Ericsson Unveils Wind-Powered Cell Tower

Swedish telecommunications provider Ericsson is putting some wind power into it network with a new wind-power radio communications tower unveiled today. The wind-powered Tower Tube uses a vertical-axis turbine from Vertical Wind AB to help power the radio base stations and antennas.…

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STMicro and Ericsson Pin Hopes on the Platform

Ericsson will contribute $1.1 billion to the proposed joint venture as well as its platform technology used in cell phones and modems. STMicro will fund the venture with $1.2 billion in assets. It will compete with Qualcomm's Gobi.…

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LTE Patent Framework Planned

A group of equipment vendors and handset makers have teamed up to craft a licensing framework for the fourth-generation LTE mobile standard.…

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LTE: Dreaming of Wireless Broadband

A recent demonstration of Ericsson's LTE base station, which boasted a throughput of 150 Mbps on download and 30 Mbps for uploads, induced in me a moment of technology utopia.…

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