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The GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) says there are now 180 operators in 70 countries which are deploying, trialing or evaluating LTE.
 
However, such impressive figures mask the fact that most carriers will stick with tests or small scale 'hotzone' roll-outs for several years.
 
Several cellcos are playing down the first mover ad

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The next generation of the Wimax standard will be commercialized this year, industry officials promised as they gathered in Taiwan for technology meetings last week.
 
Wimax2, based on the 802.16m standard, will be backwards compatible with the current Mobile Wimax platform, but with faster data rates, and enhanced security and power efficiency.

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OvumA gap is opening up between mobile operators in Asia-Pacific, with major implications for investment and the management of market growth.

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Prediction ain’t easy. But that doesn’t stop many wouldbe pundits from trying to read the 2011 tea leaves, with sometimes hilarious results. The antidote?

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Specific 4G predictions and forecasts by category:
  • LTE
The worldwide LTE subscriber base will reach 6.52 million in 2011.

Maravedis analysts
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A few decades ago, the telecom industry was all about voice calls; now voice uses only a small amount of bandwidth that was deployed to handle data. Mobile services have gone from an extravagance to the main service option for the masses. And regulatory policy appears to be teetering between total deregulation and re-nationalizing the telecom industry.

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Around the world, national regulatory authorities (NRAs) have authorized the licensing and deployment of fixed and mobile broadband wireless access (BWA) services in the 3.3-3.7 GHz bands.

In many instances, licensees have adopted and deployed BWA systems based on IEEE Std 802.16, often employing profiles for this band that have been developed by the WiMAX Forum.

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Stephen Lee, general director of Samsung's product planning groupStephen Lee, general director of Samsung's product planning group, highlights this year's key successes.

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It may be a bold prediction, but the writing is on the wall—2011 is likely to be a year that sees the beginning of the end of several technology companies. 
 
Despite the rebound this year from the depths of recession in 2009, economic and industry growth is likely to be subdued in 2011. While the wallets of consumers and businesses alike are open on

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A senior vice president of Ericsson earlier this month revealed that at some point his company would consider buying networks from operators.
 
This is not much of a surprise coming from an equipment provider who now runs over 300 mobile networks and manages a potential 700 million subscribers across multiple continents.
 
Clearly the global r

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