FASTTAKES: Broadcom, Deutsche Telekom, IPWireless

Staff writer
04 Nov 2010

Broadcom buys Beceem at $316m

Broadcom will pay about $316 million to acquire WiMAX silicon specialists Beceem, which recently expanded its offerings to embrace LTE as well.

Deutsche Telekom deploys LTE in digital dividend

Deutsche Telekom will launch long term evolution later this year in Germany, extending advanced mobile broadband services to underserved rural areas. Nokia Siemens Networks was chosen as one of the suppliers for hardware, software and services for the LTE radio network across Germany.

IPWireless, Samsung demo IMB edge

IPWireless has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics to develop and demonstrate phones with broadcast capabilities based on the 3GPP integrated mobile broadcast (IMB) standard. IMB is capable of streaming live video and broadcasting and storing content on the device for later consumption.

Nokia Siemens Networks readies TD-LTE for India

Nokia Siemens Networks has demonstrated the time division duplex version of long term evolution (TD-LTE) using broadband wireless access spectrum in India. Using interoperable TD-LTE dongles from Samsung, the demo showcased a peak throughput speed of 110Mbps and low latency in the range of 10-20 milliseconds.

Femto Forum publishes APIs for LTE femtocell

The Femto Forum has published a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) which help enable long term evolution femtocell semiconductors and protocol software stacks from different vendors to interoperate. The APIs address three fundamental functions–RF modulation, scheduling and network monitoring.

Ubiquisys opens femtocell center in Cambridge

Ubiquisys has opened a new development centre in Cambridge, United Kingdom, to meet the fast-growing global operator demand for femtocells. The facility will focus on 3G and long term evolution technologies as Ubiquisys begins to deploy its range of small cells into new markets.

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