Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mobile WiMAX Losing Ground with Korea, US Turning Away

Mobile WiMAX led by KT, Samsung Electronics and Intel is increasingly being isolated, according to this report. Though Mobile WiMAX is still a candidate for a 4G standard, LTE is likely to become the dominant technology. As forecast, Mobile WiMAX will probably remain as a niche technology as has CDMA compared with UMTS and GSM.

Friday, February 15, 2008

WiMAX Forum plots for 700 MHz

The Forum is looking at WiMAX from a slightly different perspective. While previous efforts included fixed or portable WiMAX based on IEEE 802.16d standards, the profile work within 700 MHz will be strictly 802.16e and especially mobile.

Nortel Evolved EDGE Technology Delivers Mobile Broadband, Builds Bridge to 4G

Nortel will demonstrate dual-carrier Evolved EDGE technology that can achieve double the throughput compared to existing EDGE solutions. The demonstration at Mobile World Congress will take place in the Hyperconnected Home area of the Nortel booth and will include live video streaming over Evolved EDGE and LTE - which demonstrates the coupling of these technologies to deliver network-wide service continuity. This solution uses Nortel BSS commercial equipment and the Prisma dual-carrier mobile simulator.

Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung Debut Industry's First Solution for Seamless WiMAX-GSM/EDGE Dual-Mode Services

This first-of-its-kind solution will enable operators to blend GSM/EDGE and WiMAX networks and thus offer their mobile subscribers wireless data and voice service that span an entire nation. Operators will be able to gradually roll out wireless broadband services using the most advanced WiMAX standard, Rev-e (802.16e-2005), because when their subscribers move out of WiMAX range the existing GSM/EDGE network will immediately pick up the connection without disruption in the subscriber's session or call.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Top 8 Issues in the Korean Telecom Market 2008

* Samsung, LG Expect another Robust Year in 2008
* IPTV Gaining Momentum
* WiBro Looking for the Right Track
* Government Policy Harbingering Internet Phone Boom
* Mobile TV: A Hollow Business
* HSDPA is Likely to Get a Boost by USIM Unlock
* Mobile Phone Subsidy to be Deregulated
* Strong Call for Price Cut Swaying the Mobile Market

Monday, January 14, 2008

Axtel Selects Motorola for Mobile WiMAX in Mexico : Mobile Broadband News featuring WiMAX, HSPA, EV-DO, WiBro, LTE, UMB, 4G, and Mobile TV technologie

Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. (”AXTEL”), a fixed-line integrated telecommunications company, today announced that Motorola de Mexico S.A. and Motorola Inc. have been selected as the first vendor to provide access points, core network equipment, associated services and customer devices for its initial deployment of WiMAX technology.

AXTEL will purchase from Motorola equipment to install 802.16e WiMAX base stations (access points), voice and data customer premise equipment, or CPE’s, and PCMCIA cards. Indoor CPE’s with Wi-Fi functionality and USB dongles will also be available for WiMAX. Laptops, PDA’s and handsets with WiMAX embedded chipsets should be available by the end of this year or beginning 2009.