Packet One signs TD-LTE collaboration agreement with Qualcomm; Globe Telecom warns of WiMAX fraud

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>­ Malaysian WiMAX network operator, Packet One, has signed an agreement with Qualcomm to work towards an LTE network deployment. The deal calls for both companies to exchange non-proprietary information about TD-LTE technology as it pertains to infrastructure suppliers, device manufacturers, network optimization tools and applications. P1 plans to deploy TD-LTE technology alongside its WiMAX network. Article

> Wireless broadband subscriptions in the 32 developed countries that make up the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development surpassed 500 million at the end of 2010, according to new information from OECD. Article

>­ Philippines based mobile network, Globe Telecom, has warned subscribers against purchasing Globe WiMAX modems and installation of WiMAX connections from unauthorized sellers and distributors. Security representatives from Globe found out that apart from illegal selling and distribution of WiMAX equipment, subscribers were also offered unlimited and lifetime subscriptions for a one-time payment. Article

> ­While mobile data revenues accelerated on the back of growing smartphone adoption, the mobile voice market recorded its largest annual decline in the first quarter of 2011. According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the rate of growth in mobile service revenues faltered last quarter when voice revenues dropped by nearly 3 percent. Article

And finally... Swiss scientists say mobile-phone signals can affect bees' buzzing, and even cause them to leave the hive at the wrong time. Article