Broadcom aims to surpass Qualcomm; SK Telecom adds 500,000 LTE subs in four months

> Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor said his company's new focus on smartphones and LTE technology should help the company close in on rival Qualcomm, which holds a substantial lead over the company in the baseband market. Article

> Freescale Semiconductor said it will create two new strategic product groups, one focusing on networking and multimedia, which will include cellular products, and the other focusing on automotive and industrial solutions, which will include M2M products. Article

> South Korea's SK Telecom has announced that in the first four months of offering LTE services it has signed up more than 500,000 customers to its 4G tariffs. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks  has been selected to supply an upgrade for Japanese mobile operator KDDI that will enable two types of radio communications technology to work side by side in Japan. Under the plan NSN will supply and implement circuit switched fallback (CSFB) technology to enable CDMA and LTE technologies to work together in KDDI's network. Article

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