AT&T launches first LTE-ready device

AT&T launches first LTE-ready device
(Telecompaper) AT&T is introducing its first LTE-ready device ahead of a planned launch of the 4G services in early 2011. The AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline from LG will be AT&T’s first LTE-upgradeable device. The device works on the current 3G network and can be upgraded with software once the LTE network is rolled out. The Adrenaline is equipped with an internal antenna, plug and play functionality and multiple OS support, as well as built-in GPS for enterprise applications, a multi-color LED status indicator and a microSD memory card slot supporting cards up to 32 GB. AT&T is also launching the AT&T USBConnect Shockwave from Sierra Wireless, it’s first LaptopConnect device to run HSPA+. AT&T expects to upgrade to HSPA+ by the end of 2010. The Shockwave will be offered free with a two-year contract, and the Adrenaline will sell for USD 49.99 with a two-year service agreement.[Lees verder]

Rogers buys fibre operator Atria for CAD 425 mln
(Telecompaper) Canadian operator Rogers Communications has agreed to buy Atria Networks, owner and operator of one of Ontario’s largest fibre-optic networks, for CAD 425 million cash. Atria Networks is privately owned by Birch Hill Equity Partners. Rogers expects the acquisition will boost the position of its business unit, allowing delivery of on-net data services within and adjacent to the company’s cable footprint. Atria will add around 130 employees, 5,600 fibre route kilometers and over 3,800 on-net buildings in high-growth territories including Ottawa, Cornwall, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Richmond Hill, Markham, Hamilton, Barrie, Orillia, Peterborough and Vaughan. Atria serves a diverse base of over 1,100 customers spanning the public sector, enterprise and carrier providers. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Rogers expects the transaction to close prior to the end of its first quarter 2011.[Lees verder]

Samsung, UQ unveil 330Mbps Wimax at Ceatec Japan
(Telecompaper) Japanese Wimax operator UQ Communications is demonstrating Wimax 2 based on IEEE 802.16m with a speed of 330Mbps at Ceatec Japan 2010, using a trial system from Samsung. UQ and Samsung are showing full-HD 3D videos and sixteen full-HD videos on four LFD TVs at the same time using the Wimax 2 trial systems and device. To do this, Samsung’s commercial mobile Wimax base station is used. Wimax 2 allows current mobile Wimax operators to migrate their services to Wimax 2 by upgrading channel cards or their system software. Wimax 2 standards are expected to be finalised by November. Samsung plans to launch commercial products for Wimax 2 at the end of 2011.[Lees verder]

AT&T launches first LTE-ready device
(Telecompaper) AT&T is introducing its first LTE-ready device ahead of a planned launch of the 4G services in early 2011. The AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline from LG will be AT&T’s first LTE-upgradeable device. The device works on the current 3G network and can be upgraded with software once the LTE network is rolled out. The Adrenaline is equipped with an internal antenna, plug and play functionality and multiple OS support, as well as built-in GPS for enterprise applications, a multi-color LED status indicator and a microSD memory card slot supporting cards up to 32 GB. AT&T is also launching the AT&T USBConnect Shockwave from Sierra Wireless, it’s first LaptopConnect device to run HSPA+. AT&T expects to upgrade to HSPA+ by the end of 2010. The Shockwave will be offered free with a two-year contract, and the Adrenaline will sell for USD 49.99 with a two-year service agreement.[Lees verder]

Rogers buys fibre operator Atria for CAD 425 mln
(Telecompaper) Canadian operator Rogers Communications has agreed to buy Atria Networks, owner and operator of one of Ontario’s largest fibre-optic networks, for CAD 425 million cash. Atria Networks is privately owned by Birch Hill Equity Partners. Rogers expects the acquisition will boost the position of its business unit, allowing delivery of on-net data services within and adjacent to the company’s cable footprint. Atria will add around 130 employees, 5,600 fibre route kilometers and over 3,800 on-net buildings in high-growth territories including Ottawa, Cornwall, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Richmond Hill, Markham, Hamilton, Barrie, Orillia, Peterborough and Vaughan. Atria serves a diverse base of over 1,100 customers spanning the public sector, enterprise and carrier providers. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Rogers expects the transaction to close prior to the end of its first quarter 2011.[Lees verder]

Samsung, UQ unveil 330Mbps Wimax at Ceatec Japan
(Telecompaper) Japanese Wimax operator UQ Communications is demonstrating Wimax 2 based on IEEE 802.16m with a speed of 330Mbps at Ceatec Japan 2010, using a trial system from Samsung. UQ and Samsung are showing full-HD 3D videos and sixteen full-HD videos on four LFD TVs at the same time using the Wimax 2 trial systems and device. To do this, Samsung’s commercial mobile Wimax base station is used. Wimax 2 allows current mobile Wimax operators to migrate their services to Wimax 2 by upgrading channel cards or their system software. Wimax 2 standards are expected to be finalised by November. Samsung plans to launch commercial products for Wimax 2 at the end of 2011.[Lees verder]