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July 18, 2011

India's TRAI Speeds Up 4G Auction Process
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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has identified at least six blocks of 20 MHz spectrum each that can be auctioned to telecom companies for offering 4G services. The spectrum identified includes the 700 MHz and 2.5-2.6 GHz bands. This exercise is part of TRAI's plan to come out with recommendations on 4G auctions by October. A consultation paper on the road map is expected by August. More

Can Sprint Realistically Support Both LTE and WiMAX?
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If there's one telecom company that knows about the follies of supporting two distinct types of wireless technologies at once, it's Sprint. The company went through a merger with Nextel in 2005 that left Sprint running both its own CDMA network and Nextel's iDEN network. With Sprint potentially once again supporting two different types of wireless technologies for its 4G services, does this mean the company is repeating the mistake it made when it acquired Nextel? Not necessarily. The difference between WiMAX and LTE is far smaller than the difference that existed between CDMA and iDEN, so the technical challenges of hosting both networks shouldn't be as difficult. But from a cost standpoint, says Gartner analyst Phil Redman, it will still pose significant challenges. More

Wateen Launches WiMAX Service in Pakistan
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Wateen Telecom said it launched its WiMAX services in Mandi Bahauddin. Wateen’s WiMAX network is the largest in the country, and the addition of Mandi Bahauddin increases its WiMAX coverage to 23 cities. More

Huawei Launches WiMAX/LTE Products
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Huawei has launched and demonstrated a series of WiMAX/LTE products. The products include a WiMAX/HSPA dual-mode handset equipped with Android 2.2, a commercial LTE TDD/FDD dual-mode USB dongle, and an LTE TDD/FDD/UMTS/GSM multi-mode USB dongle. More

Passive Intermodulation – Cause and Prevention in Wireless Networks — WCAI Webinar
July 21
4 p.m. EDT/20:00 GMT
With the explosion of wireless data services and the increasing need for bandwidth, antenna sharing and collocated transmitters, the performance and quality of wireless base stations are becoming increasingly important. One parameter that is very sensitive to wireless network performance is passive intermodulation (PIM). This webinar will explain the causes of PIM in the network, including an in-depth look at how to best perform PIM measurements. Preventive measures to avoid PIM will be shared along with a summary of common specifications and standards. Additionally, field test results not previously published will be shown. Register now!

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