Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ZTE Claims 33% Sales Growth in First 9 months of 2011

ZTE claims a 33.4 per cent increase in sales revenue year-on-year to US$9.17 billion in the first nine months of 2011. This makes ZTE the fastest growing major network equipment supplier. Average revenue growth for the industry during the first three quarters of 2011 was approximately 10 percent, according to the company.


ZTE credits its growth in part to a successful expansion into Tier-1 markets around the globe, including work with Softbank in Japan, Bharti Airtel in India, and América Móvil in Mexico.
http://www.zte.com.cn

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ericsson Opens Global NOC in Mexico

Ericsson has inaugurated its new global network operations center (GNOC) in Mexico City, strengthening its footprint in Latin America. The new facility, called Ericsson Tecnoparque in Mexico City houses highly skilled ICT and services professionals. Ericsson also operates another Global Service Center (GSC) in Mexico that delivers remotely and serves operators and service providers mainly in North and Latin America. It is also building up LTE competence to cater for the growing demand of LTE in Latin America.
http://www.ericsson.com

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Telmex Picks Alcatel-Lucent for VDSL2 and GPON

Telmex has selected Alcatel-Lucent as a key supplier for VDSL2 and GPON in its broadband access network in Mexico. Telmex is aiming to expand VDSL2 and fiber-optics network coverage to connect millions of homes to super high-speed Internet services. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Alcatel-Lucent is providing a wide range of technology solutions to Telmex, including:

  • the latest generation of VDSL2 broadband access technology (Very High Bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line), deployed in street cabinets throughout cities and municipalities to deliver super high-speed access.


  • GPON to deliver more bandwidth to subscribers, improve the performance of current applications and prepare the network for the fast introduction of new services and applications.


  • the Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS Carrier Ethernet solution, which will allow a more efficient traffic management and support the delivery of broadband services to a dramatically greater number of subscribers.


“This is a strategic project that reinforces our long-term and very successful relationship with Telmex.�? said Mr. Pierre Chaume, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent in Mexico. “With our advanced broadband access technologies, the new network will allow Telmex to reliably move huge amounts of traffic and multimedia content to remote areas, with better quality signals, ultra high speeds of up to 100 megabits per second per subscriber, and substantial savings in maintenance costs.�?http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Semtech to Acquire Gennum

Semtech, which supplies analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, agreed to acquire Gennum Corp., a supplier of high speed analog and mixed signal solutions the optical market, for approximately CDN$500 million (approximately US$494 million).


Gennum offers optical, analog and mixed-signal solutions supporting high-definition (HD) video, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, Ethernet, SONET and PCI Express. The company had 2010 revenue of US$128 million. It was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Gennum has approximately 450 employees, including more than 240 engineers, and has offices in Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Semtech said the acquisition will extend its portfolio of infrastructure products to the metro, access and enterprise computing markets.


"We believe Gennum's unique signal integrity solutions and highly differentiated 1 Gbps to 25 Gbps optical products combined with Semtech's leading 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps SerDes portfolio will deliver one of the industry's most complete and robust portfolios to the communications infrastructure, data communications and enterprise computing segments. Additionally, Gennum's strong position in video broadcast and the emerging HD video surveillance market broadens and further diversifies Semtech's portfolio of high-performance analog semiconductors targeted at fast growing markets," stated Mohan Maheswaran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Semtech.
http://www.gennum.com/http://www.semtech.com/

Sunday, December 11, 2011

American Tower to Buy 2,500 Towers in Mexico for $500 million

American Tower, which own and operates approximately 40,000 communications sites in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru and South Africa, agreed to acquire approximately 2,500 towers from Telefonica's Mexican subsidiary, Pegaso PCS, for approximately $500 million, excluding value added tax.


James Taiclet, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Tower, said: "We continue to strengthen our relationship with Telefonica, and this acquisition nearly doubles our portfolio in Mexico and provides us with a highly desirable network of sites in this key market. We believe that our experienced local management team will secure strong growth on these towers as our customers in Mexico deploy new spectrum and next generation wireless technologies."http://www.americantower.com

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Telefónica Launches Movistar ONE Smartphone in Latin America

Telefónica is launching a low-cost Movistar ONE smartphone in Latin America during the 2011/12 Christmas campaign based on Android Gingerbread . The device, which is manufactured by ZTE, features a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, a 2 Mpx camera and download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. The first countries of availability are Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama and Nicaragua.


The new Movistar ONE handset is the result of the collaboration agreement forged between handset manufacturer ZTE and Telefónica in Latin America, initiated in early 2010, and which has seen the successful marketing of over a dozen Movistar devices in the region.


