LTE

NSN, China Mobile test TD-LTE femtocells

As LTE continues to gather industry momentum, vendors and operators are turning their attention to the problem of indoor coverage, which has dogged 3G deployments worldwide.

NSN claims first call on commercial LTE kit

Next generation wireless standard LTE continues to pick up steam, with infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks this week claiming to have made the world’s first call using commercial and standards compliant LTE kit.

MetroPCS commits to LTE

The final nail may have already been thought to have gone into the coffin of CDMA, but it looks like there are more to come as US-based CDMA operator MetroPCS joins the throng of those moving to LTE.

Nokia launches first LTE modem

Finnish handset giant Nokia brought LTE a step closer to commercial reality on Monday, as it introduced its first ever LTE capable internet modem.

T-Mobile reveals Austrian LTE testbed

International carrier T-Mobile has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first multi-user LTE test network “with mobility” in the Austrian city of Innsbruck. The German incumbent carrier worked with Chinese vendor Huawei to establish the network.

KDDI taps Motorola, NEC for LTE rollout

Second placed Japanese operator KDDI has tapped Motorola and NEC to build its LTE network, with an eye to launching commercial services in late 2012.

Verizon makes LTE data call

US carrier Verizon Wireless said Friday that it has completed its first successful LTE data calls in Boston and Seattle using the 3GPP Release 8 standard in the 700MHz spectrum.

NGMN Alliance seeks patent pool manager

Advisory body the NGMN Alliance made headway on its development of an IPR management framework on Monday as it seeks to avoid the wrangling that has beset previous mobile standards.

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.

Dell confirms plans to go mobile

PC manufacturer Dell has finally confirmed plans to make a play for the mobile space, although the focus might be more on mobile devices than mobile handsets.

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.

Nortel 4G patents may not be worth that much

Embattled Canadian vendor Nortel may have held on to some of its key LTE patents when it flogged much of its mobile business to Nokia Siemens Networks last month, but there is some debate as to whether that IPR will be the nice little earner Nortel hopes.

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