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Prototype Novatel Wireless MiFi Unit does 18Mbps 4G over-the-air

One of the most valuable pieces of kit in my mobile hardware collection is my trusty Novatel Wireless 2352 unit that I have been testing for a long time. Novatel sent me a review unit a while ago and goodness me I’ve been putting it through it’s paces. It’s simply fantastic to be able to […]

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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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The world’s first WiMAX mobile phone appears

HTC has launched the MAX 4G, the only WiMAX 4G handset on the market today. Slight snag though, it’s just for Russia right now on their Scartel network. When will we see the handset elsewhere? Well, when other places have rolled out a WiMAX network we guess and is capable of supporting such a beast. […]

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Operators

Nottingham University launches WiMax network next week

If you’re living in the Radford, Forest Fields and Haddon Park areas of Nottingham, you’ll shortly be serviced by a rather wicked WiMAX network, courtesy of Nottingham University. Ostensibly the network is a pilot — aimed at connecting students, teaching staff, business and local residents. The network launches on the 29th of September (the day, […]

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Ask Mr Operator: “When will WiMax become standard for carriers?”

Last week, I invited the Mobile Industry Review audience to pose questions to Mr Operator. For the benefit of those new to Mr Operator — the series is written by a chap working high up in one of the world’s international mobile operators. As such, Mr Operator has a rather unique perspective on the marketplace […]

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Mr Operator’s upcoming 2,500 word WiMax ‘viewpoint’

The weekly newsletter subscribers will get the first 5 paragraphs of Mr Operator’s WiMax discourse early this afternoon. His piece will go live here later in the day. If you’ve ever wondered about WiMax and whether it’s any good, you’ll want to look at Mr Operator’s take. I don’t think I’m giving anything away when […]

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Mr Operator’s WiMax discourse in tomorrow’s newsletter

You can get a preview in full of Mr Operator’s WiMAX discourse in tomorrow’s newsletter. If you haven’t signed-up already, here’s the form you need: If you’re not getting the newsletter — and you’re signed-up — do talk to Krystal and she’ll sort it.

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Operators

WiMax discourse from Mr Operator coming shortly

We’ve a huge, huge piece on WiMax coming from Mr Operator. Suffice to say, he is not impressed. Some highlights I plucked from his piece this morning: “Over at Intel, someone else (possibly at the same long lunch) piped up and said “Great idea guys, here’s several Billion dollars, hop to it”. And lo, the […]

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UK operators worried about rumoured WiMax entrant

That’s four people and Unstrung who have mentioned a UK WiMax entrant hunting for spectrum in the UK. Ye plot, it doth thicken, M’Lord. Link: Unstrung – T-Mobile Challenges Ofcom – Wireless Bits That’s certainly plausible, but if you’re inclined to entertain conspiracy theories, this one is good: Spectrum refarming is not the issue. T-Mobile […]

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Sprint’s WiMax now ready for lift-off

Could this really be the green light we’ve been waiting for? It looks like, after all the delays and to-ing and fro-ing with partner Clearwire, Sprint’s WiMax network is finally ready for take-off. Sprint said that it’s now finished commercial testing of its Xohm network, alongside buddy Samsung, and the WiMax network is now meeting […]

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Intel’s WiMax invades Sweden

After Intel and Google’s WiMax antics earlier this week it looks like Sweden is next in the chipamker’s sights. The Scandinavian country awarded four “mobile broadband licences” this week – and Intel is confirmed as one of the lucky winners. According to AP, it paid around $26 million for its WiMax licence which will go […]