Archive | February, 2012

Feature Report: Small Cells, Big Future

Feature Report: Small Cells, Big Future

As data usage continues to increase, the networks must keep up. Small cells provide a quick fix for network infrastructures at an extremely affordable price. They say good things come in small packages. And for wireless networks, this is beginning to ring true. Until now, small cells have had a limited, yet growing presence in [...]

by Allie Winter Posted in Carriers, Enterprise, Networks, Reports, Towers0 Comments

MWC 2012: Integrating femtocells and Wi-Fi

MWC 2012: Integrating femtocells and Wi-Fi

The integration of small cells and Wi-Fi has been a theme throughout this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Just ahead of the show, Alcatel Lucent, NetGear and Broadcom launched an integrated Wi-Fi and small cell router with femtocell technology. On day one of Mobile World Congress, the Small Cell Forum announced a new whitepaper [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Networks0 Comments

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MWC 2012: Innovative mobile data pricing needed to ensure adoption, profitability

BARCELONA, Spain – While marketing hype around acronyms, levels of “G” and the sexy devices that run over those networks are seen as the main drivers in the mobile broadband world, at the end of the day it’s how innovative carriers can be in pricing those services that will decide the success or failure of [...]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers0 Comments

MWC 2012: Operators get aggressive with small cell deployment

MWC 2012: Operators get aggressive with small cell deployment

In the United States, operators are turning to small cells to boost network capacity and revenue opportunities. Small cells are no longer seen as alternatives to DAS or to Wi-Fi; instead operators are starting to see all these technologies as key parts of heterogeneous networks. In emerging markets, some carriers are building new networks completely [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Networks0 Comments

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MWC 2012: Nokia Siemens focused on North American growth

BARCELONA, Spain – Nokia Siemens Networks is looking to increase its presence in the North American wireless market, despite its current worldwide position as the No. 2 supplier of infrastructure equipment. The company, which missed out on a number of large-scale LTE network deployments currently being undertaken by Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, has managed [...]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

MWC 2012: Acision announces enterprise messaging solution

Looking to the corporate market, global mobile messaging provider Acision unveiled a stand-alone messaging network, the Acision enterprise network (AEN) at Mobile World Congress 2012. The solution will provide a single point of entry to connect operators, businesses and consumers. The company says it will also deliver capabilities, reach and reliability for measurable campaigns and [...]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Enterprise, Software0 Comments

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Brightstar, Teleplan create JV to service Brazilian OEMs

Brightstar and Teleplan have formed a joint venture to provide an integrated aftermarket solution for OEMs in Brazil. Teleplan is a services and solutions provider which specializes in high-tech end-to-end after-market services for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. Brightstar provides value added distribution services and supply chain optimization to wireless operators and OEMs. [...]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Equipment, Industry0 Comments

MWC 2012: HP highlights LTE as both a challenge and an opportunity for CSPs

At Mobile World Congress, Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) demonstrated the solutions it launched last week which enable telecom companies to provide customers with a personalized mobile experience as they move to high-speed Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Follow RCR Wireless News – Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters The point HP makes is that [...]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Enterprise, Software2 Comments

Nokia Siemens forecasts 12 million LTE Brazilian users

Brazil’s auction of radio frequency in the 451 MHz to 458 MHz band; 461 MHz to 468 MHz band and 2.5 GHz to 2690 MHz, that will allow LTE deployment will not happen until May, but Nokia Siemens Networks forecasts there will be 12 million LTE users in Brazil over the next years. Follow RCR [...]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Enterprise, Industry, Networks0 Comments

Sprint Nextel to raise $2 billion in move that may help Clearwire

Sprint Nextel to raise $2 billion in move that may help Clearwire

After deciding that the purchase of MetroPCS would be too costly, Sprint Nextel (S) is instead heading back to the capital markets with a plan to raise $2 billion to pay for network upgrades, refinance existing debt, and possibly continue funding Clearwire. Sprint Nextel owns 54% of Clearwire and helped the troubled wholesaler of WiMAX [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Capital Markets0 Comments

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