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Monday, July 25, 2011

LTE watch Weekly Summary [7/18~24, 2011]


Verizon Wireless expands LTE to 28 additional markets
Verizon Wireless, the US operator, has announced that it has extended its LTE network to an additional 28 markets, taking the total number of cities the network covers to 102. Areas now enjoying LTE include Colorado Springs, Portland, Oregon, and Honolulu.

Greenpacket, P1 and Sequans Collaborate on LTE Solutions including dual WiMAX/LTE
Source: Sequans press release
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A., Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P1), and global 4G networking solutions provider, Greenpacket, are working together to develop LTE solutions, including dual-mode 4G WiMAX/LTE solutions for Greenpacket’s global operator customers, including P1, its operator subsidiary in Malaysia. Greenpacket is testing Sequans technology to develop LTE and dual-mode WiMAX/LTE reference designs as part of its strategy to launch a complete ecosystem of 4G networking solutions and devices by the end of 2011.


LTE Gathers Momentum but Spectrum Challenges Still Remain, Says ABI Research
Source: ABI Research press release

China MIIT Official: Timing Of 4G Telecom License Issuance Depends On Technology Maturity
Source: Wall Street Journal
The timing of China's issuance of fourth-generation telecom licenses will depend on when 4G technology is mature, Zhang Feng, director of the telecommunications development department at China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.

LTE Spectrum Strategies: Licensing, band adoption and the challenge of global fragmentation
Source: Informa
We discussed which bands will prove the most popular for LTE and which markets will adopt them, as well the global licensing and adoption of spectrum for LTE based on Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest research.

Small Cell

DesignArt Networks delivers 3GPP Small Cell and Relay SoCs
Source: DesignArt Networks press release
DesignArt Networks announced the availability of several complete compact base station reference designs for the DAN3000 SoC family, including the availability of the DAN3000 LTE PHY software pack. Reference designs include several RF module options for the design of compact in- and outdoor LTE small cell products.

DesignArt Networks Solves Small Cell Backhaul Problem
Source: DesignArt Networks press release
DesignArt Networks announced the availability of its Unified Mobile Backhaul (UMB) software pack for gigabit+ wireless backhaul applications, suitable for all layers of the heterogeneous mobile radio access network (HetNet) evolution. Together with the software the company released a complete UMB evaluation kit and reference design.


Traffix Announces its Distributed Signaling Grid (G-SDC) as Part of its Diameter Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) for LTE Networks
Source: Traffix press release
Traffix Systems announced its Distributed Signaling Grid (G-SDC) consisting of an intelligent contextual routing layer that unifies multiple Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) nodes into a single, network-wide distributed system with centralized management.


4G Americas white paper on LTE Self-Optimized Networks (SON)
Source: 4G Americas

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