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Monday, October 31, 2011

LTE watch Weekly Summary [10/24~10/30, 2011]


Motorola Solutions Brings First Commercial Release of Standards-based LTE Technology to Public Safety
Source: Motorola Solutions press release
Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced the commercial release of Motorola Public Safety LTE with shipments beginning on Nov. 11, 2011.

AT&T and Harris Corporation Form Alliance to Deliver Public Safety LTE Solutions
Source: Harris press release
AT&T and Harris Corporation are forming an alliance to develop and deliver next generation LTE wireless solutions for agencies and first responders whose lifesaving efforts depend on timely access to critical information.

ISCO Intl Introduces “Proteus® 4G” Spectrum Conditioning System for 4G / LTE Networks
Source: Business Wire
ISCO International introduced at the 4G World conference and exhibition in Chicago the 4G / LTE version of its Proteus® spectrum conditioning system.

D2 Technologies Partners with Altair Semiconductor to Create Ultra-Low Power 4G VoLTE Communications Solution
Source: D2 Technologies press release
D2 Technologies announced that it has partnered with one of the world’s leading suppliers of commercial semiconductor solutions for FDD/TDD LTE, Altair Semiconductor, to meet the demand for turnkey LTE solutions.

Verizon hints at Q4 nationwide launch of in-home LTE service
Source: FierceWireless
Verizon Communications appears to be gearing up to offer fixed, in-home LTE Internet service sometime in the fourth quarter as an alternative to satellite broadband service. The carrier's plans, disclosed during the company's quarterly conference call last week and highlighted by DSLReports, appear to be an expansion of a test Verizon ran in Erie, Pa., with DirecTV.

VelaTel Signs Agreement to Provide 4G Network in China
Source: VelaTel press release
US-based VelaTel Global Communications announced it has entered into a Business Agreement with New Generation Special Network Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (NGSN) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Sprint Plans LTE-Advanced Launch in 2013
Source: Light Reading
Sprint Nextel Corp. is cracking along with plans to speed up its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network even before the initial 4G service goes live in 2012.

AlcaLu Tackles Video Calling on LTE
Source: Light Reading
Alcatel-Lucent is aiming to help the wireless operators play a role in the growing market for two-way mobile video chat with a new communications platform for Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.

Verizon to use small cells to supplement LTE
Source: FierceWireless
Verizon Wireless will deploy small cell technology to supplement its LTE coverage and help manage its network capacity.

Sprint Discloses Tentative Deal with Clearwire On LTE
Source: Forbes
Sprint said it has agreed to work closely with Clearwire on its planned LTE network roll out.


JDSU Introduces LTE Drive Test Smartphone App
Source: JDSU press release
JDSU today that its drive test solution now offers wireless carriers an LTE network analysis tool accessible through an Android™ smartphone.

WebNMS Launches KPI Dashboard and Reporting Engine for 4G/LTE
Source: Marketwire
WebNMS unveiled its KPI Dashboard and Reporting Engine for 4G / LTE device and network management.

Ixia Announces Ultra-High-Scale X800 Appliance for 3G and 4G/LTE Validation
Source: Ixia press release
Ixia announced the availability of its IxCatapult X800 appliance, used for ultra-high-scale capacity validation of 3G and 4G/LTE mobile networks.

Tektronix announce new software enhancements for LTE to its Access Monitoring solutions
Source: Tektronix press release
Tektronix Communications announced new software enhancements to its Access Monitoring solutions, which help Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs) and mobile network operators quickly transition to LTE by improving visibility and analysis of their mobile network.

Keynote SIGOS Launches End-To-End LTE Testing Solution
Source: Business Wire
Keynote SIGOS announced SIGOS Integrated Test EnvironmentTM (SITE) 2.5.


Huawei to Launch TV White Space LTE TDD System Trial
Source: Huawei press release
Huawei announced the successful launch of a TV White Space (TVWS) LTE TDD system trial.

NetAmerica Goes Live With 4G LTE Pilot Network
Source: NetAmerica Alliance press release
NetAmerica Alliance, LLC announced that it has deployed and has gone live with its 4G LTE pilot network, offering mobile broadband service in rural America.

Minerva Platform Powers Successful Delivery of Advanced Television Services over 4G LTE Network in Texas
Source: Minerva Networks press release
Minerva Networks announced that its new xTVFusion 5 for Broadband TV platform has been successfully deployed by MobiNet, (a new business division of Etex), which has successfully tested the delivery of television services over a 4G LTE network in northeastern Texas.


LTE's Immaturity in the US
Source: Light Reading
Don't expect a consistent experience across fledgling Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in the U.S., judging from the findings of a recent benchmark study by Signals Research Group.

1X Advanced, Rev. B or EV-DO Advanced: The CDMA network migration path is unclear
Source: FierceBroadbandWireless
The name of the game these days is growing network capacity by upgrading to faster data technology. HSPA+ has been successfully bumping up data speeds and giving W-CDMA-based mobile operators more capacity to work with--even as they deploy LTE networks. But for CDMA, moving beyond today's 1xEV-DO Rev. A networks isn't as clear cut.

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