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Is LTE set to take a bigger cut of the broadband cake?

For a telecoms analyst vendor briefings can be a bewildering experience. You find yourself in a five-star hotel being treated like royalty with food and drinks on tap and the prospect of a good crack at the hotel buffet dinner later on – it’s all really rather wonderful. The problems come when the presentations start… Read more

Tony Brown

TM finally buys P1 – but has it bitten off more than it should?

The long rumoured deal for Telekom Malaysia (TM) to takeover struggling WiMAX operator Packet One Networks (P1) has finally come to reality with TM taking a 57% stake in the operator – but there are still plenty of questions over how much TM will ultimately benefit from the deal. In its statement TM says that… Read more

Tony Brown

LTE technology: What lies ahead

Although LTE deployments and technology are starting to mature, only a fraction of operators globally now offer commercial LTE services. According to Informa’s WCIS, only 182 operators have launched LTE, whereas there are 649 GSM and 120 CDMA operators. Nevertheless, discussion about the future of mobile networks is in full swing, with several candidate technologies… Read more

Dimitris Mavrakis