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  • Alcatel-Lucent plans smaller cells for mobile networks

    Alcatel-Lucent's next-generation mobile networks will use slimmed-down base stations that can be placed almost anywhere in order to improve coverage and mobile broadband performance, and cut costs for operators, the company said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs08 Feb. 11 01:21
  • Bharti Airtel's profits hit by Africa acquisition

    Revenues at India’s largest mobile operator surged in the last three months of 2010, but competition and higher spectrum costs, and increased interest payments ate into profits.

    Written by John Ribeiro02 Feb. 11 18:08
  • Advanced antennas, virtual modems to make networks greener

    The GreenTouch Consortium demonstrated its work Tuesday into how using large-scale antenna systems and virtual modems, along with splitting mobile networks into two parts, can help reduce energy consumption of operator networks by a factor of 1000.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs02 Feb. 11 04:01
  • Ericsson demonstrates HSPA at 168M bps

    Ericsson has demonstrated HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) with download speeds up to 168M bps (bits per second) and 24M bps on the uplink, the company said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 Feb. 11 05:13
  • Apple introducing iPad in India

    Apple will start offering the iPad in India on Friday, but its focus will be on sales through retailers, rather than bundling the device with service plans from mobile operators.

    Written by John Ribeiro28 Jan. 11 02:51
  • China 4G TD-LTE trials expected to last 18 months

    China has begun large-scale trials of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology known as TD-LTE, with the tests expected to last 18 months, according to the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

    Written by Michael Kan27 Jan. 11 20:32
  • FCC sets LTE as standard for public safety network

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has set Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the data standard for a nationwide mobile broadband network for public safety agencies that's been on the table for nearly a decade.

    Written by Grant Gross26 Jan. 11 06:41
  • India's mobile boom unabated, as 3G rolls out

    Large numbers of Indians are acquiring new mobile connections, which rose to 23 million in November, up from 19 million in the previous month.

    Written by John Ribeiro26 Jan. 11 05:18
  • Samsung, TeliaSonera launch LTE laptop

    Operator TeliaSonera has joined forces with Samsung Electronics to launch an LTE-equipped laptop, which will go on sale Friday in Sweden, they said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs26 Jan. 11 02:22
  • Femtocells may boost more than just cellular coverage: Study

    Femtocells will soon be able to improve home security, personal safety and help integrate smartphones with TVs, laptops and media players, in addition to improving cellular coverage in the home, ABI Research said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs18 Jan. 11 07:32
  • DoCoMo's LTE is quick, but quickly disappoints

    NTT DoCoMo's LTE (Long-Term Evolution) data network, launched in three of Japan's biggest cities on Dec. 24, promises speeds of up to ten times those of current 3G wireless. Over the last few days I've had a chance to test network performance in central Tokyo, and I found that while it does occasionally offer significantly faster downloads than 3G, the current LTE network generally under-performs and suffers from slow upload speeds.

    Written by Martyn Williams18 Jan. 11 08:49
  • Ericsson: Mobile broadband subscriptions will double in 2011

    The number of mobile broadband subscriptions will reach 1 billion before the end of 2011, boosted by faster networks and the growing popularity of smartphones, telecom vendor Ericsson said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs11 Jan. 11 22:30
  • 4G war of words is on

    Mobile operators were out in full force at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, promoting their improved data networks and unveiling new devices. But with their marketing efforts in overdrive, the operators may confuse rather than attract users.

    Written by Nancy Gohring11 Jan. 11 11:53
  • AT&T playing catch-up in 4G arms race

    With its major competitors talking the talk and walking the walk on 4G, AT&T gave the first signs today that it's feeling pressure to get its own 4G network started and completed in a hurry. Until now, AT&T has talked mainly about continuing on with its HSPA+ network and moving only gradually toward 4G LTE.

    Written by Mark Sullivan06 Jan. 11 08:10