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August 20, 2009  11:45 AM

NSN’s 4G plans and strategic location for LTE center

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Ericsson, LTE, Nortel, NSN

NSN is opening a new LTE development center in Dallas, next door to the Nortel facilities, in effect, and thus able to draw on the labor pool from Nortel, much of which is willing to jump first and see how Ericsson might do...

August 17, 2009  12:39 PM

Verizon completes LTE test, discusses plans

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, LTE, Verizon

Verizon completed a two-city test of its LTE service to the hype and hyperbole of the press, but there are still no indications of what LTE will really mean to users because its price and...

July 23, 2009  12:38 PM

Mobile broadband growth has upside and problems

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, LTE, mobile broadband, Video, wireless

Mobile broadband traffic, primarily to smartphones, is growing primarily due to increased use of video content.

July 7, 2009  12:03 PM

Carrier handset antitrust review threatens LTE capex

Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, handsets, iPhone, LTE, telecom capex, wireless

The Department of Justice (DoJ)is apparently opening an inquiry into competitive practices in the telecom industry, a move that’s been tried before but failed because of turf objections from the FCC and its congressional...

May 27, 2009  10:16 PM

Voice over LTE models challenge vendors/operators

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, IMS, LTE, smartphones, VoIP, VoLGA

The impending LTE rollout is creating questions about how voice will be handled, and the answer may have a big impact on the fortunes of vendors. There are

May 21, 2009  1:02 PM

4G LTE adoption may depend on smartphone model

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, femtocells, LTE, Motorola, smartphones

The LTE transformation appears to be gaining momentum, even though it still looks like no significant investment will be made until 2010. We believe that a major factor in this is the decision by service providers to adopt a smartphone-pull model...

May 4, 2009  1:24 PM

BT sends signal on future voice services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, BT, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FMC, LTE, P2P, Skype, voice services, VoIP

A securities analyst has reported that BT may be slow-rolling 21CN and may in particular be rethinking its notion of migrating from TDM/PSTN voice to VoIP, at least in the near term. The information came out as it...

April 4, 2009  2:45 AM

Clearwire to deploy “developer sandbox”

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Cisco, Clearwire, Google, Intel, LTE, WiMAX, Wireless broadband

Clearwire is going to deploy a WiMAX “sandbox” network in Silicon Valley, supported in part by Google, Intel, and Cisco. Each of the backers has its own motives here, of...

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