Archive for August, 2010

Mobile Providers Seek Increased Access to Cuba

International August 31st, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – Nokia, AT&T and Verizon are petitioning the White House to loosen telecommunications export bans to Cuba.

Qatar Telecom Begins Fiber-to-the-Home Roll Out

Fiber, International August 31st, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – Qatar Telecom announced that it has begun its fiber-to-the-home network.

India Gives RIM Two More Months to Comply

Broadband's Impact, International, Privacy, Transparency, Wireless August 31st, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – India’s government has given BlackBerry-maker RIM two more months to comply with a request for increased access to e-mail from its users.

Intel Buys German LTE Chip Maker

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Mobile Broadband, Wireless August 31st, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – Intel has announced that it will purchase German firm Infineon’s wireless chip division. Infineon’s wireless division primarily works with various LTE technologies.

Clearwire to Offer Pay-As-You-Go WiMax

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Wireless August 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2010 – Clearwire has announced the first pay-as-you-go service for WiMax. Marketed as the Rover, it offers users unlimited usage for various time periods. The product is marketed toward younger people who are unable to afford recurring monthly charges.

Verizon Seeks to Offer an LTE Network in Alaska

Broadband Updates, States, Wireless August 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2010 – A recent filing by Verizon to the Federal Communications Commission shows that the firm may set up a long-term evolution network in Alaska. The filing was an application for the acquisition of the 700 megahertz band from Triad

Association Study Shows LTE Networks Continue to Expand Globally

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Wireless August 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2010 – The Global Mobile Suppliers Association has published new data showing that 101 firm LTE network deployments are in progress or planned in 41 countries. The number of network commitments is 71 percent higher than GSA reported in a similar survey six months ago.

Hungary to Auction More Spectrum

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International, Spectrum, Wireless August 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2010 – Hungary’s newly formed National Media and Telecommunications Authority has announced the nation will hold new wireless auctions. The auctions will be for the 450 megahertz band and a portion of the 900 MHz band.

UAE Expects to Offer All Fiber Network by 2011

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Fiber, International August 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2010 – The United Arab Emirites plans to have a fully fiber network by the end of 2011. The Pyramid Research group is reporting that this new network is expected to provide the nation with a growth of $1.01 billion by 2015.

Sprint to Purchase Wirefree Spectrum

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Spectrum, Wireless August 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2010 – Sprint Nextel has announced that it will purchase 10 megahertz of spectrum from Wirefree Partners. The spectrum will span 16 markets including Austin, Texas as well as Seattle and Cincinnati.

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