Category: 4G/LTE


Ericsson wins Nortel LTE, CDMA auction

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson emerged as the highest bidder for Nortel’s LTE and CDMA assets in a 12 hour auction which took place on Friday.

RIM attacks Nortel for rejecting offer for CDMA, LTE assets

Canadian handset vendor Research In Motion (RIM) has come out swinging against compatriot firm Nortel, alleging that the infrastructure vendor, which is in the process of selling itself off, has obstructed its attempts to purchase assets.

Denmark to auction 4G spectrum

Denmark this week got the auction process for its 2.5GHz spectrum underway, with the National IT and Telecom Agency (NITA) announcing a public consultation on the auction.

Ericsson sets up 4G lab in South Korea

Swedish kit vendor Ericsson said Monday it has struck a deal with the South Korean government to set up a 4G research and development facility in one of the world’s most technologically advanced countries.

XG field testing WiMAX, LTE rival tech.

Secretive US startup XG Technology is still pitching its wares, claiming this week that it is field testing its obscure wireless broadband platform.

Coming soon

Thomas Noren, head of Product Line LTE at Ericsson’s Networks business unit talks to telecoms.com about his confidence in the future that LTE will bring.

HSPA no threat to WiMAX, says Intel

Despite the rollout of HSPA networks gathering pace around the world, with the top-end of the HSPA range (without MIMO) offering peak downlink rates of 14.4Mbps, it does not unduly concern Siavash Alamouti, CTO of Intel’s Mobile Wireless Group.

TeliaSonera demos live LTE connection

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera’s Norwegian subsidiary Netcom, claimed Thursday to have achieved a world first by connecting to the internet over a live commercial LTE network in Oslo.

Clearwire CEO sees no threat from LTE

“LTE is going to have some disadvantages,” says Bill Morrow, Clearwire CEO. Speaking to telecoms.com about the potential ‘threat’ from LTE in light of Verizon’s plans to roll out the rival ‘4G’ technology in 20 to 30 US markets by the end of next year.

LTE World Summit 2009 Show Highlights

LTE World Summit 2009, by far the best attended LTE event in the telecoms industry, is now over for 2009. Thank you to everyone that attended and contributed to 2009’s extremely successful show and ensure you visit the website at www.lteconference.com for more information regarding 2010’s event.

Ericsson, TeliaSonera launch ‘commercial’ LTE site

Ericsson has underlined its ‘4G’ supplier credentials with the launch in Stockholm of what it says is a ‘commercial’ LTE site. Rolled out in partnership with TeliaSonera, the site is not strictly commercial, since there are no paying customers on it, but it will form part of the Nordic carrier’s commercial LTE network in Sweden’s capital city, which is scheduled to go live in 2010.

Finland paves way for 4G rollout

Finnish carriers TeliaSonera, Elisa and DNA have all been allocated additional wireless spectrum, potentially allowing them to start building out 4G mobile networks immediately.

LTE, WiMAX to boost stickiness, stop churn, save revenues

Next generation wireless technologies such as 3G LTE and Mobile WiMAX will prompt operators to adopt an ‘open access’ mentality, allowing any client device to connect to the network. This will lead to higher service stickiness and reduced churn, analysts say.

DoCoMo squeezes 120Mbps out of LTE

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday that it has successfully field tested LTE technology, claiming wireless transmissions in the range of 120Mbps in an urban environment.

WiMAX and the regulator

WiMAX supporters can claim with some justification that telecom regulators, in some of the world’s key markets, are dampening the technology’s growth prospects in the near term through overlong periods of ‘consultation’. India is an obvious example. Ongoing disputes between different government departments, blurred divisions of responsibility between the regulator (TRAI) and the Department of […]

WiMAX to outpace LTE over next few years

Due to its head start on commercial deployment, mobile WiMAX will outpace LTE over the next few years. So says In-Stat, a market research firm, from findings in its latest report, ‘The Road to 4G: LTE and WiMAX Lead the Way’.

MWC is quieter, but major noise surrounds mobile broadband

The Mobile World Congress was noticeably quieter this year but nonetheless produced a number of announcements that should increase the already considerable momentum behind mobile broadband. What was significant, and encouraging, was a theme of companies forming partnerships. Although commercial gain is obviously the main impetus behind these partnerships, they should also have the desired […]

When it comes to the crunch

The world is in the grip of a serious credit crunch and no sector will escape unscathed. While it is unlikely that we will see scenes of devastation to compare with the telecoms collapse of 2001 – 2002, the mobile industry will be hit hard and forced to adapt. ‘Recession’ is an emotive word in […]

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