APCO adopts LTE as a worldwide public-safety standard; LightSquared faces more pressure over GPS interference

> Monaco Telecom has launched its LTE pilot On the occasion of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament. Article

> The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Global Alliance has adopted LTE technology as a worldwide standard following the Federal Communication Commission's approval of a U.S. public-safety LTE request. Article

> Tunisiana, a Tunisia-based subsidiary of Qatar Telecom, has chosen Alcatel-Lucent to transform its network entirely to IP, as it looks to roll-out LTE to accommodate richer applications such as video, multimedia, and mobile banking. Article

> Two U.S. senators have asked their colleagues to urge the FCC to ensure that LightSquared's forthcoming wholesale LTE network does not interfere with GPS, the latest pressure from within the government on the issue. Article

And Finally... A New York City woman who was getting $850 a month in alimony because she was supposedly disabled and unable to work had her payments slashed after her ex-husband spotted online photos of her belly dancing. 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.