ALSO NOTED: iPhone buyers opt for more expensive model; NextWave launches Latin American unit; and much more...

> iPhone buyers overwhelmingly chose the higher-priced $599 8GB version of the iPhone instead of the $499 4GB version and bought a plethora of accessories in the days following the iPhone launch, Goldman Sachs analysts reported. Article

> A European Union court rules that the French government acted legally when it changed the conditions of 3G licenses granted to SFR and Orange. Article

> Australian wireless broadband provider Allegro claims to be first to market with business-grade WiMAX. Article ( sub. req.)

> The UMTS Forum is urging Latin America to support the international need for additional radio spectrum from today's UHF television broadcast bands to provide capacity and coverage for future mobile broadband services. Article

> NextWave announced the launch of its Latin American unit headquartered in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Release

> Following Boingo's lead, Trustive launched flat-rate pricing across its European network. Article | Release

And Finally... Gartner's advice to the enterprise: Stay away from the iPhone. Article


Live webinar on 27th Jan 2021: Voice over 5G – evolution, deployment, technology and testing aspects

Voice services have been reality since decades and the industry wants to continue their success story in wireless networks also with 5G. Find out the technology aspects behind incorporating voice services in 5G networks and outlines possible deployment scenarios. To achieve best user experience, we will also demonstrate how to test voice capabilities of 5G smartphones in different deployment scenarios by using the unique R&S®CMX500 radio communication tester and the R&S®CMsquares 5G test software solution from Rohde & Schwarz.