FCC calls on Congress to fund public-safety broadband network; LTE is the trigger for more network sharing

> FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the commission's national broadband plan will call on Congress to allocate $12 billion to $16 billion over 10 years to help build an interoperable, pubic-safety broadband network--a bold effort to move forward on an issue that has stymied the FCC for years. Article

> Novatel Wireless that it successfully completed over the air testing of its new MiFiIntelligent Mobile Hotspot prototype based on WiMAX. Novatel's WiMAX implementation immediately achieved throughput of 18Mbps in over-the-air testing and can support theoretical peak throughput speeds exceeding 30Mbps downlink and 10Mbps uplink in a 10 MHz channel, the company said. Release

> Sprint Nextel is boosting its WiMAX marketing with a new campaign asking, "What can you do with 4G?" Release

> LTE is the trigger for greater network sharing. FierceWirelessEurope special report

> Novatel Wireless' shares slumped on a weak revenue forecast. Article

 > New analysis about Nokia Siemens Networks' future  from Trefis claims that LTE could help limit the company's decline as it comes under increasing market pressure from Huawei and ZTE. The stock market analyst firm believes that NSN is showing strong progress in LTE, especially in the last quarter with major wins with Telenor Denmark and TeliaSonera. Article

> The coming generation of LTE could be the first big telecom showcase for multicore processors, according to the latest Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider report. Article

And Finally... A North Carolina man was sentenced to three days in jail for violating probation because he left the state to appear on "The Jerry Springer Show." His parole officer saw him on the show. Article