LightSquared Signs New Wholesale Partner Despite Issues
Though recent tests have proven that LightSquared's proposed use of L-Band spectrum to deploy a Long Term Evolution network would knock out GPS systems, LightSquared today announced that it has signed a new wholesale partner. The company struck a multi-year deal with netTALK, which will resell its own branded voice and data services using LightSquared's LTE network. Terms of the deal between LightSquared and netTALK were not disclosed. LightSquared is due to submit a report to the Federal Communications Commission this week regarding the GPS interference issues. It has already suggested one potential work-around, but has seen increased opposition in recent weeks from governmental agencies and private and public companies that believe the interference problem is insurmountable.
Sprint Signs Altice USA As Its Latest MVNO
Sprint has signed an agreement with Altice USA to resell Sprint service as an MVNO. Sprint is calling the deal a first-of-its-kind arrangement, as it will see the companies sharing services.
U.S. Cellular Scores First LTE Roaming Deal
U.S. Cellular recently revealed that it has forged its first LTE roaming partnership, and customers will reap the benefits in two to three months.
Nokia and Huawei Sign Patent Deal
Nokia today said it has signed a multi-year patent licensing agreement with Huawei. Terms of the deal, including the patents in question and pricing structure, were not disclosed.
Qualcomm Signs Patent-Licensing Deal with Lenovo
Qualcomm today said it has signed a new patent licensing agreement with Lenovo, which will use Qualcomm's 3G and 4G wireless technology in future mobile devices. The patents will appear in both Lenovo- and Motorola-branded devices and cover technologies specific to the China market.
Nokia and Xiaomi Sign Patent Agreement
Nokia today said it has signed an agreement with Xiaomi that will see the companies collaborate in a number of different ways. Nokia will provide Xiaomi with network infrastructure equipment and the companies will work together on optical transport solutions for connecting data centers.