Nokia Siemens Networks Hits 100Mbps LTE Speeds
Nokia Siemens Networks recently announced that it has achieved the theoretical maximum Long Term Evolution speed of 100Mbps in lab tests. The call was made using Nokia Siemens Networks' LTE radio equipment and standards-compliant software and a pre-commercial Class 3 LTE USB modem from LG. The data call was made in the 2100MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands inside Nokia Siemens Networks' research facilities in Finland and Germany. According to Nokia Siemens Network, Class 3-type terminals will be available commercially later this year.
Nokia Confirms Talks to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent today said they are in advanced talks concerning a merger or acquisition between the two. Such a deal would would produce a massive competitor to Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei in the telecommunications market.
Nokia's Comeback Gets Its Start In China
HMD Global this week announced the Nokia 6, the first smartphone to fall under the company's plan to resurrect the Nokia brand. HMD Global is a Finland-based business with the sole license to design smartphones using the Nokia brand.
Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock
Nokia Networks today announced its intent to acquire Eden Rock Communications for an undisclosed sum. Eden Rock pioneered self-organizing networks (SON) technology for mobile broadband operators.
Nokia Brings Back the 3310
Nokia today introduced a new version of the old Nokia 3310 phone. It includes a color screen, Snake, and the original Nokia ringtone.
Qualcomm Intros a Trio of Snapdragons and an LTE Modem
Qualcomm today announced a handful of processors alongside a new LTE modem for mobile devices. The Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425 all support LTE with carrier aggregation, 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, Quick Charge, and Qualcomm's TruSignal and Hexagon technology for better call and audio quality.
Other highlights. LG to Nokia components talking are good. Class 3 LTE Modems to be available later this year!
Of note: real world LTE is around 42 - 48 Mpbs. Still awesome!
All in all we are heading in the right direction.
Don't forget Cisco/Linksys has a satellite router tested and working, plus TerreStar has a GSM/Satellite phone running WinMo(data speeds to be determined). 4G in space will be fantastic, but data from space at great speeds is probably a 5G technology.