ZTE pushes LTE in the Middle East; Wireless Broadband Alliance nabs new members

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> Chinese vendor ZTE said it successfully completed LTE lab and field tests for UAE-based operator Etisalat. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Femtocells are evolving, but operators aren't. Commentary

> Last week Freedom4, one of the UK's two WiMAX operators, ended operations. Article

> The Wireless Broadband Alliance announced some new big-wig mobile operator members. Article

> AT&T gave more details regarding why it includes data traffic coming from its 3G Microcell femtocell in the overall data cap that applies to the operator's new smartphone plans. Article

European Wireless News

> Having positioned its Sure Signal femtocell product to improve home and office coverage, Vodafone is now planning to use a ruggedized version within its macro network. Article

> Vodafone's content services director has suggested that it might be timely for operators to consider reducing the share of revenue from apps sold through their stores. Article

> New data released from Broadband Expert indicates that the boom in mobile broadband seen in recent years is over. Article  

Mobile Content News

> Cross-platform applications storefront GetJar announced the close of an $11 million Series B financing round. Article

> Google recently decided to exercise its remote application removal feature on Android apps offered by a security researcher for research purposes. Google said the apps "were not designed to be used maliciously, and did not have permission to access private data." Post

> Google acknowledged a brief outage of its Android Market. Post

Developer News

> RIM said it will introduce a drag-and-drop development toolkit for its BlackBerry devices in the next few months. Article (sub. req.)

And finally... There's an app for... that? Sussex Police plan an iPhone app that will allow users to renew their shotgun license from their device. Article