Alcatel-Lucent is the latest western-based vendor to announce a high-profile 3G WCDMA network deal with China Unicom.
Ericsson says it will this week break its own HSPA world record with the world’s first demonstration of HSPA multi-carrier MIMO technology, providing peak downlink data rates of 56Mb/s, at the CTIA Wireless exhibition. HSPA multi-carrier technology with MIMO, which is currently being standardised, is scheduled for commercial deployment in 2010.
Twenty-five bosses of the world’s top mobile companies have signed a letter delivered to leaders of the G20 nations yesterday, pledging to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in mobile broadband development globally – a move they claim could create 25 million jobs and help lift the world out of recession – in return for a more stable regulatory environment and allocation of new spectrum.
Ericsson today said it has achieved interoperability between a commercial LTE device and LTE network, claiming the move to be a world-first. The Swedish vendor used Samsung’s new LTE dongles and its own live LTE network in Stockholm. “This is the first time a commercial, standard compliant LTE device demonstrated full interoperability with a live network,” said Johan Wibergh, senior VP and head of networks at Ericsson, in a statement.
TeleGeography reports that China Mobile has announced the result of its third-round TD-SCDMA equipment tender with a total contract value of CNY8.6 billion (US$1.26 billion).