Telecom Italia enters second phase of LTE tests; 02 Germany deploys pilot LTE network

> ­Telecom Italia says that it has launched the second phase of its LTE tests, and it has received Ministry of Economic Development authorization to use two 20 MHz blocks in the 2500-2690 MHz frequency band for the testing throughout 2010. Article

> ­Synopsys has announced the availability of the a TDD mode in its LTE Model Library for physical layer system simulation. Article

> O2 Germany has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy a pilot LTE network in the eastern city of Halle, an area that currently has poor access to broadband service. Article

And Finally... The British are so enamored of broadband technology that they would give up their washing machines before they gave up their broadband connection, a survey conducted by Best Buy has learned. Article