Nortel, Qualcomm Enable Dual-Mode CDMA/Wi-Fi Handoffs
Nortel and Qualcomm have tested technology that could allow mobile phones to seamlessly switch between CDMA and Wi-Fi networks during voice calls. The two companies tested a solution using Nortel's IMS-based Voice Call Continuity network solution and a Qualcomm chipset that uses an IMS/VCC client. The tests showed that calls can be successfully handed off between the two different types of networks in a manner similar to GSM-based UMA systems. This would let CDMA carriers offer customers services such as T-Mobile's Hotspot @Home. Nortel and Qualcomm expect to have the IMS/VCC network and devices ready by mid 2008.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Qualcomm Shrinks 5G Modem to Phone-Sized Chipset
Qualcomm says it has created a 5G modem that's small enough for mobile devices. The Snapdragon X50 5G chipset, which Qualcomm tested in its San Diego lab, reached gigabit speeds using 28 GHz mmWave radio frequencies.
FCC Gives Verizon and Qualcomm Permission to Test LTE-U
The FCC is allowing Verizon and Qualcomm to move forward with limited tests of LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands generally reserved for WiFi. Specifically, the companies are being allowed to perform small-scale tests at two Verizon facilities, one in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the other in Raleigh, N.C.
Apple Files Yet Another Lawsuit Against Qualcomm
Apple is taking Qualcomm to court in the U.K. over patent-licensing fees.
This makes sense...
who's gonna be first?
Sprint could make a big gain by building this off of Wimax once it rolls out, VZW could add it to the LTE platform, and does Alltel even have anything working right now?