AT&T, Orange, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, Verizon, Vodafone, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, and Sony Ericsson have defined the preferred way to ensure the smooth introduction and delivery of voice and SMS services on Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks worldwide.
Microsoft announced the availability of a new line of Windows phones around the world that are available in a broad range of styles and prices.
The net addition of customers for August was 5.259 million, better than previous month, July being the month with the slowest rate of net addition of customers in 2009, only 4.553 million. The month with fastest rate of net addition of customers in 2009 was February, with 6.751 million customers.
LG Electronics announced the first Android mobile device. The announcement of LG’s first Android-powered smartphones comes only a week after the world’s third largest mobile phone company announced that it would be introducing three new Windows Mobile smartphones in the next few weeks.
Virgin Media has enhanced the capacity in its existing submarine cable link between the UK mainland and Ireland using a next-generation optical solution from Nortel.
Come May 2010, TELE Greenland will be able to offer its subscribers mobile broadband services enabled by 3G. The operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to roll out a 3G network on 900 MHz frequency and upgrade its existing core network.
Alcatel-Lucent and Nordics operator TeliaSonera announced the deployment of the first 100Mbps VDSL2-based access network in Finland, enabling the delivery of a full-blown (high-definition) IPTV service offering across the country.
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks and NTT DOCOMO announced the joint development and successful testing of common technical specifications for value-added IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network services.
TomTom and Vodafone Italy have announced an exclusive agreement to bring TomTom HD Traffic and TomTom’s LIVE Services to Italy.
América Móvil and Nokia announced a partnership to bring Ovi Store by Nokia, an evolving media service that consolidates Nokia’s existing content services into a one-stop-shop for content, to mobile customers in Latin America.
Huawei and Shaanxi Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, announced the successful commercial deployment of the world’s first five terabits per second (Tb/s) cluster router system on the operator’s metropolitan area network in Xi’an.
Nokia marked the next phase in the evolution of Maemo software with the new Nokia N900. Taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.
LG Electronics and Nortel have demonstrated the world’s first 3GPP standards compliant active handover of a data transmission between a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network and a CDMA network.
Alcatel-Lucent reached a critical milestone in the development of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband solution. Following certification from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Alcatel-Lucent is shipping its 700 MHz LTE base stations to service providers in the United States. With this achievement Alcatel-Lucent becomes the first vendor to have FCC-certified LTE base stations available, a key requirement for sales in the U.S. market.
Huawei has been selected by Grameenphone (GP), a subsidiary of Telenor, to deploy Bangladesh’ s first solar-powered base transceiver stations (BTS).
LG-Nortel has unveiled the first residential multimedia terminal based on the Android platform, which will allow users to enjoy customized phone services, broadband capabilities and innovative new applications in their homes.
Alvarion agreed with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand the existing OEM agreement to include Alvarion’s portfolio of mobile WiMAX solutions. As part of this new agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will resell Alvarion’s latest mobile WiMAX 802.16e solutions to Nokia Siemens Networks’ current and prospective WiMAX customers.
Alvarion announced a WiMAX 802.16e pilot with French operator Bolloré telecom in Marina Port Vauban in the south of France. The pilot is based on Alvarion’s end-to-end mobile WiMAX 4Motion solution operating at 3.5 GHz frequency band.
Ericsson and Telecom Italia are at the forefront of solar-powered site development, proving that alternative energy sources represent a viable business case for both emerging and developed markets.
Ericsson is enabling high-speed mobile broadband services for consumers in the Philippines through a contract with SMART, the country’s largest operator.
Subscribers of SFR, France’s leading communications service provider, will enjoy real time multimedia applications, such as virtual office. Earlier this month SFR in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks became the first to showcase such applications in France on a live 3G network with a 14 Mbps mobile broadband connection.
The number of smartphones shipped with open source operating systems (OS) will increase from 106 million this year to 223 million by 2014 according to a new report from telecom consultants Juniper Research.
Ericsson has been awarded contracts with the three telecom operators in China to provide fixed broadband access. Millions of people in an initial nine Chinese provinces will now be able to enjoy high-definition TV, as well as high-speed broadband and quality voice services.
Qualcomm and ZTE announced their collaboration to enhance the capacity and performance of UMTS systems with the integration of Qualcomm’s Uplink Interference Cancellation (ULIC) technology into ZTE’s next-generation UMTS base station products.
Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s mobile network operator and leader in the adoption of next-generation mobile services, to build the mobile backhaul network for its Long Term Evolution (LTE) service with Alcatel-Lucent’s Ethernet transmission solution.