AT&T, Mosaic sign HSPA+ data roaming deal; Sandvine, Citrix to offer mobile packet core offload solutions

> According to Fitch Ratings' latest telecom special report, Sprint Nextel and Clearwire longer term strategies are diverging even though the companies appear close to resolving wholesale pricing differences for 4G roaming. Article

> It appears AT&T Mobility and Mosaic Telecom have signed an HSPA+ data roaming agreement, an action that likely ends a contentious disagreement between the two companies. Article

> While the huge potential AT&T/T-Mobile USA merger has yet to clear considerable regulatory hurdles, analysts are already speculating that Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) could be hit hard given its status as a key vendor with T-Mobile USA. Article

> Cricket vendor Leap Wireless said it plans to release a 7-inch ViewSonic Android tablet this summer, though the device will only sport Wi-Fi and not built-in connections to the carrier's CDMA network. Article

> Around 140 mobile operators in 56 countries have committed to deploy LTE networks, claims a new study from the GSA, with a further 56 operators conducting pre-commitment trials. Article

> Sandvine announced that it is collaborating with virtual computing and networking company Citrix Systems to offer mobile packet core offload solutions for mobile carriers. Release

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