4GWE Conference

The 4GWE Conference collocated with ITEXPO West 2009, is running Sept. 1 to 3 in Los Angeles. TEXPO West keynotes covered the gamut of communications technology. A keynote session of the 4GWE conference covered the opportunities and challenges of the broadband stimulus program.

Other news from the conference:

There are 400 million people using 3G (HSDPA/WCDMA) technologies today,” Ericsson’s CTO Hakan Eriksson told GigaOm last month. “There will be 70 million people using WiMAX in five years.” By then, he expects Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be the standard backed most all large phone companies.

The biggest surge in WiMAX growth, says Jupiter research, will happen after 2010.

Nokia Siemens Networks has stopped development of WiMax radio technology entirely, opting to partner with specialty vendors Airspan and Alvarion for their base station gear, leaving Motorola, Samsung, and Huawei — largely by virtue of their Clearwire contracts — as the big three WiMAX vendors.

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