European LTE deployments lagging behind North America, Asia Pacific; Huawei invites U.S. government scrutiny

The European deployment of LTE networks is now lagging behind the North American and Asia Pacific markets, despite TeliaSonera being the first operator worldwide to launch a commercial LTE service in December 2009. Article

U.S. Cellular continued to lose subscribers in the fourth quarter, but was upbeat about its prospects for 2011, particularly for smartphone adoption. Article

Dish Network CEO Charles Ergen said the satellite TV provider has no "grand strategy at this point" to pool its spectrum resources into any kind of wireless venture, a comment that could cool off speculation that Ergen is amassing a spectrum portfolio in advance of a major wireless play. Article

Huawei invited the U.S. government to open an investigation into any security concerns it may have with the Chinese vendor in a bid to knock down what it deems are unsubstantiated claims that it poses a threat to U.S. national security. Article

And Finally... Poor etiquette by mobile users is rampant and getting worse every day as use of smartphones and other wireless devices continues to mushroom, according to an Ipsos survey of U.S. adults. Article


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