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Monday, November 21, 2011

LTE watch Weekly Summary [11/14~11/20, 2011]


Qualcomm Pursues 4G Push-To-Talk
Source: Light Reading
Qualcomm Inc. is working toward offering push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities over 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) but expects it to be several years before the walkie-talkie style functionality becomes commercially available.

Backhaulin' LTE in London
Source: Light Reading
There's an interesting wireless backhaul story in the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial announcement from Telefónica UK Ltd. 's O2. For the first time, O2 is throwing a point-to-multipoint system into the wireless backhaul mix for its nine-month LTE trial in London. Point-to-multipoint is not a typical wireless backhaul technology choice as operators usually use point-to-point systems in developed markets, and it's one of the several alternatives being talked about recently for LTE and small cell mobile networks.

SK Tel says to deploy LTE networks nationwide by April 2012
Source: Reuters
SK Telecom, South Korea's top mobile carrier, said that it planned to deploy Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks nationwide by April next year, eight months ahead of schedule, hoping that adoption of the faster service will boost sales.

LightPointe ushers in next wave of advanced 80 GHz e-band point-to-point Ethernet bridge solutions
Source: LightPointe press release
LightPointe announced the availability of new 70/80 GHz 4G/LTE backhaul solutions.

Qualcomm Announces Commercial Availability of Gobi 4000 Platform for 4G LTE Connectivity
Source: Qualcomm press release
Qualcomm Incorporated announced availability of Gobi™ 4000, its latest addition to the Gobi family of embedded data connectivity platforms.

Xilinx Announces Key Connectivity IP Cores for Next Generation LTE and LTE-A Wireless Infrastructure Equipment
Source: Xilinx press release
Xilinx, Inc. announced the availability of three key connectivity IP cores that are vital for building programmable, flexible and cost effective 3G+/4G wireless base stations.

Cox to Stop Offering Wireless Service
Source: Wall Street Journal
Cox Communications Inc., one of the country's largest cable companies, said it is ending its foray into offering wireless phone service, forcing customers from San Diego to Rhode Island to switch to another carrier.


GCF Activates Certification for Dual-Mode LTE/3G Devices
Source: GCF press release
GCF Certification is now able to provide assurance that dual-mode LTE/3G (UMTS/WCDMA) devices can hand-off sessions between the two radio-access technologies (RAT) in ways that conform to the relevant 3GPP standards.


Mindspeed Demonstrates Small Cell Development Solution for LTE Networks
Source: Mindspeed press release
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. announced a demonstrable prototyping solution that enables base station designers to efficiently productize future small cell designs based on Mindspeed®’s award-winning Transcede® family of wireless baseband processors.


Clearwire gets a boost from China Mobile's TD-LTE progress
Source: Fierce Wireless
China Mobile said it hopes to complete the next phase of its TD-LTE network trials by June and is pushing to get device makers, including Apple, on board with the network technology. China Mobile's progress is a boost to Clearwire, which announced in September that it will collaborate with China Mobile to speed up the development of TD-LTE devices.

LTE TDD: Asia's Hot Tech
Source: Light Reading
Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (LTE TDD) is all set to be a globally deployed next-generation mobile technology in years to come, but just now all the major action appears to happening in Asia/Pacific.

1800MHz spectrum key to global success of LTE services, GSA study shows
Source: GSA
A new report from GSA – the Global mobile Suppliers Association, demonstrates the strong appeal of using 1800 MHz spectrum for mobile broadband. It shows from practical, economic and business perspectives why 1800 MHz will emerge as a prime band for LTE deployments in virtually all regions of the world, and be important for international roaming.

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