The GSMA Mobile World Congress

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Date
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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:00pm

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the place for mobile leaders to network, and conduct business. The event hosts approximately 50,000 mobile professionals, over 54% of these C-Level, from over 190 countries. As a serious player in the mobile ecosystem you can’t afford to miss the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress.

Barcelona, ES
www.mobileworldcongress.com

The V6 World Congress

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
End Date: 
Sunday, February 13, 2011

The V6 World Congress, will be held in Paris next February 8 to 11, 2011. The conference will demonstrate that IPV6 is no more the eternal bridesmaid without a commercial motive. Based on content providers’ testimonies and service providers’ reports, the program will address all technical and standard issues that need to be solved in order to organize the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Paris, FR
www.upperside.fr/v6world2011

MPLS & Ethernet World Congress 2011

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Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 5:00pm

The 13th edition of MPLS & Ethernet World will be organized next 8 to 11 February 2011, Paris. The 2011 agenda will again privilege operator and enterprises scenarios and testimonies. Particular attention will be paid to MPLS optical layer integration, Cloud services impact, MPLS TP OAM, mobile backhaul and multicast issues.

Paris, FR
www.upperside.fr/mplsworld2011

Mobile Backhaul Pavilion and Conference at International CTIA Wireless 2011

Orange County Convention Center, Room S 330 E-F

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Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 8:00am
End Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 3:00pm

Mobile Backhaul at International CTIA Wireless 2011
March 22 - 24, 2011
Orlando, FL

Backhaul is the glue that binds local access points to carrier networks. The all new Mobile Backhaul Pavilion at the CTIA Wireless 2011 show will bring together wireless and wireline technologies at North America’s largest telecom show in a way that has never been done before! Expect to see the latest technologies exhibited - from next-gen, IP/Ethernet wireline to microwave backhaul solutions.

SK Telecom announces specifics for the first South Korean LTE network

Samsung, LG-Ericsson and Nokia Siemens will provide equipment

SK Telecom (Seoul, South Korea) has announced technical specifications for its upcoming 4G LTE network, the first in South Korea. The company will begin providing commercial LTE services in Seoul by July this year and plans to expand the service to the Seoul metropolitan area and six other metropolitan cities by 2012. The service will become nationwide by 2013.

SK Telecom announces specifics for the first South Korean LTE network

Samsung, LG-Ericsson and Nokia Siemens will provide equipment

SK Telecom (Seoul, South Korea) has announced technical specifications for its upcoming 4G LTE network, the first in South Korea. The company will begin providing commercial LTE services in Seoul by July this year and plans to expand the service to the Seoul metropolitan area and six other metropolitan cities by 2012. The service will become nationwide by 2013.

LightSquared secures FCC approval

Concerns over Defense Department interference mitigated

In follow-up to last week's report that LightSquared (Reston, VA, USA), an upstart 4G wholesaler, may interfere with systems such as Defense Department communications, the company announced it has secured approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to offer dual-mode or terrestrial-only devices.

ABI: Handset telematics will spike by 2016

Issues such as safety and interoperability still remain

The number of global users of telematics smartphone applications will explode from 3.2 million in 2011 to 129 million in 2016, with North America as the dominant region, according to the latest ABI Research (New York) forecasts.

Iridium signs five new partners, including KORE Telematics

Digi, ACR Electronics, DeLorme, and Xact Technology also on board

Iridium Communications Inc. (McLean, VA, USA) has signed agreements with five new partners to market Iridium-based solutions for the mobile machine-to-machine sector. The company hopes these new partnerships will open up numerous customer opportunities.

Iridium--formerly "Iridium Satellite LLC"--operates a network of 66 active orbiting satellites used for worldwide voice and data communication from handsets and other transceivers.

Canadian firm to launch 78-satellite 'constellation' for global backhaul

Low orbit configuration may reduce latency by over 87%

Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (MSCI), a Canadian satellite manufacturer, has announced an ambitious plan called "COMMStellation," a polar communications "constellation" comprised of 78 microsatellites that will orbit the Earth at 1,000 km, providing backhaul capacity while connecting remote regions to the Internet.

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