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Key Service Provider 4G Considerations

October 28, 2010 6:32 am | by Eran Eshed, Altair Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

When Sony launched Aibo in 1999, the product received much acclaim.  It was soon-after named one of “The Best of What’s New” products by Popular Science magazine, and held the promise of someday being “genuinely useful,” according to the magazine’s write-up.

U.S. at the Forefront of a Global Shift to LTE

October 28, 2010 6:07 am | by Jaikishan Rajaraman, GSMA | Articles | Comments

Is the U.S. on the cusp of becoming one of the world's most advanced exponents of mobile technology? After spending two decades largely out-of-step with the global mobile market, U.S. mobile operators are now right in the vanguard of the global move towards a single technology standard for high-speed mobile networks.

LTE, WiMAX Near 4G Status with ITU Vote

October 21, 2010 8:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) brought LTE and WiMAX one step closer to official 4G status at the close of a week-long meeting in Chongqing, China.


MetroPCS Launches LTE in Detroit

October 20, 2010 9:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

MetroPCS Communications today added Detroit to its list of commercial LTE deployments, joining Las Vegas and Dallas with monthly plans starting at $55...

At 4G World: HSPA+ the Perfect Complement to LTE

October 20, 2010 9:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the media may have created the perception that HSPA+ is in competition with LTE, a panel put on by 4G Americas arrived at a more amicable conclusion...

Broadcom Details Beceem Acquisition

October 14, 2010 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Broadcom will buy its way into the 4G chip market with its acquisition of Beceem, which it announced yesterday.

Part 3: Interoperability and QoS in LTE Networks

October 12, 2010 7:13 pm | by Keith Cobler, Tektronix Communications | Articles | Comments

As LTE technology becomes more widespread, concerns for the technology's interoperability and quality of service (QoS) is at the forefront.  As already evidenced, early phases of LTE network deployments will coexist with legacy technologies, which implies frequent inter-technology handovers between 3G systems such as UMTS.

Part 2: Mobile Network Evolution and the LTE Architecture

October 12, 2010 6:41 pm | by Keith Cobler, Tektronix Communications | Articles | Comments

Fourth Generation (4G) cellular, including LTE, is the latest in an ongoing series of innovations that respond to ever-changing wireless market demands, which began with analog cellular almost 30 years ago.


Part 1: Why LTE?

October 12, 2010 6:21 pm | by Keith Cobler, Tektronix Communications | Articles | Comments

According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), as of August 2010 there are 101 firm LTE network deployments planned or in progress in 41 countries around the world. By the end of 2010, GSA anticipates around 22 LTE networks in commercial service.

Verizon Details LTE Launch Plans

October 7, 2010 9:41 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO—Verizon Wireless took the lid off plans for its nationwide LTE network launch Wednesday at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show...

AT & T Preps Devices for LTE, HSPA+

October 6, 2010 9:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T is getting out ahead of its network plans with new HSPA+ and LTE-compatible devices.

LightSquared Lands $850M in Funding, Customers

October 4, 2010 8:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Mobile broadband startup LightSquared has landed its first customers and $850 million in financing to fund the build out of its ambitious hybrid satellite-terrestrial LTE network.

MetroPCS Lights Up LTE in Dallas

September 29, 2010 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MetroPCS today launched its LTE services in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with monthly plans starting at $55.


Seybold’s Take - Building LTE Networks

September 25, 2010 6:39 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

Verizon Wireless is about to launch the first part of its 700-MHz LTE broadband network, Metro PCS is doing the same, and AT&T is not far behind. In the rest of the world, there are many LTE networks being built and readied for launch on different portions of the spectrum.

Why WiMAX Is Wobbling

September 17, 2010 6:55 am | by Dan Warren, GSMA | Articles | Comments

So, why hasn't mobile WiMAX gained more traction? On paper, it has considerable promise – it uses many of the same advanced technologies as LTE, including OFDM and MIMO on the radio interface. But in practice...

Motorola, Ericsson Partner on Public Safety LTE

September 7, 2010 8:35 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola and Ericsson are collaborating on mobile broadband technology for the public safety sector, the companies announced today.

China Mobile Posts 31M Net Adds

August 19, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

China Mobile added 31.76 million customers over the first half of the year but faced intensifying competition and an increasingly saturated market.

Qualcomm Taps India LTE Partners

July 30, 2010 8:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Qualcomm is selling about a quarter of its stake for its India LTE venture to two Indian telecommunications companies...

Analysis - Network Migration Commotions at Sprint

July 17, 2010 8:51 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Articles | Comments

Analyst Keith Mallinson examines Sprint Nextel’s network migration path and the choices the carrier needs to make.

Seybold's Take - More Competition for LTE Providers?

July 17, 2010 8:41 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

Contributor Andrew Seybold argues that the FCC’s concerns about wireless competition – specifically when it comes to LTE – aren’t based on reality.

TD-LTE: A Threat to WiMAX?

July 15, 2010 11:33 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of WiMAX' death have been greatly exaggerated.

Q & A: Why Alvarion Added TD-LTE to 4G Lineup

July 13, 2010 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Alvarion President and CEO Eran Gorev and Ashish Sharma, the company's vice president of marketing, recently spoke about the company's decision to support TD-LTE, the implications of the standard on the WiMAX industry and why operators are interested in making the switch.

WiMAX Vendor Alvarion Adds TD-LTE

July 13, 2010 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

One week after the head of Alvarion's operations in India said at a conference that the company was adding support for TD-LTE...

What's Next for the Mobile Internet?

June 22, 2010 2:47 pm | by Merav Bahat, Flash Networks | Articles | Comments

More than a third of consumers in Western Europe will access the Internet from their mobile phones by 2014, according to a Forrester Research report released earlier this year.

All-Outdoor Microwave: The Greener Choice in Backhaul

June 4, 2010 10:00 am | by Amir Zoufonoun | Articles | Comments

Stating the obvious, networks are evolving rapidly and so too, are the configurations of microwave backhaul systems. Today network operators can choose among three distinct configurations: all-indoor, all-outdoor and split-mount systems.

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