3G/4G mobile broadband industry news from the UMTS Forum
06 May 2011

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Nokia Siemens Networks Launches GSM Evolution for Motorola Solutions’ Networks Business Customers
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has launched a solution that connects the vendor’s Flexi Base Station Controller with existing radio network equipment from Motorola. This allows operators to link existing Motorola Solutions’ GSM base stations to the NSN Flexi Base Station, providing a seamless network evolution path to 3G and LTE technologies. The solution will be available for commercial use by the end of June 2011.

Telefónica and ZTE Unveil the New Light Pro, the First Mass Market Tablet
ZTE and Telefónica have jointly unveiled the new Light Pro tablet for the Spanish market. The HSPA device, which runs on the Android 2.2 operating system, features a 7-inch HVGA touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS, and offers rich multimedia capabilities. The tablet comes with YouTube, Facebook and Twitter preloaded. Popular Google applications such as Gmail and Google Maps are also installed by default.

ACMA Considers Future Spectrum for Mobile Broadband
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has published two papers that signal the regulator’s strategic intention to optimise use of spectrum for mobile broadband services. “Towards 2020—Future Spectrum Requirements for Mobile Broadband” considers requirements necessary for the long term spectrum needs of Australia’s mobile broadband industry. “The 900 MHz Band—Exploring New Opportunities” examines options to re-plan the band in order to improve its utility.

Magyar Telekom Offers Super Fast Mobile Net in 200 Locations throughout Hungary
Magyar Telekom has confirmed Ericsson as key partner for the HSPA+ upgrade of its T-Mobile network. Initially, the Hungarian operator will offer HSPA+ services with peak downlink speeds of up to 21 Mbps in Budapest and several rural locations via 200 new HSPA+ base stations. The technology will cover nearly 100% of the country’s population by 2013. The modernised network will also be ready for LTE rollout once necessary spectrum been made available.

World's Most Powerful Smartphone with Fingerprint Security Hits The UK
Orange UK has launched the Motorola ATRIX smartphone that features an in-built biometric fingerprint reader for enhanced personal security. The HSPA device also features a 1 GHz dual core processor for faster browsing. Motorola ATRIX is free to Orange customers on a GBP35 per month 24-month contract that includes 600 minutes, 750 MB data allowance, unlimited texts, 50 MMS and unlimited Wi-Fi per month.

RIM Introduces New BlackBerry Bold Smartphones
Research In Motion has announced two new touchscreen smartphones. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are RIM’s thinnest and most powerful BlackBerry models so far. Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor, both feature the BlackBerry 7 OS. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports HSPA+ technology, while the 9930 combines HSPA+ and CDMA EV-DO Rev. A connectivity.

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