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Mar
31
2011

Google ultra-high speed network destined for Kansas City

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Google is to launch its ultra-high speed network in Kansas City Google has announced the location in which it will build its ultra high-speed fibre network. Following its request for applications from US cities that wished to be considered to host the project, Kansas City was chosen out of almost 1,100 respondents. Making the announcement on its official blog on Wednesday, Google said that it had signed an agreement with the city and that, pending […]

Mar
31
2011

World’s first TDD/FDD dual mode LTE network to launch in Sweden and Denmark

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ZTE claims its dual-mode LTE network in Sweden and Denmark will be the world’s first  ZTE and Swedish operator Hi3G are partnering to launch what they claim will be the world’s first LTE TDD/FDD dual mode networks.  ZTE will provide the kit for the rollout, which will take place in Sweden and Denmark. As part of the deal, ZTE will also be involved in the upgrade of the operator’s 3G network. Hi3G says it expects […]

Mar
29
2011

Turkcell to launch services in Germany in April

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Turkcell has announced its launch in the German market  Europe’s third-largest operator in subscriber terms, Turkcell, has announced its intention to expand into the European market, starting with Germany in April this year.  As part of the newly formed subsidiary Turkcell Europe, the German MVNO will involve the launch of 1200 retail locations and will initially target Turkish citizens living and travelling in Germany with pre-and-postpaid offerings. With over 33 million subscribers, Turkcell has a […]

Mar
29
2011

Orange launches French smart metering operator

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Orange is partnering with water services specialist Veolia Water  French incumbent Orange has launched a smart metering operator in partnership with water services firm Veolia Water. The new player, dubbed m2o city, makes use of the ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) radio network, rather than Orange’s cellular data network. Taisei Miura, CEO of m2o said that, while the firm will operate only in France to begin with, “there are some opportunities which could be considered […]

Mar
29
2011

Ericsson partners with NetAmerica to roll out LTE in rural US

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NetAmerica Alliance is partnering with Ericsson to bring LTE to rural markets in America  NetAmerica Alliance has announced a partnership with Ericsson that will see the rolling out of LTE networks in rural US markets. The Alliance is a standalone organisation that brings together small, independent LTE licence holders in rural America, in an effort to create a nationwide 4G partnership capable of banding together to wield similar economic influence to that held by larger […]

Mar
29
2011

Verizon Wireless’ ongoing LTE drive creates a lush wireline-based backhaul opportunity

While AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $39 billion bid for rival T-Mobile was the main talk of the town at last week’s CTIA Wireless show, Verizon’s move to further expand its LTE network coverage will have an interesting side benefit to the wireline industry players that provide wireless backhaul services. As covered by my colleague Lynnette Luna at FierceWireless, Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) is going to roll out LTE into 59 additional markets in 2011. With that […]

Mar
29
2011

Mobile Backhaul Revolution

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The mobile data surge, together with the LTE and LTE-Advance standards, represent many changes both in technology and in the business models and opportunities for operators and providers in this domain. The need for higher bandwidth is driving mobile providers to look for solution that will allow them to support it. Femto and pico cells are smaller base stations that have been designed to support smaller areas. They allow the mobile operator to offload the […]

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