Who’s Going to Win the LTE Race?

The 2G wireless hardware market was dominated by Motorola, Ericsson & Nokia, collectively called M.E.N. Then came 3G and along with it Nortel and Lucent. With LTE wireless broadband on the horizon who is going to dominate the next generation hardware business? Find out.…

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As Need For Mobile Speed Grows, 3.5G Networks Boom

As need for wireless speed grows, carriers are turning to 3.5G wireless broadband technology called HSPA+. There are 58 HSPA+ networks live across the world. Of the total, 19 were launched in 2010 alone. Another 43 networks are waiting in the wings.…

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Japan Getting Blazing Fast 42 Mbps Wireless Network

Ericsson today said it will power EMOBILE's 42 Mbps dual cell HSPA network in Japan, expected to launch in major cities before year-end. The upgraded network will be Japan's first use of dual cell HSPA, or DC-HSPA, which pairs channels together for faster wireless speeds.…

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Mobile Milestone: Data Surpasses Voice Traffic

Mobile data traffic outnumbered voice traffic for the first time last December, according to wireless equipment vendor Ericsson. Worryingly, that data traffic was generated by an estimated 400 million smartphones compared with 4.6 billion mobile subscribers making voice calls. What happens when everyone has a smartphone?…

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What's Left of Nortel Today?

Almost a year after Nortel filed for bankruptcy, we take a look at what's left of the 114-year-old company that began as Northern Electric and Manufacturing to sell telephones to Canadians. All that remains are some patents and an IP phone joint venture with LG.…

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Ericsson's Cuts Underscore Persistent Telecom Woes

Ericsson said it will slash 950 jobs in addition to an existing restructuring effort aimed at securing savings of $1.4 billion by the middle of next year. Indeed, with Chinese upstarts Huawei and ZTE on the rise, the telecom sector isn't out of the woods yet.…

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Motorola LTE: It's Not Dead Yet!

[qi:gigaom_icon_lte] Just three days after an analyst questioned Motorola’s (s mot) ability to win any business selling Long Term Evolution equipment (something…

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WiMAX Not Really 4G: Ericsson CTO

Ericsson chief technology officer Hakan Eriksson tells me that the Swedish wireless gear maker is really big in the US, why WiMAX really isn't 4G, and a world where 4G wireless broadband is a norm, we will soon need a device that is a cross between an iPhone & a Netbook.…

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