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The second half of 2010 in India was abuzz with discussion of several possibilities for BWA licensees regarding whether to deploy TD-LTE, Wimax, or a hybrid-type network (supporting Wimax in the initial stage with a migration path to TD-LTE).
 
These speculations have been laid to rest with license holders now leaning towards

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China Mobile will begin TD-LTE trials in six cities in the first quarter of 2011, indicating the operator is edging closer to a commercial launch.
 
The operator will deploy over 3,000 TD-LTE base stations – including 2,500 outdoors and 500 indoors – in Beijing, Shanghai, Gaungzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen and Xiamen.
 
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stirred speculation the company could buy Twitter, after having breakfast with the Dick Costolo, CEO of the microblog firm.
 
India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board has

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The wireless broadband market has been divided into the two main groups of wireless operators: the established mobile operators with or without 3G spectrum, and the new entrants, mainly greenfield operators and other fixed line operators. The Wimax Forum and 3GPP have been pursuing two separate avenues to reach the same market.

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BWA/Wimax subs are expected to hit 13 million by the end of the year, up from nine million reported in Q2. Despite questions about Wimax's long-term roadmap, deployments continue on a large scale. 

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YTL Communications has become the fourth and final operator to join Malaysia’s Wimax party, unwrapping its “Yes” branded network on Friday.
 
YTL says it plans to spend $850 million on building out the network, which is more than two years behind the Au

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China Mobile plans to run TD-LTE trials in as many as half a dozen cities.
 
Equipment for what would be the world’s first metro TD-LTE trials is in place and the company is waiting for MIIT approval, chairman Wang Jianzhou said, according to the Econom

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Long term evolution will gain traction after 2012 with forecast connections of over 300 million in 2015, according to Ovum.
 
The fierce competition of the Chinese mobile industry and longer lead time to sufficiently incubate the national TD-SCDMA standard in mainland China is pushing operators and others to act pro

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Qualcomm is reportedly aiming to sell its Indian BWA spectrum already – but only if the buyers agree to use it for TD-LTE.
 
Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest cellco, and rival Aircel have emerged as possible buyers.
 
Qualcomm - which paid 49.13 billion rupees ($1.1b) for wireless frequencies in four Indian circles in June - has

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