DragonWave demonstrates high speed microwave backhaul

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Trials first 2048QAM product in live operator network

Dragonwave has said that its 2048 QAM radios, launched in May 2012, have demonstrated a three times increase in capacity in a live operator demonstration.

Three microwave links in Intertelecom's test bed network in Odessa, Ukraine, have been equipped with the 2048QAM radios. DragonWave said that the field test has demonstrated the radios' ability to transport up to 37% more data through existing microwave channels. Through a combination of the 2048QAM modulation, dual channel operation and DragonWave's Bandwidth Accelerator feature, the test also achieved a threefold increase in capacity to more than 1.3 Gbps.

SFR to launch LTE and DC-HSPA, plus shared data plans

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Starts on road to shared data plan with multi-SIM offer

SFR has announced that it will launch commerical LTE services in Lyon on November 28. There will be a "range of devices" available with rates based on new Dual Carrier HSPA tariffs announced today (see below).

As well as the LTE launch in Lyon, by the end of the year SFR also wants to have 60% of the population coverage with Dual Carrier (DC) HSPA - the version of HSPA that offers a theoretical maximum of 42Mbps.

Telia Sonera cuts Mobility Services head to deal with "increasing challenges"

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Dahlström carries can for "sluggish" Mobility Services performance

Telia Sonera has dispensed with the services of its head of mobility services, Håkan Dahlström, with the minimum of fuss. His replacement is Tero Kivisaari, who will add the role to his current position as President of Business area Eurasia.

A curt press release from the operator carried the following quote form CEO Lars Nyberg.

French regulator to tell mobile operators to stop blocking IP services

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Net_neutrality_mobile_operators_blocking_VoIP_P2PSubmits net neutrality report to Parliament

French regulator ARCEP has called for mobile operators in the country to cease any blocking of "OTT" and IP services, including VoIP and P2P, on mobile networks.

It says such practices are contrary to the framework it set out in 2010 to sustain a neutral and high-quality equilibrium for the functioning of the Internet.

Only two M2M sectors ready for breakthrough

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M2M_addfleet_telematicsOnly two M2M ecosystems are on the verge of a market "breakthrough", according to Arthur D Little Associate Director Ansgar Schlautmann.

All the rest are still in a "trial and error" stage, due to combination of underdeveloped ecosystems,  a lack of tangible user benefits, and there being no dominating players.