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Qualcomm appealing $270 million fine levied by European Commission

EC found Qualcomm violated antitrust laws with 3G 'market dominance' The European Commission this week fined U.S. chipset giant Qualcomm $271 million, alleging it forced competitor Icera out of the 3G baseband market by selling products below cost. Icera, based in the U.K., was acquired...

#TBT: Verizon boosts spectrum portfolio; Nextel ponders 3G in 1.9 GHz … 10 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades and enjoy the memories! Verizon spectrum build-up will aid EV-DO development With a...

SouthernLINC to provide nationwide GSM/UMTS service

Regional mobile operator SouthernLINC Wireless said it has signed an agreement with mobile virtual network enabler Prepaid Wireless Wholesale to sell “nationwide high-speed data, voice and messaging services” within its current footprint across portions of the Southeast. The services will run across GSM...

Reality Check (Special Edition): The mobile American revolution

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Despite having previously been late adopters of new mobile technologies, the United States has taken the lead...

AT&T Mobility to begin updating 4G devices to 4G capabilities

AT&T Mobility (T) is set to “4G-enize” a 4G device announcing this afternoon that it was set to begin rolling out an update for the HTC Corp. Inspire smartphone that will allow for higher-speed uploads through the HSUPA standard.The Inspire launched earlier this year...

AT&T filing provides interesting industry data

AT&T Inc. (T) late last week filed its petition to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc. with the Federal Communications Commission. The detailed document, excluding the lack of detail from redacted information, lays out AT&T’s argument as to why the FCC should allow the nation’s No....

New York City delivers mobility in a carrier-free world

NEW YORK CITY — Mobile broadband is being delivered outside the carrier framework to this city's brass and dozens of of city agencies. After being solely reliant on carriers for mobility before, the city began making moves in 2006 to launch a private wireless...

Acme Packet boosts handover capabilities for voice over LTE

Though voice over LTE (VoLTE) is still at least a year away from making its debut on any major carrier, the technical work that's required to make that transition possible is well underway.LTE provides carriers with an opportunity to enhance their network coverage for...

NSN, Motorola and Huawei relationships part cooperative, part accusatory: NSN buy of Motorola assets on hold amid Chinese regulatory review

In a bit of a tangled infrastructure web, Nokia Siemens Networks said it would not complete its proposed acquisition of Motorola Inc.'s wireless networks infrastructure business this quarter because Chinese regulatory authorities are still reviewing the matter. The delay is just the latest twist...

Huawei sues to stop sale of some Motorola assets to Nokia Siemens Networks

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is asking a U.S. court to block the sale of some of Motorola Inc.’s wireless networks business to Nokia Siemens Networks, charging that the $1.2 billion proposed sale of the business could transfer Huawei's intellectual property around GSM and UMTS...

Reader Forum: Optimizing heterogeneous networks via advanced SON technology

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

China's mobile base surpasses 833M in November

The Chinese mobile market continued to show strong growth during November with the nation’s three wireless operators posting nearly 8.9 million customer additions and pushing the country’s total mobile customer base to more than 833 million subscribers.The country’s – and world’s – largest operator...

ZTE lands $85M contract for Aircel's 3G network in India

ZTE Corp. announced that it closed a deal worth $85 million to build and deploy a 3G network for pan-India operator Aircel. The win doesn't exactly translate to a new customer for the Chinese vendor because ZTE already supplied equipment for Aircel's existing GSM...

@ Mobile Broadband China: Analysts frame the global outlook

SHANGHAI, CHINA — A group of analysts shared the main stage here at Mobile Broadband China last week to add some academic flair to Light Reading's first conference in China.It's not as if any explanation is needed to highlight the reasoning for the event's...

Alliances: Openwave and Lebanese operator, Moto and China Mobile, Audi and Telit

Black Box Corp. said it renewed its agreement with CommScope Enterprise Solutions, which calls for Black Box to sell and support CommScope Enterprise solutions throughout the United States.Motorola and China Mobile Communications Corp. teamed up to demonstrate and end-to-end TD-LTE solution at the Shanghai...

RIM expands Bold to CDMA, updates Pearl

Research In Motion Ltd. unveiled updated versions of a pair of its devices this morning that should bring increased functionality to its devices that are seeing a dramatic increase in competition in the smartphone market.   RIM said it’s set to launch a CDMA version of...

@CTIA: T-Mobile USA throws hat into pops race

LAS VEGAS – The battle for data coverage is now in full effect with T-Mobile USA Inc. saying it expects to cover 185 million potential customers with its HSPA+ network by the end of the year. The industry’s No. 4 carrier said the network...

T-Mobile USA open to spectrum possibilities

T-Mobile USA Inc. looks to be hunting for spectrum, and according to comments by its CEO, is not afraid to find a partner to fill that need.According to a Reuters report this morning, T-Mobile USA CEO Robert Dotson told analysts at an investor conference...

Reality Check: The mobile service evolution continues

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Each year the mobile industry starts with a bang as attendees flock to the 2010 International Consumer...

Infrastructure Awards: Alcatel-Lucent, NSN, ZTE

Following are infrastructure contracts announced during the past week:Alcatel-Lucent Hungary: With Pannon to provide an all-IP solution to unify the carrier’s mobile core network and its existing IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul infrastructure.Value: UndisclosedNokia Siemens Networks Poland: With Polkomtel SA to extend and modernize the carrier’s...

The downside of LTE expectations

Editor's Note: This originally appeared in RCR Wireless News' January Special Edition, Wireless Infrastructure: The Engine for Economic Recovery. Look for our March Special Edition coming soon.While the wireless industry should be excited about the possibilities that advanced generation network technologies will bring...

Infrastructure Awards: ADC, Airvana, Huawei, ZTE

Following are infrastructure contracts announced during the past week:ADC Telecom Canada: To deploy its InterReach Fusion and InterReach Unison distributed antenna systems to provide multi-operator wireless and public safety service at all major sports venues and many hospitality sites in Vancouver during the...

Huawei Q&A: 95,000 employees and growing

Publisher's Note: This is the second a multi-part series of articles on Chinese companies following Publisher Jeff Mucci's recent trip to China. Huawei Fast Facts: In 2009, Huawei achieved over USD 30 billion in contract sales and USD 21.5 billion in revenue (unaudited revenues)....

Huawei Q&A: 95,000 employees and growing

Publisher's Note: This is the second a multi-part series of articles on Chinese companies following Publisher Jeff Mucci's recent trip to China. Huawei Fast Facts: In 2009, Huawei achieved over USD 30 billion in contract sales and USD 21.5 billion in revenue (unaudited revenues)....

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