Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced that it has successfully demonstrated wireless 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmissions over satellite backhaul at download speeds of over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of 786 Kbps, including video phone calls. The testing involved the combination of a Hughes satellite modem with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology and Lemko Corp.'s Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe).
NEC Corporation announced that Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, together with NEC Neva Communications Systems, a subsidiary of NEC Europe, is providing a new femtocell service in Siberia.
Aviat Networks Inc., a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance as an active sponsor along with a community of leading operators and manufacturers in the mobile industry. The company will also be showcasing its latest LTE proven products at the NGMN Industry Conference, which will be held June 13-15, in San Francisco, California.
Alcatel-Lucent has announced that the Smart-RF research project undertaken by a consortium of companies led by Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, achieved a major breakthrough for base station deployment. The group developed the technical foundation for a new reconfigurable radio frequency transmitter capable of supporting different wireless standards within a single radio frequency band.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. has received orders of approximately $4 million to supply microwave backhaul solutions and turnkey services including installation, project management and commissioning to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA). The NTUA selected Ceragon’s FibeAir®IP-10G to power the Navajo Nation’s wireless backhaul network.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) and PureWave Networks Inc., an innovative provider of advanced, cost-effective 4G wireless base stations, announced their collaboration on PureWave’s newly announced PureWave Constellation, a family of LTE small cell base stations, designed to handle up to 1 Gbps of data traffic with unmatched ease.
Tecore Networks® announced the availability of a scalable LTE network ‘starter kit’ that includes the iCore LTE Core Network targeting operators with an initial deployment of up to ten thousand subscribers. This configuration aims at optimizing capital expenditure (CAPEX), putting LTE deployments in reach for smaller operators looking to add to their service offering, or meet build out requirements.