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Fujitsu to offer LTE data terminal for Docomo

Fujitsu today announced it has been selected by Japanese operator NTT Docomo for supply of a LTE data terminal. Docomo is expected to commercially launch the next-generation technology in 2010. Fujitsu’s product will be backward compatible with the GSM family of technologies.

 

KDDI to launch dual 3G/WiMAX service in December

Japanese mobile operator KDDI plans to launch a dual 3G/WiMAX service before the end of the year, reports Telecompaper, citing an article in the Nikkei.

VinaPhone to launch 3G services

Vietnamese mobile operator VinaPhone will launch 3G services on 12 October, reports Telecompaper. The company will be the first of the 3G licensees to offer 3G services, one month after being granted the licence.

Telecom NZ hits 200,000 XT subs

Telecom New Zealand claims to have signed up over 200,000 subscribers to its new XT network based on HSPA technology, notes Dow Jones Newswires.

M1 sets HSPA speed precedent

Cellular News reports that Singapore’s MobileOne (M1) has announced a further upgrade of its HSPA+ network to support theoretical peak download speeds of up to 28Mb/s in selected areas.

Bharti blames SA government for MTN deal failure

India’s Bharti and South Africa’s MTN have cancelled their US$23 billion merger plans for the second time in two years, with Bharti blaming the South African government for the collapse. “Bharti and MTN have decided to disengage from their discussions when the exclusivity period ends on September 30, 2009,” Bharti said in a statement yesterday.

Japanese developers progress on LTE

Japan’s Docomo, NEC, Panasonic Mobile and Fujitsu have announced that they are making progress with their joint development of ‘LTE-PF,’ a mobile terminal platform based on LTE, reports Cellular News.

Qualcomm hits back at Japanese anti-trust order

Mobile silicon giant Qualcomm has refuted allegations made by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) this week accusing it of violating the intellectual property rights of local handset makers.