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DoT may auction BWA spectrum soon

The Hindu | July 20, 2011 NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Department of Telecom (DoT) Wednesday said it is working on auctioning the broadband spectrum following the Finance Ministry's directive to speed up the process, but it did not specify any time frame for the auction. ...... Read full article...

Mobile expected to pace India's broadband penetration

Mobile broadband subscriptions using 3G technologies in India are expected to reach 41 million connections by the end of the year, far outpacing the 11 million connections using wired technologies, according to Maravedis.The report predicts Bharti Airtel will lead the charge in 3G connections...

Top stories of 2010 (Part 2)

Editor's Note: The mobile space witnessed a lot of news over the past 12 months that have and will alter the mobile landscape for years to come. With the end of 2010 just days away, RCR Wireless News takes a look back at the...

Qualcomm, Ericsson demo LTE TDD in India

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) reported that its India-based Wireless Broadband Business Services Private Ltd. venture has in partnership with Ericsson successfully demonstrated LTE TDD mobility using the 2.3 GHz spectrum band in an outdoor environment in India.Qualcomm noted that the demonstration streamed multiple high-definition video...

WiMAX Forum still holds out hope for Indian deployments

Despite a setback when Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) won Broadband Wireless Access licenses in India, thereby ensuring that TD-LTE technology would gain a foothold in the country, the WiMAX Forum is still hoping for a WiMAX play in India. The forum and its WiMAX vendors...

Analyst Angle (Special Edition): For all the hoopla over broadband, Indian operators focused on 3G : ‘WiMAX now, TD-LTE later' may pose challenges for operators

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Perhaps, because it led to Mukesh Ambani's dramatic re-entry in the country's telecom sector and...

Analyst Angle (Special Edition): BWA spectrum auction leaves a changed telecom landscape in India: Mukesh Ambani re-enters sector, WiMAX sees its signal begin to fade

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Those who think in terms of history are likely to remember last Friday, the day...

India's BWA concludes, raising $5.5 B : Infotel wins in all 22 circles

India’s Broadband Wireless Auction ended after 117 rounds, raking in nearly $5.5 billion for the government. Infotel Broadband Services Ltd. was the big winner, paying $2.74 billion for licenses in all 22 circles. Interestingly, Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. announced that it is buying...

Analyst Angle: Pan-India BWA spectrum slot could cost more than 3G spectrum slot : India designs stop-gap measure for import of Chinese telecom gear

The BWA spectrum auction under way in India continues to be an intensely competitive affair. By the time it concludes, a pan-India BWA spectrum slot could end up costing as much or more than a pan-India 3G spectrum slot – principally, because the broadband...

Analyst Angle: India concludes 3G auction, but spectrum mud-wrestle far from over: BWA spectrum auction, now set for Monday, to see intense competition

After 183 rounds of bidding over 34 days, India concluded the auction of 3G spectrum, but the spectrum mud-wrestle in the country is far from over. The BWA auction, in which 11 players will be bidding for two nationwide spectrum slots, begins Monday. By...

Analyst Angle: BWA in India: WiMAX, TD-LTE and things in the rearview mirror : Flap over security concerns could hobble Huawei, ZTE growth in India

The BWA auction that is scheduled to start two days after conclusion of the 3G auction under way in India, has sparked an intense debate over whether WiMAX or TD-LTE might be best positioned to serve the country's wireless broadband needs. At the center...

TD-LTE protocol gains momentum: China Mobile, Qualcomm push technology acceptance

SHENZHEN, China—While Chinese operators are still working to get more subscribers onto their 3G networks, the world's largest operator, China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd., is trialing a fourth-generation technology called TD-LTE. Once dismissed as an unlikely 4G choice, two recent events are giving the...

Analyst Angle: India's 3G spectrum auctions: design, intent and consequences: Gov't should trust competitive dynamics, tighten bid activity rules

India's 3G spectrum auction is, by most counts, a meticulously designed exercise that seeks to serve many competing goals across the equity/efficiency divide. For instance, almost in a textbook manner, it seeks to discourage collision among players, deter predatory pricing, and ensure efficient price...

Analyst Angle: India spectrum auction likely to be aggressive, yet realistic, affair: Qualcomm's bid for BWA spectrum threatens WiMAX prospects in India

After several postponements, months of very public inter-ministerial bickering that required the intervention of a special task force of senior ministers (the so-called Empowered Group of Ministers) headed by the finance minister, and a few lawsuits, it's finally on. India finally begins today the...

Brazil could auction significant spectrum this year, report says

Brazil is expected to auction several spectrum licenses this year, which could lead to increased mobile broadband adoption, according to a new report from research firm Maravedis. Regulator Anatel could auction spectrum at 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 450 MHz as well as some available...

Despite record shipments, Nortel’s WiMAX decision impacts Alvarion

Nortel Network Corp's decision to shut down its mobile WiMAX division not only hurt Alvarion Ltd.'s 2008 bottom line but its severed agreement will linger this year and may result in a legal dispute.Alvarion posted a loss in the fourth quarter as the company...

WiMAX opportunity bright, though challenges remain

WiMAX is currently seizing and will grow into a multibillion-dollar fixed and portable wireless market, regardless of its fortunes in the mobile cellular market. 802.16e vendors may or may not capture a sizable portion of the mobile market opportunity, but that is hardly the...

Sanyo, Soma team on last-mile access

OSAKA, Japan-Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. said it entered the wireless broadband arena through a partnership with last-mile wireless broadband technology provider Soma Networks Inc. The companies said they will jointly develop and manufacture consumer and infrastructure products for the wireless broadband wireless access market....

Sanyo, Soma team on last-mile access

OSAKA, Japan-Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. said it entered the wireless broadband arena through a partnership with last-mile wireless broadband technology provider Soma Networks Inc. The companies said they will jointly develop and manufacture consumer and infrastructure products for the wireless broadband wireless access market.Sanyo...

Soma, Sanyo to make broadband wireless equipment

SAN FRANCISCO-Soma Networks Inc., which provides broadband wireless access technology, and Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. formed a strategic relationship that calls for the companies to jointly develop and manufacture BWA equipment based on Soma's architecture. The first product jointly developed by the companies is...

Proxim unveils new WiMAX model, reports flat earnings

Proxim Corp. has announced a new broadband wireless access system to allow organizations, including wireless Internet service providers, municipalities, government agencies, public safety, transportation groups and enterprises, to deploy WiMAX applications. Proxim's Tsunami MP.11 Model 5054-R, the newest member of its family of point-to-multipoint...

Sprint Canada readies broadband wireless trial

TORONTO-Sprint Canada Inc. announced a service trial of a broadband wireless network from the venture between Inukshuk Internet Inc., Allstream Inc. and NR Communications L.L.C.The BWA network uses NextNet Wireless' wireless IP technology platform based on non-line-of-sight technology. Sprint Canada is trying the service...

Study says WiMAX to drive U.S. broadband wireless market

LEDBURY, United Kingdom-A new study by BWCS and Senza-Fili Consulting predicts the U.S. market for broadband wireless access services based on technologies such as WiMAX will be worth $3.7 billion by 2009, with momentum picking up in the market around 2007.The study, "Wi-Fi, WiMAX...

Wavesat, ZTE enter cooperative agreement

MONTREAL-Wavesat Inc., which develops OFDM broadband wireless access silicon solutions, said it has entered a cooperative agreement with ZTE Corp. of Shenzhen, China.The agreement calls for ZTE to evaluate Wavesat's DM256 chip."We will test and evaluate Wavesat's DM256 chip and we believe the cooperation...

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