FASTTAKES: ID-WiBB, Sandvine, Mobyland, Sequans, ZTE, Grameenphone

Staff writer
02 Dec 2010
00:00

Group launches Wimax, Wi-Fi roaming in Indonesia

ID-WiBB, an industry-led group in Indonesia, has launched a broadband roaming facility powered by Aptilo Networks. This will enable roaming between Wimax and Wi-Fi, and possibly future LTE operators.

Sandvine, Acision forge global team-up

Sandvine has partnered with Acision to provide operators with detailed traffic insight and capabilities such as traffic flow control, subscriber control, service creation and differentiation, as well as intelligent content optimization for mobile networks.

Mobyland readies commercial LTE solution in Poland

Mobyland chose Altair Semiconductor to power the first commercial-grade deployment available on a 1800MHz LTE network in Poland. An LTE-USB modem based on Altair's FourGee-3100/6200 technology, the solution has gone through interoperability and field testing and is ready for deployment.

Sequans, Gemtek partner on LTE

Sequans and Gemtek have entered into a partnership to speed up new LTE consumer devices to market. Gemtek is developing several devices based on Sequans’ LTE UE chip, including a compact USB dongle and a desktop CPE, which are slated for large-scale operator trials beginning in the first quarter of 2011.

ZTE demos VoLTE call based on IMS

ZTE recently demonstrated IP multimedia subsystem-based (IMS) Voice over LTE calls on CSL’s LTE network and its existing mobile networks. This is the first time VoLTE calls are made to the industry based on the inter-operability of LTE network and existing 2G/3G networks.

Grameenphone ramps up SingleRAN network

Grameenphone tapped Huawei to provide a large-scale capacity expansion and enhancement of its Next Generation SingleRAN network. As part of this three year agreement, Huawei will deploy its industry-leading SingleRAN solutions for Grameenphone’s mobile network and install thousands of 4th Generation base stations across Bangladesh.

DoCoMo launches Japan’s first LTE service

NTT DoCoMo will launch on December 24 its Xi (read “Crossy”), Japan’s first wireless connectivity service based on Long Term Evolution. Xi will enable mobile data communication at a maximum downlink speed of 75 Mbps, and data terminals will be sold initially for connection to mobile computers, beginning with the USB-type L-02C.

LGS Innovations, Wavesat team up for 4G mobile devices

LGS Innovations and Wavesat have agreed to collaborate in the development of 4G mobile device equipment and technology for private and public network applications. Wavesat will provide LGS with 4G silicon (known as the Odyssey 9000 product line), software, reference designs and support for all user equipment for LTE.

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