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Archive for December, 2010

TD-LTE for China Mobile

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2010

China Mobile said Friday it will start large-scale testing of a domestically developed TD-LTE technology, having received approval from regulators. The six cities involved in the large-scale TD-LTE pilot are Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Xiamen using more than 3000 base-stations. China Mobile, under a mandate by the Chinese government, developed a local Chinese […]

Skype to be Banned in China?

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2010

China will crack down on what it calls “illegal Internet telephone providers”, a policy that may ban the popular VoiP provider, Skype. The decision was made by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology but no date for its implementation was announced, the Peoples’ Daily reports. The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post on […]

Craig McCaw Steps Down

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2010

Wireless pioneer Craig McCaw, the chairman of Clearwire, has decided to resign from his position effective December 31, the company said in a regulatory filing late Thursday. Clearwire, the first U.S. operator to offer “4G” services, launched WiMAX in Sept, 2008, in Baltimore. The company currently offers WiMAX broadband wireless services in 68 markets, including […]

Top 10 Telecom Advancements

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2010

Jim Machi of the Dialogic Corporation, a leading provider of telecom technologies based on open standards, lists the Top 10 Telecom Advancements of the Past 10 Years; Advent of VoIP. “Triple play” cable services in your home would not be possible unless there was VoIP. “Skyping” would not be possible unless there was VoIP. Mobile […]

4G Growth Projections

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2010

Juniper Research says business users in developed countries, led by the U.S. and Japan, will be the primary beneficiary of LTE services, reports Fierce Wireless. Juniper forecasts that global service revenues will exceed $200bn by 2015, from a standing start in 2011. ABI Research forecast mobile WiMAX subscribers will approach 59 million by 2015 while […]

Skype for iPhone

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2010

Today’s Skype for iPhone 3.0 announcement, adds video calling to the already hugely popular application. Skype for iPhone will work with other desktop or mobile users and is free. Skype for iPhone lets you make and receive free Skype video calls on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and works over both WiFi and 3G […]