ZTE introduces CDMA/LTE dual-mode Node B system; Altair demonstrates TD-LTE chipset

>  The State Corporation Russian Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent have announced an expansion of their joint venture, Alcatel-Lucent RT, to develop and manufacture LTE components customized for the Russian market. Article

> Telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider ZTE has launched of the CDMA/LTE dual-mode distributed Node B system with four transmitters and four receivers (4T4R). Article

> Altair Semiconductor, a developer of LTE chipsets, has shown off its TD-LTE chipset running at up to 50Mbps on the downlink, and 18Mbps on the uplink. Article

> Novatel said it will sell mobile broadband devices through Best Buy Connect. Release

> Vodafone Germany will focus future investments on improving its LTE network at the expense of its fixed-line infrastructure. Article

> With the femtocell market still struggling to gain mass-market adoption, a new report from Infonetics Research claims that Samsung and Cisco/ip.access are vying for revenue leadership. Article

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