Alcatel-Lucent looks to 4G for recovery; Five vendors take part in Vodafone/Verizon LTE trials

> Struggling Alcatel-Lucent is looking to 4G for growth. Article

> Motorola has opened an LTE trial and testing lab in Swindon, England, that offers carriers the opportunity to test mobile gear and services in a real-world setting. Article

> VeriSign announced the WiMAX Forum has selected VeriSign's Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to safeguard the wireless broadband ecosystem. Release

> While Motorola's suffering handset division continues to drag on the company, Co-Chief Executive Officer Greg Brown said  the vendor was encouraged by results in the home and networks mobility division, driven in a large part by the ramping up of WiMAX deployments around the world. Article

> BWA/WiMAX subscribers worldwide reached 2.68 million in Q3 2008, a more modest 13 percent growth over the first quarter and a 91 percent increase over Q3 2007, according to the latest issue of the WiMAXCounts Quarterly Report from Maravedis. Release

> French mobile operators have improved their data networks to such an extent that download speeds are now comparable, or better, than rates offered by entry-level ADSL services. Article

> A new line of residential repeaters could help mobile operators meet the growing demand for better in-building coverage and significantly beat femtocell deployment costs. Article

> Huawei joined five other equipment vendors in taking part in Long Term Evolution (LTE) trials being jointly conducted by Vodafone and Verizon Wireless. Article

> Analyst: Amazon Kindle a $1.2B business in 2010. Article

> Broadband gains don''t necessarily mean landline losses. Article

And Finally... Just how cheap is 4G? Article

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