Citing figures from Pyramid Research, Telefónica noted that smartphones now account for 17.9% of the total amount of devices purchased in the Latin America, a figure expected to grow up to 24.5% and 32.3%, in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
http://www.telefonica.com

Telefónica Launches Movistar ONE Smartphone in Latin America

Telefónica is launching a low-cost Movistar ONE smartphone in Latin America during the 2011/12 Christmas campaign based on Android Gingerbread . The device, which is manufactured by ZTE, features a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, a 2 Mpx camera and download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. The first countries of availability are Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama and Nicaragua.


The new Movistar ONE handset is the result of the collaboration agreement forged between handset manufacturer ZTE and Telefónica in Latin America, initiated in early 2010, and which has seen the successful marketing of over a dozen Movistar devices in the region.


Citing figures from Pyramid Research, Telefónica noted that smartphones now account for 17.9% of the total amount of devices purchased in the Latin America, a figure expected to grow up to 24.5% and 32.3%, in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
http://www.telefonica.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NSN Opens Service Delivery Center in Mexico City

Nokia Siemens Networks inaugurated a new service delivery center in Mexico City to provide network planning and optimization services to operators in Latin America and eventually extend these capabilities to other regions. Nokia Siemens Networks currently supports a number of operators with its remote service delivery model.


The new center joins Nokia Siemens Networks’ existing global network of service delivery centers in Chennai and Noida in India, Lisbon in Portugal, and from Shanghai in China.
http://www.nsn.com

NSN Opens Service Delivery Center in Mexico City

Nokia Siemens Networks inaugurated a new service delivery center in Mexico City to provide network planning and optimization services to operators in Latin America and eventually extend these capabilities to other regions. Nokia Siemens Networks currently supports a number of operators with its remote service delivery model.


The new center joins Nokia Siemens Networks’ existing global network of service delivery centers in Chennai and Noida in India, Lisbon in Portugal, and from Shanghai in China.
http://www.nsn.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

Verizon to Stream FiOS TV Channels to Xbox 360 Console

Verizon is ready to deliver 26 live, FiOS TV channels over Microsoft's Xbox 360 Entertainment System. The offer is available to customers who are Xbox LIVE Gold members and who subscribe to both FiOS TV and Internet service. To access the channels, customers will have to download the Verizon FiOS TV app on their console.


New customers who sign up online for FiOS TV service can take advantage of a special offer that includes triple-play service with FiOS TV, FiOS 35/35 Mbps Internet service and Verizon voice service, starting at $89.99 a month. In addition, the offer includes a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and the "Xbox Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary" game. The discounted offer is available through Jan. 21.


Notably, these customers will be able to integrate their TV experience with voice and gesture commands through Kinect for Xbox 360.

http://www.verizon.com http://www.microsoft.com

  • In October, Microsoft unveiled its Xbox 360 online entertainment service boasting content and support from nearly 40 leading TV partners, including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC in the U.K., Telefónica in Spain; Rogers On Demand in Canada; Televisa in Mexico; ZDF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy. Content providers already on the Xbox include AT&T, Netflix and Hulu Plus in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, BSkyB in the U.K., Canal+ in France, Vodafone Portugal, VimpelCom in Russia, and FOXTEL in Australia.


    Xbox 360 aims for seamless, living room entertainment integrating gaming, music, live TV and video-on-demand using a common interface and controlled by remotes, voice or Microsoft's exclusive Kinect technology.


    Xbox LIVE currently has 35 million members worldwide who spend 2.1 billion hours a month on the service. Microsoft said the service has seen three times the growth in video consumption last year.

Skorpios Attracts $2 Million from Deutsche Telekom

Skorpios Technologies, a start-up based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced a follow-on investment to its Series B round of $19 million. The additional $2 million provided by T-Venture, Deutsche Telekom's venture capital company, brings total investment in the round to $21 million.


Skorpios Technologies has developed an advanced Composite Semiconductor on Insulator Technology promising lower cost, reduced size, and decreased power dissipation compared to traditional technology approaches. The technology allows the generation, detection and modulation of light to be monolithically integrated with high-speed electronic circuits in a standard CMOS-compatible process known as Composite-Semiconductor on Insulator (C-SOI).


"The integration of today's separated building blocks into a single chip provides various important effects for our network, such as capex and opex savings at the aggregation layer and core, but also the economic enabling of new technologies that are essential to our strategy," said Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Director of Technology, Telekom Deutschland GmbH. "We are happy to support Skorpios in the realization of this disruptive approach with the investment from T-Venture." http://www.skorpiosinc.com

  • Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and other leaders in the communications ecosystem participated in the Skorpios Series B funding round. Also participating were founding investors Cottonwood Technology Fund and Sun Mountain Capital.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf for Content Discovery Technology

Microsoft has acquired VideoSurf, a start-up based in San Mateo, California, that scans videos to make it easier for users to search, discover and watch online videos. Financial terms were not disclosed.


VideoSurf developed patent-pending computer vision algorithms and a web crawler bot for searching, indexing and aggregating video content across the web.


