T-Mobile US adds Nokia to LTE-U roster

Nokia Networks, in partnership with T-Mobile US, said it’s developing a “pre-standards” licensed assisted access (LAA) solution – otherwise known as LTE-U – that allows LTE to exploit unlicensed spectrum in the 5GHz frequency band (commonly used for Wi-Fi). T-Mobile …

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Ericsson adds unlicensed spectrum support to small cells

Swedish network giant Ericsson continued its small cell crusade with the announcement of license assisted access (LAA) to its small cell portfolio. This LTE technology allows users to tap into unlicensed spectrum, typically used by wifi, to augment their cellular performance.