LTE expected to dominate wireless infrastructure spending in 2013

The wireless technology known as 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) is expected to claim the lion’s share of wireless infrastructure capital spending next year as mobile carriers migrate to that next-generation standard, according to a report by information and analysis provider IHS.

Beecham: M2M SES market to reach $2.2 billion by 2014

Service enablement services (SES), the software layer between the network and vertical applications, are set to become a key differentiator in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market and achieve a total market value of $2.2 billion worldwide by 2014, up from a modest $350 million in 2011, according to the latest study by analyst firm Beecham Research.

Mobile Backhaul Conference at International CTIA Wireless 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mobile Backhaul: Innovations and Challenges in a 4G World

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Backaul of 3G and LTE macrocell traffic is one of the largest problems--and opportunities--in telecom. The world has gone mobile and is “going video”, and the future presents major obstacles. Demands of traffic growth, video applications, and mobility for workplace applications must be fit into limited, finite spectrum—the only viable solution is to multiply the use of that spectrum by introducing outdoor and in-building small cells, for 3G and LTE.          

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AT&T eyes Dish spectrum, says analyst

On Thursday, AT&T submitted an ex-parte letter to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission requesting specific conditions be met in regards to Dish Network’s pending Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) waiver request, raising suspicion that AT&T may be looking to Dish to solve its current spectrum shortage.

NSN to cut 4,000 in Germany, Finland; Tellabs to cut 530 jobs

Reuters

Network equipment maker Tellabs Inc reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, and said it will cut 530 jobs to reduce costs and take a related charge in the first quarter. Another network equipment maker, Nokia Siemens Networks, said it was talking to labor unions in Germany and Finland about cutting more than 4,000 jobs, part of a restructuring program that aims to cut nearly a quarter of its workforce.

French telecom regulator to inspect Iliad network

Reuters

France's telecom regulator will carry out an inspection of the network of mobile operator Iliad, in a bid to address accusations levied by its competitors that the new entrant's infrastructure was not operational.


Since Iliad (Paris), which markets its services under the brand name Free, launched its new ultra low cost mobile offers three weeks ago, it has faced criticism from rivals that its network was not up to scratch and its customer service poor.

MetroPCS selects Ericsson as primary Microwave backhaul provider

On Monday, MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the fifth largest broadband mobile wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers, announced it has signed a four-year agreement with telecom equipment maker Ericsson to provide microwave backhaul equipment for its broadband mobile networks. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

AT&T, Verizon report 4th quarter results

The two largest telecom operators in the United States posted their quarterly results for the fourth quarter of 2011.  Both AT&T and Verizon posted quarterly losses in the fourth quarter, in part due to noncash pension-related charges as well as heavily subsidized smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone.  AT&T posted a rather large loss due to its

Ericsson net profit down 66% from year-ago quarter

Reuters

Telecom equipment maker Ericsson missed fourth-quarter profit forecasts, hit by lower demand from the United States and Russia, and said weak margins and cautiousness from its operator clients would continue in the short term.  The company posted a fourth quarter net profit of $222 million, down 66% from $651 million in the year-ago quarter and down 61% from last quarter.

Huawei completes acquisition of CIP Technologies

Telecom equipment maker Huawei on Wednesday announced the acquisition of the Center for Integrated Photonics Ltd (CIP), a photonics research laboratory, from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA). 

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