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May 11, 2012

Spectrum Auction Plans Big Part of Proposed $346 Million Budget, FCC
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Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski, after putting up his dukes with CTIA President Steve Largent at the CTIA Wireless 2012 show in New Orleans May 8, embraced a different opportunity to detail all that the FCC has accomplished of late and what it has planned. On May 9, he presented the FCC's 2013 budget to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. More

AT&T, Sprint Promote LTE Phones with Unfinished Networks
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AT&T Inc. and Sprint Nextel are ramping up marketing for new smartphones with speedy LTE service. The hitch: Most of their customers don't live anywhere near an LTE network. More

Small Cells Throw Up Big Challenges for Operators
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While wireless equipment suppliers have developed a new generation of small cells designed for public access in mobile data networks, operators have to overcome some deployment challenges that these diminutive base stations create, according to a Heavy Reading analyst. More

LTE Advanced Tests Reported by Tele2, Telenor
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Sweden's second- and third-largest mobile operators by users, Tele2 and Telenor, have achieved data speeds of 290 Mbps using LTE Advanced technology in tests via their Net4Mobility infrastructure sharing venture in partnership with Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei. More

4G LTE Networks Hit Battery Life on Some Smartphones, Metrico Finds
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While battery capacities in smartphones have increased, 4G LTE networks are taking their toll on battery life for Web browsing and video streaming, according to a new analysis by Metrico Wireless. Four new smartphones tested 20,000 times on live AT&T and Verizon Wireless LTE networks all delivered less than five hours of battery life for either streaming video or Web browsing, testing service Metrico said in a 10-page report released today. More

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