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In late 2Q-2012, I attended a jointed Nokia-Siemens Network/LG U+ LTE demo and briefing in South Korea. It would be hard to deny it was impressive. In downtown Seoul, with a LTE-capable handset from LG we were able to achieve download speeds of 32 MBps and upload speeds of 17 MBps. In a more ...

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Korea’s LG U+, like SKT and KT, is betting big in Korea. All three operators have very aggressive plans to roll out LTE. Deployment of LTE started in July 2011 and 65,000 base-stations later, U+ has raised LTE pops coverage to 99% of the population. The base-station density is remarkable and the turn-around time ...

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended spectrum mortgage and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has sanctioned it.

The impact considered thus far has been limited to mobile carriers’ ability to raise capital. After the 2G spectrum scam, financial institutions have ceased supplying funds to telcos; meanwhile, the proposed reserve price per megahertz ...

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Today,CSR announced a conditional agreement to transfer development operations in handset connectivity and location to Samsung for $310 million, with a further $34.4 million invested in CSR.

"Under the terms of the agreement, Samsung will gain full access to CSR’s mobile connectivity and location technology and transfer certain relevant patents, as well as ...

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Authors: Joshua Flood, Senior Analyst, Devices, Applications & Content
Craig Foster, Senior Analyst, Navigation, Telematics & M2M

LG Optimus 4X HD on Sale in Europe

Last week, I opted to upgrade my phone and after lengthy consideration, plumped for the recently-released LG Optimus 4X. I had been eagerly-awaiting the release of Samsung’s new Galaxy SIII ...

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After attending a recent Nokia analyst event, the marketing folks at the company kindly allowed me to trial its new Nokia Lumia 900. The smartphone attracted significant attention at its unveiling at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 and it won the Best Smartphone award. Nokia's latest smartphone, Lumia 900, was released in the ...

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How painful is it to watch a stretched 4:3 movie in 16:9 formats? The best TV in the world today doesn’t prevent this problem – it typically stores aspect ratios on a per-input basis. This works about 80% of the time. Sometimes we’re unaware of why something looks off – and just ...

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Earlier reports that Amazon is preparing to enter the smartphone market are starting to gain further steam, with Bloomberg recently running a story about the subject. Besides citing anonymous sources saying that Amazon has picked Foxconn to manufacture the device, the Bloomberg report also points to the firm’s hire of a former Intellectual Ventures ...

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