Qualcomm's next generation Gobi modem chipsets will begin sampling in Q4 2012 and will support both HSPA+ Release 10 & LTE Advanced. The new chipsets will support LTE carrier aggregation and true LTE Category 4 with data rates of up to 150 Mbps.
China's ZTE has announced two new LTE handsets running Android Ice Cream Sandwich with 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets. Company plans to showcase them at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress telecoms industry show in Barcelona.
Huawei has announced the commercial launch of the Automatic Neighbor Relation (ANR) feature on LTE networks in Cologne, Germany. The 3GPP standardized ANR feature is one of the important features of overall Self-Organizing Network (SON) solution.