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The OpenET Alliance, the industry association that promotes energy efficient wireless transmission through Envelope Tracking (ET), has announced its first wave of members, and the release of an updated interface specification for cellular terminals.
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has published an update to its Evolution to LTE Report, covering LTE FDD and LTE TDD system modes, which confirms 319 operators have committed to commercial LTE network deployments or are engaged in trials, technology testing or studies.
Thales and Nokia Siemens Networks have a MOU covering the EMEA region, which aims to provide a broadband LTE solution for high speed data communication to Professional Mobile Radio users.
Huawei and the Russian operator YOTA Networks have successfully launched the first commercial LTE network in Moscow. YOTA Networks decided to provide Mobile Broadband (MBB) based services enabled by a best of breed LTE network and selected Huawei as its preferred technology partner.
Cassidian has launched the TB3s TETRA base station, which can be fitted with broadband LTE carriers. It includes the same powerful features as other TB3 series TETRA base stations, guarantees the same utter reliability, and can also house broadband LTE eNode equipment that enables LTE communications in addition to regular TETRA services.
Antenova Ltd. has released a LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones which covers the global LTE bands. The company’s extremely wideband and efficient antenna design is claimed to overcome the difficulty of covering all the LTE frequency bands without the use of switches or tunable active components, resulting in a lower cost LTE MIMO antenna system for smartphones.
Huawei has been selected by Portuguese mobile operator Optimus to provide UMTS/LTE multi-frequency antennas for its LTE commercial network. The commercialization of Huawei's antennas in Portugal extends the current mobile network portfolio and will boost the overall prosperity of the European LTE market.
Operators Polkomtel and Aero2 have chosen Ericsson to supply WCDMA and LTE infrastructure in Poland. The upgrades will allow for expanded WCDMA and LTE coverage in northern and western Poland to keep pace with rapid uptake of smartphones and increased demand for mobile broadband.
ip.access has shipped an LTE-only version of its new E-100 dual mode access point to five customers for laboratory and field trials. This is an important staging point in the process of moving towards full commercial deployments and represents the company’s first LTE product shipments.
EB, Elektrobit Corp. has introduced the EB Propsim FS8 radio channel emulator for testing the wireless performance of mobile devices and chipsets. The FS8 is a compact MIMO emulator for testing 2G, 3G and 4G LTE technologies.
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