News In Brief: ABI Research, Informa Telecoms & Media, NBN Co, PLK/PLP

Spending on LTE equipment is tipped to more than double to €1 billion in 2011, ABI Research predicts. However, the firm says 2G and 3G gear still has legs due to network build outs and upgrades.
 
Informa Telecoms & Media forecasts global SMS revenues will grow from $105.5 billion (€76 billion) in 2010 to $136 million by 2015, fuelled by a rise in traffic from five trillion messages to eight trillion
 
Australia's NBN Co has released draft specifications for the concepts, technical details and architecture of the B2B gateway on the National Broadband Network.
 
Polish rail infrastructure operator PLK/PLP has partnered with systems integrator Kapsch CarrierCom to deploy GSM-R base stations in an €11 million pilot network covering 84 km of track.

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