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Monday, October 17, 2011

LTE watch Weekly Summary [10/10~10/16, 2011]

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LTE: Technology & Market (Interop NY 2011)
Presentation given at Interop New York 2011 (Oct. 7).


BelAir Networks First to Deliver Small Metrocell for Easy Outdoor Deployments with Integrated LTE+WiFi+3G and Wireless Backhaul Option
Source: BelAir Networks press release
BelAir Networks announced the general availability of the industry's first compact LTE+3G+Wi-Fi Metrocell with integrated wireless backhaul for easy outdoor deployments.

US Blocks Huawei LTE Bid
Source: Light Reading
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. 's latest effort to bid for a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network deal in the U.S. has been blocked by the U.S. government over national security concerns, The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday.


Business and Technology Complications Keep 4G Smartphones to Just 25% of the Volume in Five Years
Source: ABI Research
Shipments of 4G smartphones are expected to grow from 4.6 million in 2010 to 245 million in 2016. LTE smartphone shipments will surpass WiMAX smartphones in 2011 and grow at a 72% CAGR over the forecast period. Senior mobile devices analyst, Michael Morgan, notes, “Nearly all of the world’s mobile operators, including the largest, are supporting LTE. It is an important driver for the LTE ecosystem that dwarfs any other drivers of 4G in general or of WiMAX and LTE, specifically.”


MSF Completes Latest Global Interop Test: 27 Companies Join Successful Voice Over LTE Event
Source: MSF press release
The MSF (MultiService Forum) announced the successful completion of the first ever MSF VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) Interoperability Event, backed by the GSMA. The event was conducted in two host sites in Dusseldorf, Germany and Beijing, China.


Webinar: TD-LTE - Game winning touch down in the UHF end zone?
Source: GSMA
As data consumption over mobile networks continues to grow, the need for more efficient use of limited spectrum resources is becoming more critical. The latest addition to the LTE family of technologies promises to go some way towards delivering these efficiencies. Unpaired spectrum can now be used to deliver a similar experience to that found through the more prevalently used paired spectrum bands. In addition, TD-LTE presents a unique opportunity to harmonise use of spectrum across geographical regions, with positive implications for the economies of scale so crucial to the mobile industry.

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