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@ 4G World: 4G is the topic, but 3G remains important

CHICAGO – The opening keynote at this year's 4G World event was decidedly old school as David Haight, VP of product development emerging devices at AT&T Inc., talked about a lot of different applications the carrier is looking into in its move to expand...

Movers and Shakers: Harbinger, KORE, Camiant and more

Omnilink Systems – Kelly Gay has been appointed president and CEO. Gay brings more than 25 years of experience working at numerous tech industry companies, including KnowledgeStorm, where she was chairman and CEO.Harbinger Capital Partners – Sanjiv Ahuja has been named chairman and CEO...

Verizon starts construction on Waltham expansion

Verizon Communications Inc. said it has broken ground on its Technology Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., that is to be central to the company’s ongoing deployment of LTE technology.The center, which Verizon EVP and CTO Dick Lynch first mentioned during the 2009 Mobile World...

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...

Reality Check: The outperforming core is crucial for successful EPC deployment

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.In my last article on the the agile packet core, we explored the flexibility needed for successful...

Reality Check: Agile core necessary for successful EPC deployment

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.In the mobile market, flexibility is critical. Subscribers want flexibility in their voice and data plans and...

Reality Check: Top Considerations for a Successful Evolved Packet Core Deployment: The Intelligent Monetized Core

Emerging mobile broadband networks are being developed to provide users a superior service environment with new value-added services and applications either enabled or optimized by the mobile operator. With the massive traffic growth from smartphones, netbooks and other emerging devices that can leverage...

Cisco to acquire Starent Networks for $2.9 billion

Cisco said it will pay $2.9 billion to acquire Starent Networks Corp., a mobile infrastructure provider that targets wireless and converged operators.Tewksbury, Mass.-based Starent has been on a roll recently as the company was selected to build out Verizon Wireless' LTE network, has partnered...

VZW completes LTE Rel. 8 data calls: Trials accomplished in Boston, Seattle test markets

Verizon Wireless said it has completed the first data call using the LTE Release 8 standard at its testing facilities in Boston and Seattle. The carrier, which is planning to launch LTE trial networks in the two markets before the end of the year,...

Verizon Wireless’ LTE award just first round of contract awards

The selection of Alcatel-Lucent and L.M. Ericsson to build out Verizon Wireless' Long-Term Evolution network wasn't too surprising and some competitors should not fret, according to industry analysts.Verizon's close relationship with Alcatel-Lucent regarding its CDMA network and Ericsson's relationship with Vodafone, which owns...

@MWC: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson win big in Verizon Wireless LTE buildout: Nokia Siemens Networks, Starent also awarded wireless network contracts

BARCELONA, Spain - Verizon Wireless fleshed out its LTE plans by naming its network suppliers and setting a commercial launch date of 2010. The company, which plans to initially use its 700 MHz spectrum for the buildout, did not say what the effort would...

Moto partners with Starent on LTE solution

Motorola Inc. is teaming up with a Massachusetts company that specializes in multimedia services to boost its LTE network offerings.Starent Networks Corp. solutions will allow Motorola to offer an end-to-end network solution for its operator customers, the company announced today.Starent Network technology is geared...

Financial ratings wrap-up: MetroPCS, Motorola, Freescale and more

The following list includes ratings changes and financial information for wireless companies announced this week by investment-banking and financial-services firms.Carriers--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B" rating to MetroPCS Wireless Inc.'s proposed $300 million senior notes due 2014. The firm also affirmed its...

PHOTOGUIDE: Who is the richest CEO in wireless?: Troubled firms pay handsomely

The following list ranks U.S. wireless industry CEOs by total compensation for the 2007 fiscal year. The ranking includes executives at public U.S. companies listed on the RCR Wireless News Stock Watch. Salary and total compensation figures were derived from annual proxy statements filed with...

Financial ratings wrap-up: Leap, Nortel, Starent and more

The following list includes ratings changes and financial information for wireless companies announced this week by investment-banking and financial-services firms.Carrier--Lehman Brothers raised its price target on Leap Wireless to $60 from $43 and improved its EPS estimates to a loss of 79 cents rather...

Financial ratings wrap-up: MetroPCS, Freescale, Starent and more

The following list includes ratings changes and financial information for wireless companies announced this week by investment-banking and financial-services firms.Carrier --Lehman Brothers lowered its rating on Leap Wireless to equal weight from overweight and cut its price target on the company to $43 from...

Starent eyes $88.2M in offering

Starent Networks Corp. said it plans to net $88.2 million in a secondary public offering of its common shares.The Boston-area mobile infrastructure provider said it will sell 8 million shares at $24 each: The company will sell 3.88 million shares, and "certain selling stockholders"...

Sprint Nextel works to spread WiMAX globally

Sprint Nextel Corp. is one of five companies to sign an agreement with the government of Taiwan to help speed the deployment of mobile WiMAX technology in that country.The memorandum signed by both companies in Taipei yesterday will enable them to discuss "cooperation in...

Starent nets $126.4M in IPO

Starent Networks Corp., which sells multimedia infrastructure products to wireless carriers, raised $126.4 million in an initial public offering, beating the company's forecast. The offering of more than 10.5 million shares sold for $12 per share, which gives the company an initial market capitalization...

Starent files for $115M IPO

Starent Networks Corp. filed plans for an initial public offering. The company hopes to raise $115 million, according to reports.The infrastructure software developer said the number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed IPO has not been determined. Goldman,...

Starent secures investment from T-Mobile Venture Fund

TEWKSBURY, Mass.-Network gateway vendor Starent Networks Corp. announced it scored an investment from T-Mobile Venture Fund. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.Starent said the investment will help the company expand into the W-CDMA market. Starent has made its mark to date in...

World Briefs

BRAZILTwo wireless equipment suppliers said they won deals to supply gear to Vivo, Brazil's largest mobile operator. L.M. Ericsson said it will expand and enhance Vivo's access transmission network. Ericsson said its Mini-Link microwave transmission solution will provide extra backhaul capacity and flexibility, as...

Ericsson, Starent win deals with Brazil’s Vivo

SAO PAULO, Brazil-Two wireless equipment suppliers said they won deals to supply gear to Vivo, Brazil's largest mobile operator.L.M. Ericsson said it will expand and enhance Vivo's access transmission network. Ericsson said its Mini-Link microwave transmission solution will provide extra backhaul capacity and flexibility,...

Starent wins EV-DO gateway contract with Movilnet

TEWKSBURY, Mass.-Venezuelan operator Movilnet has chosen Starent Networks to provide its ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway for data service access on Movilnet's CDMA2000 1x and 1x EV-DO network.The ST16 acts as a gateway between the wireless network and core Internet Protocol network.One of the keys...

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