Author Archives: Claes Beckman

Stage 1 in 1800 MHz-auction is now concluded – total bid sum SEK 1,349,999,999

Stage 1 in the auction of the refarming of the Swedish 1800MHz has been concluded today after 18 bidding rounds. In stage 1 2×35 MHz is assigned, divided into seven frequency blocks of 2×5 MHz each. The winning bidders and the … Continue reading

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LTE-Advanced for Dummies!

Don’t miss out on this highly pedagogic video clip from Ericsson Research featuring Mikael Höök and explaining everything you need to know about LTE-Advanced! http://www.ericsson.com/news/110901_tachtalk_lte_advanced_244188809_c Enjoy

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France Telecom outlines mobile offload strategy

In a recent post on Total telecom, France Telecom says that WiFI is the right approach to off-load mobile data traffic. The challanges lies, however, in the available spectrum and in backhaul:  “The majority of smartphones are capable of using WiFi … Continue reading

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Alcatel-Lucent saves the mobile industry?

Today Alcatel-Lucent announced lightRadio™, “a breakthrough in mobile and broadband infrastructure that streamlines and radically simplifies mobile networks”. The solution was unveiled at a major press launch event in London supported by partners Freescale and HP. According to, Alcatel-Lucent, the … Continue reading

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The Money is in the Smart Grid!

Machine to Machine (M2M) communications has been under development for decades but we are still waiting for its commercial success. Already some 10 years ago, numerous companies were created with the ambition for other industries to leverage commercially from the … Continue reading

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New swedish company brings cheap solutions to backhaul for indoor coverage?

The newly founded company InCoax AB in Gävle, Sweden has developed a technical solution which makes it possible to transmit Gigabit data rates over existing TV-coax cables. The company’s newly developed product uses this neglected infrastructure, with fast deployment at a fraction of the … Continue reading

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PTS invites to auction of the 800 MHz band

The Swedish regulator PTS posted on December 13 an invitation to auction of the 800 MHz band. The auction is planned to start on 28 February and those interested must apply no later than 31 January 2011. The 800 MHz band … Continue reading

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