Altair publishes LTE roadmap; rural communities in Germany to trial LTE

> ­Altair Semiconductor has published its 3GPP LTE product roadmap, which includes a baseband processor and complementing MIMO RF transceiver chips designed to support world-wide LTE bands and duplex-modes. Article

> China Mobile Ltd. will open bidding for the third phase of its 3G TD-SCDMA network rollout in mid May, which could mean another round of price wars for Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks. Article

> Rural communities in Germany are the target for the trial of broadband Internet services using LTE in the 790MHz-862MHz band, or digital dividend spectrum. Article

> Although the number of people using mobile networks to connect to the Internet through dongle will continue to rise, Screen Digest predicts the rate of growth is set for a big fall over the next two years. Article

> Approximately 80 percent of business mobile devices will be operating via 3.5/3.9G networks by 2014. Article

And Finally... Inflight WiFi may have taken off, but big airlines can't guarantee which flights feature the service. Article (WSJ sub. req.)