FASTTAKES: Ruckus, LightSquared, Huawei

Staff writer
02 Feb 2011

Chongqing Telecom taps Ruckus Wireless for a large-scale, citywide deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots to supporting its new service, Tianyi Broadband, which bundles wired broadband, Wi-Fi and CDMA 3G in a single package.

LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja promises the FCC its proposed integrated satellite-terrestrial broadband network will not interfere with GPS satellites and other maritime and aeronautical emergency communications.

Huawei Technologies wins a contract from TeliaSonera to expand and upgrade its GSM/HSPA+/LTE network throughout southern Norway.

Huawei also announces that its has successfully completed a circuit switched (CS) fallback voice call with a third-party handset provider at its LTE/EPC Interoperability Testing Lab in Shanghai.

SK Telecom sells its entire 29.3% stake in Skytel, Mongolia’s second largest mobile carrier, to existing Mongolian shareholders, including Sun Clay Group and Global Com, for KRW 25.8 billion ($23 million).

Verizon Wireless unveils ten LTE devices at CES 2011, including smartphones, tablets and mobile hotspots. Verizon also says it will add 140 LTE markets in 2011.

Sprint announces its Clearwire Wimax users now have roaming access to Digicel in Jamaica and Global Mobile in Taiwan.

Sequans says it is supplying Wimax chips for the new HTC EVO Shift Wimax smartphone from Sprint.

The US FCC designates LTEas the broadband platform for a planned national public safety broadband network to ensure nationwide interoperability, reports Broadcasting & Cable.

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