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Analyst: LTE will grow faster than 3G

It took six years for UMTS networks to attract 100 million subscribers, but it will only take four years for long-term evolution to do the same, according to a new study from Pyramid Research. Between 2010 and 2014, LTE subscriptions will increase from zero to 136 million worldwide, starting slowly with initial deployments in the US and Japan but picking up steam in 2012, particularly as Chinese operators roll out their networks, the report concludes. more

VZW easing data caps, launching netbooks

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ, NYSE:VOD) wants you to buy a wireless netbook. To entice you, it is easing up on its data usage restrictions. The CDMA operator today announced plans to offer the HP Mini 1151NR netbook with embedded 3G in stores, starting Sunday, and while it isn’t doing away with data caps entirely, it’s increasing the megabytes allowed per month on some of its plans and lowering overage charges. more

Clearwire reshuffles executives

New Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) CEO Bill Morrow is shaking up the WiMax operator’s executive ranks. During Clearwire’s first quarter earnings call,  Morrow not only named three new C-level appointments, but also revealed President and Chief Network Architect Barry West is moving away from the day-to-day operations in the company. West will keep his title of President but will become a global WiMax ambassador of sorts for Clearwire, promoting the technology to operators around the world. more

Sprint names former AT&T Wireless exec CDMA president

Sprint (NYSE:S) has tapped former AT&T Wireless  marketing and sales executive Robert H Johnson to head its CDMA business, replacing John Garcia, who stepped down in November. Interim CDMA President Kieth Cowan will resume his full-time role as president of strategy and corporate development after Johnson takes over the position on Wednesday. more

Recession hitting telecom vendors more than operators

While telecom operators are feeling the hurt from the economic recession, the pain isn’t as bad as that felt by their suppliers.  According to an analysis of telecom-sector first-quarter earnings by Ovum, operating revenues from mobile operators grew 3.4% last quarter, while those of fixed-line operators dropped 3.2%–both lower than pre-recession levels. Though the declines were modest, those same operators slashed their capital expenditure budgets. Wireline operators cut capex by 16% in the first quarter, while mobile operators cut a whopping 27%. more

Analyst: New Kindle isn’t a magic bullet

Amazon’s new Kindle DX was unveiled just this morning but its being heralded as a device that will transform the textbook industry and breath life into a dying newspaper industry. Yankee Group senior analyst Josh Martin isn’t so convinced.

“If newspapers think that this product will help their flagging industry, they have another think coming,” Martin said. ”You do not make the technology fit the medium, you make the medium fit the technology. They have much farther to go in this regard.” more

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MetroPCS goes live in western Michigan

MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) has spanned the state of Michigan from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The CDMA operator today announced the launch of its network in Grand Rapids, completing a coverage corridor from Detroit to western Michigan along I-96. Metro now covers the major population centers of state. more

Podcast: Wikimedia’s palm-held encyclopedia is the 4th highest ranked site on the World Wide Web, attracking 320 million unique visitors each month. It’s easy to see why: due to the efforts of thousands upon thousands of contributors virtually any topic is covered in its Webpages and any topical search on search engine is bound to offer up at least one Wikipedia entry.

Despite its huge popularity on the wired Web, Wikipedia’s presence on the mobile Internet is far more limited–an absence that can probably be explained by the fact its creator, the Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit with just 24 staff members. Wikipedia has two mobile Web sites, and, which are respectively optimized for more feature-rich and basic mobile browsers. But Wikimedia head of business development Kul Wadhwa knows its mobile presence can be so much more prevasive. In the latest installment of TelephonyOnline’s podcast series, Wadhwa shares the foundations plans for not just creating a mobile version of its Web encyclopedia, but for extending its platform of “free knowledge” beyond the Wikimedia domains.

You can play the podcast below or go directly to the podcast page:

iPCS adds new twist to Sprint-affiliate battles

iPCS has won another battle in its long-running legal war against its affiliate partner Sprint. The Midwestern CDMA operator said today an Illinois circuit court has denied Sprint’s motion to toss out an iPCS lawsuit, which alleges Sprint violated its exclusivity agreement when it merged its WiMax assets with Clearwire. iPCS has taken issue with Clearwire offering competing services in its territory, which sports markets from Iowa to Pennsylvannia, but since their last courtroom clash in November the substance of iPCS’s challenge has changed. Rather than opposing the launch of the WiMax networks, iPCS now claims it should have been given first dibs. more

ZTE global handset share on the rise

During a first quarter where most handset vendors are reporting steep losses in phone shipments, ZTE saw a 30% increase in phones and datacards shipped. Of the 10 million devices ZTE sold, 68% were outside of China’s borders demonstrating the increasing strength of ZTE beyond its home market. more


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