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New tech puts LTE network optimisation into the base station (users already overloading 4G networks)

With the rise of 4G as LTE slowly rolls-out across the globe it’s tempting to think that data optimisation technology will become redundant. No longer will users have to squeeze YouTube cat videos (and it really is video that’s pushing operators hardest now) down feeble 3G connections. Not so, say experts Mobixell.

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Looking towards Mobile World Congress ’09

In nearly a month from now, Mobile World Congress will be over, done and dusted, put to bed, an ex-event, acabado – finished. What are we expecting to see, what are we likely to experience, what will astound us and what will we all be talking about five weeks from now? From what we’ve already […]

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Thoughts on the year, 2008 in review

As the year starts to draw to a close, we thought we’d look back at significant moments in the mobile world during 2008. Ponderings where you can sit down with your grand children one day and say ‘yes, I was there when it happened’, or if you’re too senile by then, they can tell you […]

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Nokia, NEC and friends agree LTE patent swap shop

A handful of mobile heavyweights, including the likes of Nokia, Ericsson, NEC and Alcatel-Lucent have announced they’ve got together and worked out a patent sharing system for the development of HSDPA’s successor, LTE. The framework will give all of the company “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms” for licensing each other’s essential patents. The deal will […]

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Verizon Wireless, AT&T get going on LTE

More news off the back of the 700 MHz spectrum auction – licence buyers were forbidden from talking about their plans for their purchases until last week – with Verizon and AT&T have announced they’re going to use spectrum to launch LTE (long term evolution networks). “In the future, AT&T’s 700 MHz spectrum holdings will […]

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LTE networks hit 250Mbps

NTT DoCoMo has been pushing ahead with boosting network speeds: the Japanese operator says it has notched up a downlink transmission rate of 250Mbps over an outdoor LTE test network. DoCoMo is now working on testing handover from one base station to another, and how LTE performs in both indoor and outdoor environments, carrying out […]