- Buyers Guide
Cellular 4G/LTE Channel
For the second calendar quarter in a row, smartphone shipments represented more than half (52%) of the world’s mobile phone shipments. Led by electronics manufacturer Samsung, an estimated 408 million handsets and 214 million smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2013, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research.
With the first service providers, such as SK Telecom, now upgrading their networks to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and China Mobile deploying a TD-LTE network and issuing a huge tender for over 200,000 base stations, TD-LTE and LTE-Advanced are set to dominate the LTE installed base of macro basestations as early as 2015.
Leading connector suppliers HUBER+SUHNER, Rosenberger, SPINNER and Telegärtner have jointly developed a new connector system for the mobile communication market.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. announced that a large Asia Pacific mobile operator is deploying the company’s solutions as part of its LTE network upgrade.
Nujira Ltd. and TowerJazz have extended their partnership agreement to include production of Nujira’s latest NCT-L1300 Coolteq.L ET modulator chip for LTE handsets.
Nokia Corp.and Siemens AG have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Nokia acquires Siemens' entire 50 percent stake in their joint venture, Nokia Siemens Networks.
Anritsu Corp. announces its first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) test case submissions to RAN 5, demonstrating a strength in protocol conformance that extends across current 2G, 3G, and leading-edge LTE technology. This follows its recent world first in validating RF conformance test cases for CA in PTCRB. RAN 5 verification paves the way for protocol test validations and the inclusion of this technology in GCF and PTCRB certification.
NEC Corp. has been selected by Poland’s EmiTel broadcast network operator to provide its iPASOLINK EX outdoor, integrated, ultra-compact microwave communications system supporting 70 to 80 GHz band communications.
LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) subscriptions will take an important role in the mobile subscriber market, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 295% between 2013 and 2018 to reach 500 million, which will represent 34% of the overall 1.47 billion LTE-related subscriptions. Meanwhile, total LTE subscriptions for 1Q-2013 increased by 37.5% quarter-on-quarter, reaching 108 million.