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Nokia Siemens Networks has announced its end-to-end LTE solution for radio and core networks. It said its new multimode base station would be ready for deployment with W-CDMA and HSPA from the third quarter of 2008, with a full LTE software upgrade available in the second half of 2009.

Ideal Cellular has contracted Nokia Siemens Network to and integrate a device management solution in Idea's pan-Indian network.

The contract, which NSN said was the largest of its kind in India, covers all telecom circles in which Idea operates, and also includes supply, installation, commissioning, and project management.

Ericsson has unveiled a new series of next generation, energy-efficient radio base  stations that it says can reduce power consumption by 20-65%.  The RBS 6000 series supports GSM/EDGE, W-CDMA/HSPA and LTE and requires only 25% of the space used by previous generations. It is scheduled for commercial launch later this year.

SK Telecom and SanDisk have developed a new solution that allows operators to offer mobile TV services that can be securely recorded on flash memory cards, while also preventing unauthorized transfer or distribution. 

3 Italia, the Italian UMTS operator owned by Hutchison Whampoa, has contracted ZTE to manufacture two new video handsets designed by Italian design center Momodesign.

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