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NewNet plans to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks WiMAX business
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NewNet Communication Technologies, LLC a Skyview Capital LLC portfolio company, announced that the company plans to acquire the former Motorola Solutions' WiMAX business from Nokia Siemens Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, NewNet would acquire the complete WiMAX product portfolio, the related employees and assets, as well as active customer and supplier contracts. Approximately 300 Nokia Siemens Networks employees would transfer to NewNet. The companies expect to close before Dec. 31 More



DoT may de-license spectrum for utility services
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Water, cooking gas and electricity meter reading will soon be transmitted automatically to the supplying agencies using airwaves. The Department of Telecom is planning to de-license the 433Mhz frequency band after several agencies, including the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Indraprastha Gas Ltd., made a request for using the spectrum band. More

Kenya's Safaricom buys 2nd WiMAX operator
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Kenya's mobile and telecommunication industry is fast-growing, and with the competition among mobile firm operators to satisfy the customers' needs, Safaricom has killed it yet again with its acquisition of WiMAX operator. For fast and better connection and high Internet speeds, Safaricom seeks to be the market leader and thus the basis of this acquisition. More

Greenpacket gives modems to support e-learning in schools
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One of the word's leading providers of WiMAX Internet broadband has backed the e-learning revolution by providing modems to help students use online education services. Greenpacket, the world's third-largest supplier of WiMAX, which has a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning offerings and product expansions, has awarded a supply of its pocket modem MF250 to academic institutions in California, as part of the state's digital textbook initiative. More



Alvarion completes acquisition of Wavion
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Alvarion Ltd., a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, capacity and coverage challenges of public and private networks, announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Wavion, which was announced Nov. 2. More

Sprint iPad 2 with 4G WiMAX coming soon?
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Code in iOS 5.1 beta firmware has revealed a new iPad device that could be headed to the Sprint network. iPad 3 devices referred to by the codes iPad3,1 and iPad3,2 were revealed some time ago by 9to5Mac. The latest discovery is an iPad2,4, which would add a device to the iPad 2 lineup. The fact that iPad2,4 is listed as a new piece of hardware is particularly interesting. The current Verizon iPad uses the same CDMA technology as Sprint, which means that a hardware update would not be necessary if Apple launched the iPad 2 Wi-Fi plus 3G on Sprint. This makes it possible that Apple plans to integrate WiMAX 4G technology into the Sprint iPad 2. More

Delivering broadband mobility on the go
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As different operators in the telecommunications domain concentrate on a WiMAX business case for licensed spectrum, the frequency being used for spectrum is unquestionably the primary asset for a service provider. In some cases an operator may be putting together a business case in order to determine how much bandwidth would be necessary to support a long-term network operation that can expand on different levels. Hence a comprehensive business case exercise is critical for the successful adoption of WiMAX business model. More

Tatung InfoComm moves to partner with cable TV operators
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Chairperson W.Y. Lin Gou of Tatung InfoComm Co. Ltd. a WiMAX service provider held by Tatung Corp., has reportedly approached cable TV operators in southern Taiwan over cooperation on WiMAX service. According to the company's general manager, Y.C. Tseng, the cooperation deal will be initially focused on service promotion and then on network integration. More

Fiber speeds without the fiber
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Telecommunications operators across the developed world are investing billions of dollars in fibre-to-the-home projects to deliver next-generation services such as Internet television and video-on-demand products. But the costs associated with fibre rollouts in developing countries like South Africa is often seen as prohibitive. More

Sharp to release new Galapagos tablet
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Sharp Corp. said it will launch a new model of its Galapagos tablet computer in Japan Dec. 9, enabling users to access a high-speed Internet connection with built-in mobile communication technology. The new Galapagos is equipped with a 7-inch liquid crystal display panel, and runs on Google Inc.'s Android 3.2 operating system. More
   
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