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March 25, 2011


WCAI 4G Caucus Early Bird Registration Ends Today, March 25
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Take advantage of the discounted early bird registration rate for the WCAI 4G Caucus by registering today, March 25. The event has a stellar line-up of speakers, including Iyad Tarazi, Vice President, Network Development and Engineering, Sprint; Ruth Milkman, Wireless Bureau Chief, FCC; R. Gerard Salemme, Partner, Eagle River; and David Wiseman, Director Telecom Business Development, Sybase an SAP Company. The 4G Caucus covers all major aspects of the 4G transition – from backhaul, applications and business strategies to the impact of current regulations and spectrum allocations. It will also offer ample time for networking, especially during the WCAI Networking Dinner that will follow the program on April 6. The 4G Caucus will be held of April 6-7, 2011 in Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C. metro area). For more information, please see the
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India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to send 20 notices to an undisclosed number of operators regarding proposed license cancellations, the Indian Economic Times reports. Citing telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar, the report claims that the next round of notices will follow on from those that the regulator issued earlier this month, which called for the cancellation of Etisalat DB's concessions in the Mumbai and Delhi circles and Idea Cellular's concession in Punjab; the notices claimed that neither operator had met their respective roll-out obligations. More

Ukraine's NCCR Auctions Additional Regional CDMA 800MHz Mobile Spectrum
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Ukraine's National Commission for Communications Regulation has decided to hold a tender for licenses to use additional 800MHz band radio frequencies in the Sumy, Cherkasy and Chernivtsi regions for mobile CDMA-based services, reports Delo.ua. The decision was prompted by demand for the spectrum exceeding supply, the regulator explained. More



KeyOn Selects DragonWave for Backhaul in Rural Nevada (US)
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An innovative combination of WCAI member DragonWave high capacity packet microwave backhaul and backbone networking solutions will enable WCAI member KeyOn Communications to bring unprecedented services to rural communities across Nevada. The Horizon Compact and Horizon Duo high-capacity packet microwave solutions from DragonWave are being deployed to anchor the "middle mile" network components for KeyOn's stimulus-funded 4G wireless network service roll out to rural homes, businesses and critical community facilities such as healthcare providers. KeyOn, one of the largest providers of wireless broadband, satellite video and VoIP services in the United States, in September 2010 received a $10.2 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act award to provide 4G, last-mile wireless broadband access and VoIP services in qualified rural communities throughout Nevada. As part of the project, KeyOn is deploying equipment from DragonWave. More

Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy 4G Trial Network for China Mobile
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Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, a flagship company of Alcatel-Lucent in China, has been selected by China Mobile to deploy 4G TD-LTE trial network in China. The TD-LTE trial network will help China Mobile to provide an array of high speed mobile broadband services to its subscribers such as high definition video, 3D gaming, FTP transmission and high speed Internet. More

Taiwan Market: WiMAX Operator Global Mobile Plans to Launch Dual-Mode Smartphones in 2H11
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Global Mobile, one of the six WiMAX operators in Taiwan, is negotiating production of customized WiMAX/3G dual-mode smartphones with Taiwan-based ODMs for planned launches in the second half of 2011, according to company chairwoman and CEO Rosemary Ho. More





The Emerging World of Online Privacy: A Briefing for ISPs and Online Service Providers
March 28, 2011
4 p.m. EDT/20:00 GMT
This webinar will provide a timely, practical overview of the online privacy developments that will transform the legal and business landscape in 2011 and beyond. Register now!

WCAI 4G Caucus
April 6-7, 2011
Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C. metro area)
The 4G Caucus will bring together high-level executives from leading operators, vendors and system integrators, as well as government officials and media representatives. Industry experts will examine operational, technical and regulatory challenges companies face as they are rolling out next-generation networks and services in the United States and beyond. Register now!


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