WiMAX to lose out to HSPA+, LTE

An estimated 2.1 billion wireless broadband customers are forecast to generate $784bn in service revenue by 2015, according to figures released this week. But industry analyst Analysys Mason warns that cellular technologies are set to dominate the wireless broadband services market, with twenty times as many users as WiMAX by the end of 2015. Analysys [...]

OBSAI integrates LTE into base station platform

The base station ninjas at OBSAI (the Open Base Station Architecture Initiative) said Friday that it has incorporated LTE into its base station architecture for the first time. OBSAI is an industry forum devoted to the creation of a suite of open specifications for base station architectures, and this latest news means that the forum’s [...]

LTE backers prepare for interoperability tests

Next generation wireless technology backers this week outlined plans for cross vendor device to network interoperability testing of Long Term Evolution (LTE). The LTE SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI), a global group of LTE equipment vendors and operators, which is fostering the development of a global LTE ecosystem, launched the initiative to ensure a wide range [...]

Nortel gains on 4G shift; offloads WiMAX development

Canadian equipment vendor Nortel Networks watched its shares soar 13 per cent on Wednesday, after the company announced plans to shift its 4G focus to LTE, rather than WiMAX. Nortel will offload its WiMAX initiative into a strategic agreement with WiMAX kit vendor Alvarion, supplying core network solutions, backhaul, applications, and global services, to be [...]

The Agenda Setter 2008

Agenda Setter


Ericsson | LTE

Orga Systems | Billing

Alvarion | Mobile WiMAX

Neustar | Prescence

Cisco | WiMAX

Industry guarded on WiMAX/LTE merger

Merger ahead?

Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin has suggested that WiMAX and LTE technologies could be merged, to reduce the burden on the industry of developing dual standards. In a keynote speech at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sarin said that LTE could “provide room for TDD WiMAX.”



When 4G rolls around, which team will emerge triumphant?

Issue 147 February 2008


Steve Pusey: The Group CTO of Vodafone talks exclusively to MCI

Customer ownership: Can operators and vendors meet in the middle to share the spoils of customer spend?

LTE backers complete test calls

Wireless broadband technology Long Term Evolution (LTE), moved a step closer to commercial reality on Thursday as Alcatel-Lucent and LG Electronics announced the completion of test calls. The companies, which carried out the multi-vendor interoperability testing initiative using Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE kit and mobile device prototypes from LG, said the announcement represented a key milestone in [...]

WiMAX gaining serious momentum

The global telecoms industry is on the cusp of major change, with operators fast approaching decision time regarding their 4G strategies. According to a study released by ABI Research this week, the critical choice to be made is whether to go down the WiMAX or the LTE (Long Term Evolution) route. Already mobile WiMAX 802.16e [...]

Long Term Evolution (LTE): an introduction

Published by Ericsson

Mobile broadband is becoming a reality, as the Internet generation grows accustomed to having broadband access wherever they go, and not just at home or in the office. Out of the estimated 1.8 billion people who will have broadband by 2012, some two-thirds will be mobile broadband consumers – and the majority of these will be served by HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) and LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks.

In the future…

In the future...

Long Term Evolution is on its way. But will the operators want it?

Issue 141 May 2007


Content special: Exclusive data from M:Metrics reveals the state of the mobile content market.

Pekka Ala-Pietilä: The ex-president of Nokia talks to MCI about his new project–the ad-funded MVNO, Blyk.