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The largest tactical unmanned air system in Europe was announced as a key pillar of a broad Anglo-French defence cooperation as the French Government confirmed its interest in working with the UK to develop Thales UK’s Watchkeeper.
Septentrio and QinetiQ achieved the world’s first successful reception of the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signal from the first Galileo satellites that were launched in October 2011.
LPRS, supplier of short-range radio devices, has been appointed by Shenzhen Arronna Antennas Co. Ltd. as the exclusive distributor in Europe for the company’s comprehensive range of antennas.
ASC Signal has been selected to provide a significant number of Ka-band antennas to one of Europe’s major satellite operators to ensure uptime in distributing Pay-TV channels to Europe’s extensive base of satellite television users. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Mobile capital expenditure in Western Europe contracted 3.8 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) even though mobile operators are building out coverage for 4G, and to a lesser extent enhancing capacity and coverage of their 3G networks. Not only was QoQ spend down but also, year-on-year (YoY) growth was down significantly (19 percent). “Overall capital expenditure for the region is expected to drop 12 percent to $14.4 billion for the year.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe(FSEU) and MSC Vertriebs GmbH have signed a pan-European distribution agreement.
NEC Corp. announced that NEC Europe Ltd. has signed a multi-million, multi-year mobile backhaul contract giving Tele2 Sverige AB the possibility to expand and upgrade Tele2’s European networks.
Worldwide mobile operator capital infrastructure expenditure in 2013 will experience opposing forces from different regional markets. “In North America, mobile carrier CapEx will grow 2.1 percent to US$13.4 billion as the accelerated LTE equipment spend programs from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, etc. concentrate spending in 2013,” said Jake Saunders, VP and practice director of core forecasting at ABI Research.
CEA-Leti, which has developed opportunistic radio technologies (or cognitive radio) since 2005, is the first research center in France to be granted a government licence to experiment with television white space equipment in the field.
Based on 2012 shipment data, where cellular module revenues grew 21 percent YoY, ABI Research expects to see a further increase in shipments, reaching nearly 100 million units by 2015.
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