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May 1, 2012

The Evolution of LTE TDD
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With the emergence of smart devices, people are downloading content in unprecedented volumes, putting stress on the network. As a result, wireless operators globally are facing increasing demand for high speed mobile broadband services. More and more users are flocking to such bandwidth-consuming applications as YouTube and Netflix, leaving operators searching for technology to stay ahead of this ever-growing demand. More

As Chip Plants Get Pricey, U.S. Risks Losing Edge
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It goes by the anodyne moniker Fab 42, but the new Intel Corp factory being built in the Arizona desert is hardly a run-of-the-mill production facility. At $5 billion, it will be the most advanced chip factory ever constructed, producing microchips with transistors so tiny that over 100 million of them could fit on the head of a pin. Yet many technology executives worry that Intel's new factory is less a sign of things to come than the last gasp of an advanced manufacturing sector that could readily go the way of its lower-tech predecessors — to Asia. More

Allot Snaps Up Ortiva Wireless
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Allot Communications Ltd. announced on Tuesday an agreement to acquire mobile video optimization specialist Ortiva Wireless for an undisclosed sum. The news is not unexpected as the Broadband Traffic Management blog reported two weeks ago that Allot was close to a deal for the Intel Capital-backed Ortiva. More

Antares Authorized to Use 1900 Mhz Band for LTE
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According to an unconfirmed report by Vedomosti, the Federal Supervision Agency IT, Communications & Media (Roskomnadzor) has granted Antares Telecom permission to use its long-held frequencies in the 1900-1920 MHz spectrum band to deploy a network based on LTE technology. The frequencies are held by the Russian firm and its regional subsidiaries Arktur and Integral, and were originally handed to the companies in early 2008, covering the period between April 18, 2008 - April 18, 2013. Previously, in March 2012, the watchdog reacted angrily to reports that Antares was set to embark on an LTE trial in Moscow, refuting suggestions that the company was in possession of the necessary permissions. More

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