ABI Research: LTE Subscriber Numbers Surpassed WiMAX in 2Q12

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LTE subscriber totals have surpassed WiMAX in 2Q12, reports ABI Research. Report also predicts that LTE handsets will surpass 80-percent of device shipments during 2016.

MTS, Nokia Siemens Networks Launch TD-LTE Network

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Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched LTE services in most of Moscow and 40 population centers in Moscow regions. Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it is the sole vendor for the TD-LTE network launch and a range of comprehensive services.

Yota Offers LTE Service in St Petersburg

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Russian operator Scartel (Yota)  has launched its LTE network in St Petersburg on 31 August. The launch was preceded by testing of LTE network earlier in the month of August that required service interruptions for existing WiMAX devices.

Yota Switches on LTE Network in Moscow, Sochi

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Russian operator Yota (Scartel) has switched on commercial LTE network in Moscow last week. At the same time operator switched off WiMax network in capital, reports RIA Novosti.

Operator also launched its LTE network in Sochi in same week. Yota now plans to activate LTE network in Samara on May 23.

Sprint to Launch Sierra Wireless LTE, WiMAX Hotspot Device

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Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot

Sprint and Sierra Wireless will launch a 4G Tri-Fi Hotspot on May 18. The new device supports both 4G technologies LTE and WiMAX with the additional capability to connect to a 3G network outside of 4G coverage areas.

Netpage selects Airspan Networks for First 4G Network Deployment in Gambia

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Boca Raton, FL, March 22, 2012 – Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of 4G broadband wireless access networks, announced today that Netpage, a large Gambian ISP, has selected its 4G solutions to provide the first 4G network in Gambia, providing high-speed broadband connectivity to local residents and businesses.

Clearwire to launch TD-LTE network in June 2013

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Clearwire plans to roll-out LTE next year. Operator intends to have its first wave of TD-LTE 5,000 cell sites up and running by June 2013, FierceWireless reported earlier. With TDD-LTE rollout, Clearwire expects to capitalize on its deep spectrum resources to deliver on 4G capacity needs over the long-term.

NetAmerica Alliance Member Launches LTE Service in Rural Texas

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Peoples Telephone Cooperative, a NetAmerica Alliance Member, has begun offering 4G LTE data service in rural Texas. Peoples replaced its fixed wireless WiMax offering with LTE running on their 700MHz license.

IMT-Advanced Specifications Agreed at ITU Radio Assembly

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Specifications for next-generation mobile technologies – IMT-Advanced – have been agreed at the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly currently meeting in Geneva.