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Monday, November 14, 2011

LTE watch Weekly Summary [11/7~11/13, 2011]

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Verizon’s successful LTE launch has changed the US competitive landscape
Source: Informa
The US will be the top LTE market globally by subscriptions through 2015, when it will be overtaken by China according to the latest forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media. By 2016, there will be 100 million LTE subscribers in the US compared to 613 million LTE subscribers worldwide.


Taiwan to auction 4G spectrum in 2013
Source: Telecom Asia
Taiwan has cut two years from its 4G auction schedule, and now plans to commence the process by 2013.

MtronPTI Announces the Release of a New ISM Band 915MHz SAW Filter for 4G/LTE Wireless Infrastructure and SmartGrid Applications
Source: MtronPTI press release
MtronPTI has introduced the new ISM Band 915 MHz RoHS SAW Filter RoHS compliant SAW filter (“SF2620R”).

Powerwave and Mindspeed Collaborate to Enable Advanced LTE Picocells for Heterogeneous Networks
Source: Powerwave press release
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. and Powerwave Technologies, Inc. announced their collaboration to deliver advanced long-term evolution (LTE) small cell solutions to public safety, military and 4G mobile broadband markets.

Verizon's Shammo: LTE promotion frees EV-DO space for iPhone
Source: Fierce Wireless
Verizon Wireless launched a promotion doubling the amount of data its LTE smartphone customers get because it makes sense for the company financially and allows Verizon to get more subscribers off its EV-DO network and onto LTE, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.


Mu Dynamics Announces First Test Solution for 4G LTE Networks That Uses Real Application Traffic
Source: Mu Dynamics press release
Mu Dynamics, Inc. announced the first and only testing solution capable of using real application traffic to quickly determine how mobile users and devices impact 4G LTE networks.

Aeroflex TM500 LTE Test Mobile Completes Support for 3GPP Release 9 with Addition of Multicast Video Streaming Function
Source: Public Safety Communications
Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced that the TM500 LTE Test Mobile now supports enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) as defined in Release 9 of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard for Long Term Evolution (LTE).


Airvana Demonstrates End-to-End LTE Femtocell Solution
Source: Airvana press release
Airvana LLC announced the successful demonstration of end-to-end LTE femtocell solution in partnership with Hitachi Communications Technology Americas.

MSF Publishes Voice over LTE Event White Paper Results
Source: BusinessWire
The MSF (MultiService Forum) announced the release of the White Paper for the first ever MSF VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) Interoperability Event.


LTE Evolved Packet Core Spending to Cross Half a Billion Dollars in 2012
Source: ABI Research
Mobile operator spending for wireless core gateways will exceed $1 billion this year. The growing deployment of LTE networks is the main driver for increased spending on gateways, which in turn are driving Evolved Packet Core (EPC) spend. Wireless core gateway spend is expected to be $1.1 billion in 2012, of which LTE EPC spend will be $588 million.

4G Americas Report Explains the Benefits of Using Digital Dividend Spectrum for LTE
Source: 4G Americas
4G Americas announced the publication of a white paper, The Benefits of Using LTE in Digital Dividend Spectrum, which provides information on the key advantages of using the Digital Dividend TV spectrum for mobile broadband, particularly for LTE technology.

Can vendors differentiate on LTE and small cells? Analyst view
Source: Mobile Europe
Ken Rehbehn, principal analyst with Yankee Group's Network Research team, runs his eye over the main contenders. He also looks forward to how LTE networks are likely to be deployed, and at who may be first to come to market.

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