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CDMA World Forum: Devices bring 100,000 jobs to Chinese province

GUANGHZOU, China – More than 100 CDMA handset manufacturers have a presence in Guanghzou, China, contributing more than 100,000 jobs to the province, said CDMA Development Group COO James Person. The CDG held its CDMA World Forum in conjunction with China Telecom's Device Trade Fair...

China Telecom open to new partners, distribution channels

GUANGHZOU, China – Transformation. The phrase was an overarching theme during a couple of events here as operators and equipment vendors evolve to meet challenges that arise from a fast-paced wireless industry where devices and applications are taking center stage, forcing the world's largest...

Leap exec explores network sharing for smaller U.S. operators

GUANGHZOU, China – Network sharing among smaller U.S. operators could create a strong venture that would be able to compete against today's large incumbent operators, although that concept is just a concept today.Leap Wireless International Inc.'s (LEAP) Matthew Stoiber described how a network-sharing agreement...

KDDI's Okinaka, China Telecom, Sprint and others win CDG awards

GUANGZHOU, China — Dr. Hideo Okinaka, VP of emerging technologies and industry standards at KDDI Corp., was recognized for his industry leadership with an award from the CDMA Development Group.The organization honored individuals and companies as part of its 2011 CDG Industry Achievement Awards...

Reality Check: Going micro – femtocells are just the beginning

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. With next-generation LTE and mobile WiMAX networks now up and running in North America, operators are...

Reality Check: With spectrum challenges, operators look to alternative frequency bands and technologies

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. As operators continue to invest in 3G technologies and examine options available for 4G, three things...

RCR Wireless News kicks off conference series on coverage vs. capacity

RCR Wireless News is kicking off a series full-day conferences on “Coverage versus Capacity,” starting next week in Chicago at 4G World. The conferences are full-day events followed by networking receptions. Attendees will be able to learn from top industry analysts and leaders about...

Bits and Bytes: CDG announces award winners; Siano introduces TV chip; and more

The CDMA Development Group announced the winners of its 2010 Smart Wireless Awards, which recognize innovative wireless devices and services that use CDMA2000 networks. Winners this year were AnyDATA Corp. and partner Qualcomm Inc. in the modules category, MedApps Inc. and partner KORE Telematics...

Reality Check: M2M: Driving exponential growth in connections

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Over the past year, the wireless industry has given a lot more attention to connecting “things.”...

Reality Check: The impact of 3G in emerging markets: The economic and social implications of mobile broadband are far-reaching

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Five billion people worldwide have made mobile services an integral part of their daily lives today....

@ Global CDMA Forum: Huawei gathers partners to push technology limits

SHANGHAI, China — With more than 340 people in attendance, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. gathered a diverse group of partners from around the world here to showcase its work on CDMA and let various operators talk about their experience with the technology. Wan Biao,...

Bits and Bytes: Taqua announces NLOS solution; MocoSpace enters social games; and more

Taqua L.L.C. announced a new non-line-of-site wireless backhaul technology designed to help carriers address rapid growth of data services. The company’s new W2600 NLOS Backhaul System uses OFDM/MIMO technology and licensed TDD spectrum to create a dense deployment of outdoor small cell sites. Each...

Bits and Bytes: WiMAX Forum news; CDG awards; and more

At the WiMAX Forum Global Congress this week in Amsterdam, a group of technical experts from several WiMAX vendors created a proposal on enhancements to the IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX standard for submission into the next WiMAX Forum certification release. Experts from Alvarion, Beceem,...

CDG keeps focus on 3G

SAN DIEGO – Highlighted by the event's name, this week's 3G CDMA Americas Regional Conference took a step back from the hype surrounding so-called “4G” technologies and instead focused on the benefits carriers can still attain from current 3G technologies. Not that the event's...

VZW+Alltel: Short-term slowdown for network vendors, not much tower risk

Verizon Wireless' proposed acquisition of Alltel Communications L.L.C. could wound infrastructure vendors in the short term due to the carriers' network overlaps and a potential pullback on immediate buildout plans, but overall the merger shouldn't cause too much concern for suppliers.An acquisition "typically ends...

The Q&A: Perry LaForge

Perry LaForge is the founder, executive director and chairman of the CDMA Development Group (CDG). The CDG is a trade association comprised of more than 120 of the world's leading wireless operators and manufacturers. At the CDG, Perry is responsible for overseeing the...

Analyst Angle: Where are all the trade show buzzwords now?

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. In the coming weeks look for columns from NPD Group's Ross Rubin, Enderle Group's...

CDG hails ITU band ruling

Earlier this month at the World Radiocommunication Conference, the International Telecommunication Union approved various frequency bands for mobile communications. More than 2,800 delegates representing 164 member states negotiated the future of wireless communications as the group aimed to achieve global connectivity goals for decades...

CDMA vendors launch EV-DO Rev. A public safety equipment

Four infrastructure vendors have started offering CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A equipment designed to support public safety and first responder organizations, the CDMA Development Group announced at the opening of the 2007 3G CDMA North America Regional Conference.Equipment from Airvana Inc., Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Technologies Co....

Hedgehogging: hedge*hog*ging v. Interrupting conversations in an office environment by poking your head over the top of the cube.

Looks like Apple is warning (read: threatening) its iPhone users with a statement about the horrors of unlocking the device. Key, terror-inducing phrases like "irreparable damage," "permanently inoperable" and "voided warranty" are littered throughout the company's missive on the topic. Our question is: Should...

Worst of the Week: Shocking and unlocking

Hello! And welcome to our Thursday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCR Wireless News to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the...

UMB specification published

The groups behind the Ultra Mobile Broadband technology for wireless communications-which is often referred to as a 4G technology-announced that the specifications for the air interface have been published, and that UMB is now poised to become an official standard. The move is notable...

Verizon Wireless to join Vodafone in upgrade to LTE: CDMA to lose major backer

Verizon Wireless and Vodafone Group plc are planning to move to Long Term Evolution technology as the 4G evolution path for their respective networks, according to remarks by company executives this week. Arun Sarin, CEO of Vodafone, and Verizon Communications Inc. chairman and CEO...

Rev. B gains steam: Airvana gearing for operator tests of the CDMA upgrade

The wireless industry's incessant march toward faster and better networks appears to be showing no signs of slowing as industry players gear up for increasing interest in CDMA2000 1x EV-DO Revision B technology, a software upgrade to the Rev. A networks that Sprint Nextel...

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