americas
This white paper highlights both the progress and the challenges of mobile broadband throughout the Americas region offering potential solutions and best practices for the acceleration of technology for social, economic and educational benefit.

Analysis of Transitioning to NG9-1-1 from a Wireless Service Provider Perspective

(December 2012) By 4G Americas
This white paper explains the implementation path of wireless service providers’ networks from existing emergency 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) voice services to Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) voice and multimedia services.

4G Mobile Broadband Evolution: Release 10, Release 11 and Beyond - HSPA, SAE/LTE and LTE-Advanced

(October 2012) By 4G Americas
The white paper provides an in-depth examination of the innovations in 3GPP Release 10, details on Release 11 and planning for Release 12 and beyond from a technical, business and applications standpoint.
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MIMO and Smart Antennas for Mobile Broadband Networks

(October 2012) By 4G Americas
Key developments in MIMO and Smart Antennas, the practical aspects of deploying smart antenna systems in Radio Access Systems (RAS) and detailed information on the new antenna systems are covered in this white paper.

Developing & Integrating A High Performance HET-NET

(October 2012)  By 4G Americas
This detailed technical report addresses the key challenges of heterogeneous networks, including important opportunities and enablers as well as recommendations for deploying successful heterogeneous networks.

The Benefits of Digital Dividend

(September 2012) By 4G Americas
This white paper outlines the important spectrum harmonization decisions regulators are facing regarding the Digital Divided 700 MHz spectrum in the Americas region.

Mobile Broadband Explosion: The 3GPP Wireless Evolution

(August 2012) By Rysavy Research for 4G Americas
This white paper discusses the evolution and capabilities of HSPA and LTE relative to other primary competing technologies.
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HSPA+LTE Carrier Aggregation

(June 2012) By 4G Americas
This white paper outlines a potential new technique for further integrating HSPA and LTE with carrier aggregation, which is being considered at 3GPP and will build upon existing standards to utilize limited spectrum to the fullest.

New Wireless Broadband Applications and Devices: Understanding the Impact on Networks

(May 2012) By 4G Americas
This report addresses the impact of applications, devices and end user behavior on mobile network congestion.

Delivering Voice Using HSPA

(February 2012) By 4G Americas
This white paper describes the technological features that are being developed for Voice over HSPA (VoHSPA) and recent simulations that substantiate the anticipated benefits of VoHSPA.

4G Mobile Broadband Evolution: 3GPP Release 10 and Beyond - HSPA+, SAE/LTE and LTE-Advanced - Update

(January 2012) By 4G Americas
This document is an updated version of the February 2011 white paper and includes a new Appendix A: Detailed Member Progress and Plans on Release 99 through Release 10 and updated deployment and subscriber information.

The Benefits of Using LTE in Digital Dividend Spectrum

(November 2011) By 4G Americas
This white paper outlines the key advantages of using the Digital Dividend spectrum for mobile broadband, particularly LTE technology, to encourage regulators to move quickly toward allocating this spectrum for mobile broadband.

The Evolution of HSPA: The 3GPP Standards Progress for Fast Mobile Broadband Using HSPA+

(October 2011) By 4G Americas
This white paper highlights some of the key HSPA+ features from 3GPP Rel-7 to Rel-10 that have been standardized to address the mobile data explosion and examines a number of upcoming work and study items that are being considered for Rel-11 to further improve mobile broadband capabilities.

Mobile Broadband Connected Future: From Billions of People to Billions of Things

(October 2011) By Yankee Group, commissioned by 4G Americas
This independent analyst report explores the opportunity for connected devices and why the 3GPP family of technologies provides a solid foundation for connected device growth.
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Mobile Broadband Explosion: 3GPP Broadband Evolution to IMT-Advanced

(September 2011) By Rysavy Research for 4G Americas
This white paper explains the evolution of 3GPP technologies and the ITU roadmap that leads to IMT-Advanced and beyond.
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Evaluation of Short-Term Interim Techniques for Multimedia Emergency Services

(August 2011) By 4G Americas
This white paper examines the potential short-term techniques that could be utilized through the use of existing technologies and PSAPs to provide non-voice emergency services for people with disabilities.

Self-Optimizing Networks: The Benefits of SON in LTE
(July 2011) By 4G Americas
This white paper describes key SON features contained in 3GPP LTE Release 8, Release 9 and Release 10 and how these capabilities will positively impact network operations in the evolved LTE network.

Coexistence of GSM, HSPA and LTE

(May 2011) By 4G Americas
White paper that explains the end-to-end considerations for the successful coexistence of GSM, HSPA and LTE technologies and migratory aspects from 3GPP Rel-7 to Rel-8 and beyond.

Optimizing the Mobile Application Ecosystem

(April 2011) By 4G Americas
The white paper outlines the mobile industry’s challenges in handling the increasing demand of data traffic and identifies some potential strategies to enable ways to support and manage this traffic growth.

Sustaining the Mobile Miracle: A 4G Americas Blueprint for Securing Mobile Broadband Spectrum in this Decade

(March 2011) By 4G Americas
This white paper focuses on strategies and policies addressing the need for additional spectrum for mobile broadband services and provides a guide for securing a bright mobile broadband future to serve society’s wireless and technology needs.

4G Mobile Broadband Evolution: 3GPP Release 10 and Beyond - HSPA+, SAE/LTE and LTE-Advanced

(February 2011) By 4G Americas
A report explaining 3GPP standards including IMT-Advanced, HSPA+ enhancements and the introduction of LTE-Advanced, and the planning for Release 11 and beyond.