AT&T, Verizon: LTE superior to WiMAX; Report: LTE orders to approach $250M in 2010

> AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless don't agree on many things in the wireless market, but executives from both carriers were able to concur on one thing at least: LTE is superior to mobile WiMAX. Article

> While European operators continue to promote the sale of 3G dongles, as seen by O2 extending it half-price offer, the contracted download limits have either remained static or are falling. Article

> Orders for LTE equipment is expected to approach $250 million during 2010. As the majority of major celcos follow this lead, the value of equipment ordered will climb steeply to $5 billion by 2014, claims market watchers at Dell 'Oro Group. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent, which last year announced  its evolved packet core (EPC) offering for LTE, announced an expanded packet core platform aimed at HSPA operators transitioning to LTE. Article

> Australia's Telstra is the biggest flagwaver for HSPA+ and sees LTE as a technology to be kept just for high demand hotzones, at least for the next four years or so. However, that cautious approach is not preventing it from trialling the new system, and it has selected three vendors to help it - Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens. Article

>Russian state telecoms giant Svyazinvest has selected LTE technology for its 4G mobile networks, its chief executive said, over rival technology WiMAX. However, a significant factor for any LTE vendor considering making a bid is that, under the tender rules, the network must be built using Russian-made equipment. Article

And Finally... A thief broke into a furniture business and spent about five hours using the store's computer, even logging on to his MySpace account. Article

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