China Telecom to sell iPhones; China Mobile still months away

Reuters

Apple Inc. has signed a deal with China Telecom to sell its iPhone in China as it looks to boost its share in one of the world's biggest mobile phone market.  China Telecom plans to offer the iPhone starting next month.


While Apple (Cupertino, Calif., USA) has now signed up with two of China's big three carriers, the largest, China Mobile Ltd (Beijing, P.R.C.), with more than 600 million subscribers, doesn't yet have compatible technology.

Smart Commuincations for Energy Management Conference

Maintain a robust and cost efficient smart commuincations network

Smart Grid Update
Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Clearwire soars after govt blocks LightSquared

Reuters

Shares of wireless service provider Clearwire Corp rose 5% on Wednesday following a U.S. government decision to block start-up LightSquared from building a rival wireless network.

Late on Tuesday, regulators said there was no solution to interference problems the LightSquared (Reston, Va., USA) network would have caused with critical services that rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS), including aviation.

Google gets U.S., EU nod to buy Motorola Mobility

Reuters

U.S. and European regulators approved Google Inc's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc and said they would keep a sharp eye on the web search giant to ensure patents critical to the telecommunications industry would be licensed at fair prices.

Siemens, TIBCO provide smart grid integration to Con Edison

Siemens Smart Grid Division and TIBCO Software Inc. will provide smart grid enterprise integration services to Consolidated Edison (Con Edison), a utility company that provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, for a smart grid demonstration project.

Calix adds 12 broadband stimulus projects for $153 million

On Tuesday, Calix, Inc. announced that 12 communications service providers have selected the company to support approximately $153 million of Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) Stimulus projects across the United States.

U.S. government panel to look at Verizon spectrum deals

Reuters

A U.S. Senate antitrust panel is planning a hearing to discuss Verizon Wireless's multibillion dollar deals to buy wireless airwaves from cable operators and let them resell its mobile service, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division is also looking at the two deals, which critics oppose because they would mean that companies that are rivals in some businesses, like cable and Internet, would become allies in the wireless business.

Siemens to buy smart grid vendor for $381 million

Reuters

On Monday, Siemens AG announced it will buy RuggedCom Inc, a maker of data communications networks systems, for about $381 million in cash, to improve access to markets in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Mobile Backhaul Conference at International CTIA Wireless 2012

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
End Date: 
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.

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