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Optimisation to breathe new life into 3G networks

Optimisation to breathe new life into 3G networks

Mobile broadband is fast becoming the key revenue driver for operators, yet key players are providing a sluggish user experience based on webpage size and download performance.

Motorola Solutions is licensing patents from Microsoft

Nokia takes Apple to court over patent claims

Big shot IP lawyers must have been rubbing their hands greedily this week when leading handset vendor Nokia filed suit against Apple for infringing on its patents for GSM, UMTS 3G and wifi.

China and EU edge closer to end a long-standing telecoms dispute

SK Telecom sells out of China Unicom

South Korean carrier SK Telecom has sold its entire 3.8 per cent stake in China Unicom back to the Chinese firm after incurring a loss on the investment.

Greenland's only operator to introduce 3G

Greenland gets 3G network

Greenland’s only mobile operator, Tele Greenland, has struck a deal with Nokia Siemens Networks to bring 3G services to the far north of Western Europe.

India 3G auction may happen sooner than expected

India 3G auction may happen sooner than expected

Analysts have reason to believe that the long awaited Indian 3G spectrum auction may take place sooner rather than later, although its expected impact on competition and technology is thought to be vastly overstated.

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O2 UK – a data king with patchy 3G coverage

Mobile operator O2 UK may be asserting it authority as the country’s data king by inking exclusivity deals with both Apple for the iPhone and Palm for the Pre, but 3G coverage maps released by the UK watchdog this week may take some of the wind out of its sails.

XG field testing WiMAX, LTE rival tech.

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.

Wi-Fi Alliance claims to make public access easier.

DoCoMo takes 35 per cent of PacketVideo

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo on Sunday acquired a 35 per cent stake in multimedia software firm PacketVideo, owned by wireless broadband vendor NextWave Wireless.

Cosmote swoops on Zapp in Romania

Cosmote swoops on Zapp in Romania

Greek carrier Cosmote has signed an agreement to acquire Romanian mobile operator Telemobil, which operates under the brand Zapp.

Revenue from Latin America now accounts for 49 per cent of Telefonica's overall turnover

2008 – the year of 3G for Latin America

Almost every Latin American mobile operator launched 3G services in 2008, as the region’s carriers scrambled to push data services in order to offset falling voice revenues and satisfy consumers’ growing hunger for value added products.

Could all frequencies up to 5GHz one day be used for mobile broadband?

Finland blazes UMTS900 trail

The Finns have long been at the forefront of the spectrum refarming movement, and the deployment of 3G in the 900MHz band made further headway this week with TeliaSonera.

MTS launches indoor 3G in Moscow

MTS launches indoor 3G in Moscow

Leading Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said this week that it has switched on its first phase 3G network in Moscow.

WiMAX 2, based on IEEE 802.16m standards, is expected to be finalised in November of 2010

T-Mobile USA unleashes 3G modem

Now that T-Mobile USA has finally got reasonable coverage on its 3G network, the company is ready to push usage with the launch of its first 3G modem.

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