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May 14, 2012

Verizon Deal Critics to Launch Coalition
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Critics of Verizon Wireless' proposed acquisition of spectrum from a group of cable companies are launching a new coalition to try to block the deal or at least get the Federal Communications Commission to impose conditions to make it more palatable. More

Huawei Wins Big in U.K.
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It was only ever a matter of time... Huawei has won its first managed services contract in Britain in a five-year deal with Telefónica UK, which operates the O2 brand. Under the terms of the agreement, the Chinese vendor will manage the planning and implementation of the operator's mobile core network, and 56 permanent jobs will transfer from Telefónica to Huawei. Huawei claims to have now notched up 240 managed-services contracts with operators in more than 60 countries. More

ZTE India CEO Determined at Building Strong LTE Ecosystem in India
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With 4G slowly making its mark in the Indian terrain, Reliance recently revealed its plans to focus on other technologies, along with LTE. Airtel lately became the first telecom operator in India to offer LTE 4G services and ZTE is now prepping for a stronger LTE base in India after helping Airtel dish out its 4G services in Kolkata. More

Telecom Trials 4G Mobile Tech Ahead of Spectrum Auction
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Telecom, which shed a heavy regulatory burden when it carved out its network unit Chorus last year, will trial new mobile technology to cash in on the government's plan to sell high-frequency spectrum when it switches off the analogue television network. More

NVIDIA Tegra 3 with 4G LTE Icera Modem Not Shipping until 2013
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Last year NVIDIA purchased a company that specialized in cellular modems called Icera. Why? So they could sell their smartphone chips with built-in connectivity. That combination of CPU, GPU and 3G/4G is what made Qualcomm as successful as they are today. But back to NVIDIA, they've been telling everyone that they'll have a Tegra 3 out on the market with one of Icera's modems sitting alongside it, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. More

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