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inUAVi Transforms Wireless Data Measurement from Drones with Innovative Technology

inUAVi, an innovative start-up in the drone radio frequency monitor and sensor market, has announced availability of an RF measurement instrument for use from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) that collects and relays data in real time to the drone operator from an application integrated...

Ericsson counts 1B mobile subs in Southeast Asia by year end

LTE networks to reach 75% of the population in 2021 Mobile subscriptions in Southeast Asia and Oceania will exceed 1 billion by the end of this year, representing approximately 14% of global mobile subscriptions, according to a recent report published by Swedish vendor Ericsson. Between...

RIP: China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network (2009-2014)

China Mobile, the largest mobile carrier in the world, is reportedly cutting expansion of its TD-SCDMA 3G network and focusing on its TD-LTE network, which supports 4G connectivity. One telecom insider told RCR Wireless News that this announcement, which was first reported by Caixin Media...

Brazil tops 250M mobile subscribers, 3G connections grew 10%

Brazil's telecom regulator Anatel reported that the country has surpassed 250 million mobile subscribers in March, reaching a penetrations rate of 128%. Of the country’s 250.8 million active mobile lines, 52 million are 3G connections, which was a 10.11% increase compared with the previous...

MWC 2012: Listen to TE Connectivity’s interview about picocells, DAS integration

Picocells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) solutions are not necessary competing solutions, on the contrary, they are complementary. Recently, TE Connectivity and Ip.access announced they have teamed up to integrate picocell technology into a distributed antenna system. During Mobile World Congress 2012, TE Connectivity is announcing an...

Broadband activations in Brazil pass 1-per-second mark

The number of broadband connections in Brazil reached 53.9 million in October, an increase of 68.4% compared with the same month last year, as the rate of broadband activations to more than one new access every second, Telebrasil reported.

TIM surpasses Claro as No. 2 in Brazil

It has been a competitive battle for the No. 2 position in Brazil’s mobile phone market. While Vivo has maintained its leadership position, the second position has been a long running dispute between Claro and TIM. What was a slim lead for Claro in June,...

Reader Forum: But what about LTE-Advanced?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Qualcomm earnings rise on smart phone demand: The future of FLO TV is still up in the air

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) reported $865 million in net income on $2.95 billion in revenues during its quarter ending Sept. 26. In the year-over-year column, revenues are up 10% and net income is up 8%.Overall, 111 million CDMA-based units were shipped during the quarter,...

Analyst Angle: HSPA+ will solve those handset headaches

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.For those WCDMA carriers that are facing a capacity crunch due to the success of...

Reality Check: 3G is capable of meeting the growing demand for data

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.Even as we stand on the cusp of the first LTE market launches in a rapidly-expanding era...

Reality Check: Overcoming the challenges of delivering high-speed wireless data services

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.High-speed wireless data applications are exploding in popularity. The Wireless Federation noted in late 2008 that “mobile...

AT&T Mobility to offer TerreStar dual-mode device: Hybrid cellular/satellite smartphone to launch at carrier in early 2010

AT&T Mobility plans to offer TerreStar Networks Inc.’s dual-mode cellular/satellite Genus smartphone and mobility solution to enterprise, government and small business customers and their corporate liable users beginning in the first quarter of 2010. The partnership follows a recipricol roaming agreement signed between the...

Latest DT/Sprint Nextel rumors highlight foreign ownership interests in domestic market

News this week that German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom AG was looking at making a play for beleaguered U.S. wireless provider Sprint Nextel Corp. caused a stir amongst industry observers as well as the expected impact to the companies' respective stock prices: DT down;...

Nokia Siemens Networks supports LTE migrations: Infrastructure supplier touts upgradeable benefits of new base station

With wireless providers looking to enhance their networks during an economic downturn, Nokia Siemens Networks unveiled a base station that it claims can handle the migration from 2G to 3G and onto LTE.The company said its Flexi Multiradio Base Stations meets the needs of...

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...

Americas, MEA to drive W-CDMA device growth

More than 1 billion W-CDMA handsets are expected to ship between 2006 and 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate of 22%, according to a report from IMS Research."The growth is fuelled by both the GSM and CDMA markets," said Bill Morelli, the report's...

Is the honeymoon over?: Infrastructure mergers under scrutiny as boards unhappy with progress

As Nokia Siemens Networks continues to refine its business operations following its April merger, the company has to fend off speculation that Siemens' CEO is considering a sale of his company's 50% stake in NSN. Meanwhile, over at newly merged Alcatel Lucent, the story...

Auction, disputes propel lobbying efforts

Who says you can't buy influence? Or at least attempt to.During the first six months of this year, the communications-electronics sector spent big money attempting to curry favor from elected officials on topics ranging from trade disputes to the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction.According...

Shifting ground: W-CDMA baseband business in flux

The W-CDMA baseband chip business is morphing in real time, as various market pressures push and pull the players to partner, diversify their customer base or pursue less-demanding technologies.Data from Forward Concepts (see chart) shows that last year Texas Instruments Inc. was the global...

Nokia’s new chip strategy realigns space: STMicroelectronics gets 3G win, EDGE gives Broadcom boost

WHEN A BEHEMOTH SHAKES ITS TAIL, some rise, some fall. The behemoth benefits.That appears to be the upshot of Nokia Corp.'s announcement last week that it had selected four main chipset suppliers for future business. The move boosted some fortunes and cast off others,...

Nokia reaching for unassailable market share in Q2

Nokia Corp. has time on its side.With its closest competitor receding in the rear-view mirror, Nokia said during the second quarter that it would realign its business structure to become more nimble and responsive to market demands and opportunities-a change made from a position...

Court dismisses Broadcom’s antitrust claim against Qualcomm

SAN DIEGO—Qualcomm Inc. declared victory after a U.S. district court dismissed an antitrust lawsuit filed by fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp. Broadcom’s complaint, which was filed in July 2005, accused Qualcomm of violating antitrust laws by charging too much to license its UMTS chipset technology...

TDtv support turning mobile TV into a three-horse race

The mobile TV ecosystem was filled with TDtv news last week as IPWireless Inc. announced two new partnerships and upcoming trials. The network technology company says it's teaming up with mobile streaming providers Vidiator and MobiTV Inc. to develop mobile TV solutions based on...

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