Nokia Siemens Claims to Triple CDMA 1X Capacity
Nokia Siemens Networks today announced the addition of 1X Advanced to its CDMA base station technology portfolio. When fully deployed, Nokia Siemens says that its 1X Advanced technology will allow network operators to improve call quality and coverage, as well as handle thrice the volume of voice and data traffic. Nokia Siemens says the coverage and capacity boost requires only a board upgrade to existing base stations. Last, the new 1X Advanced technology is more energy efficient, which will allow network operators to reduce the cost or running base stations. Nokia Siemens 1X Advanced boards will be available in volume by the end of the 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.
T-Mobile Launches RCS-Based Advanced Messaging
T-Mobile today announced Advanced Messaging, a refresh of its base messaging service that adds several powerful features. Advanced Messaging is based on Rich Communications Services (RCS), which allows T-Mobile to offer near real-time chatting.
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.
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.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.