Microsoft said it plans to integrate this technology across its entertainment platform to augment the Xbox 360 ecosystem and evolve search and discovery of entertainment content on Xbox LIVE.


"VideoSurf's content analytics technology will enhance the search and discovery of entertainment content across our platform," said Alex Garden, director of Xbox LIVE for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. "This holiday we will launch voice search across our entertainment partners on Xbox LIVE. Over time, as we integrate VideoSurf's technology into our system, we are excited about the potential to have content tagged in real time to increase the speed and relevance of the search results." http://www.microsoft.com http://www.videosurf.com

  • Microsoft unveiled its Xbox 360 online entertainment service boasting content and support from nearly 40 leading TV partners, including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC in the U.K., Telefónica in Spain; Rogers On Demand in Canada; Televisa in Mexico; ZDF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy. Content providers already on the Xbox include AT&T, Netflix and Hulu Plus in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, BSkyB in the U.K., Canal+ in France, Vodafone Portugal, VimpelCom in Russia, and FOXTEL in Australia.


  • In April 2011, Videosurf for its video discovery technology. VideoSurf holds a patent for a technology that analyzes all frames within a video to visually identify prominent objects at a speed not previously possible. This analysis occurs 10 times faster than the speed of video playback and enables VideoSurf to know more about the video content. The company said it now has over 20 million unique users per month searching for video content. The new funding came from Pitango Venture Capital.


  • VideoSurf's founders include Lior Delgo, Professor Achi Brandt, Dr. Eitan Sharon, and Shai Deljo.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Telefónica and China Unicom to Use Each Other's POPs

Telefónica and China Unicom reached a strategic agreement to use Points-of-Presence (POPs) on each other's networks. Specifically, Telefónica will be able to use PoPs on China Unicom's network in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Australia, France, and Sweden. China Unicom in turn will be able to enhance their network with PoPs set up on Telefónica's network in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.


The deal represents a further step forward in the strategic alliance signed by the two companies in 2009http://www.telefonica.com
  • In January 2011, China Unicom and Telefónica will deepen their cooperation by investing the equivalent of US$500 million in the other party through the purchase of each party's shares.


  • In 2009, China Unicom and Telefonica invested US$1 billion in the other party's shares and entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement.

Telefónica and China Unicom to Use Each Other's POPs

Telefónica and China Unicom reached a strategic agreement to use Points-of-Presence (POPs) on each other's networks. Specifically, Telefónica will be able to use PoPs on China Unicom's network in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Australia, France, and Sweden. China Unicom in turn will be able to enhance their network with PoPs set up on Telefónica's network in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.


The deal represents a further step forward in the strategic alliance signed by the two companies in 2009http://www.telefonica.com
  • In January 2011, China Unicom and Telefónica will deepen their cooperation by investing the equivalent of US$500 million in the other party through the purchase of each party's shares.


  • In 2009, China Unicom and Telefonica invested US$1 billion in the other party's shares and entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

USDA Awards $411 Million for Broadband Projects

The USDA Rural Utilities Service announced $410.7 million in funding for telephone utilities to build, expand and improve broadband in their rural service territories across 15 states. Companies receiving the funding awards include:


Colorado


Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association, -- $18,725,000 will be used to upgrade the existing fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) network, capable of providing modern broadband services to subscribers in 10 exchanges.


Idaho and Utah


Albion Telephone Company -- $17,075,000 in loan funds will be used to install 453 miles of buried fiber optic cables throughout the proposed FTTP system, providing nearly 60 percent of subscribers with FTTP.


Illinois


McNabb Telephone Company -- $3,700,000 in loan funds will be used to make system improvements, including constructing new FTTP facilities. A total of 115 miles of buried fiber optic cable will be deployed to improve service to subscribers.


Shawnee Telephone Company -- $30,286,000 in loan funds will be used to construct FTTP facilities, allowing Shawnee to provide voice and data services at speeds of up to 100 Mbps to both residences and businesses.

McDonough Telephone Cooperative, Inc.--$15,728,000 in funds will be used to upgrade the rural areas with FTTH technology. Approximately 766 miles of buried fiber cable will be deployed to provide over half of the subscribers with access to improved broadband service. McDonough has been serving its rural subscribers for over 60 years.


Indiana


Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative -- $29,139,000 in loan funds have been awarded to Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc., (PSC) which provides telecommunications services to nearly 6,000 subscribers over approximately 1,150 square miles in southern Indiana. This loan will enable PSC to start the process of designing and building FTTP to enhance broadband services across the service area.


Iowa


Mediapolis Telephone Company -- $13,401,000 in loan funds will be used to make system upgrades to the transport system and the network architecture from the existing copper Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) to FTTP broadband systems.


Griswold Cooperative Telephone Company -- $12,747,000 in loan funds will be used to complete a system-wide FTTP network, enhancing broadband service to all subscribers.


La Porte City Telephone Company -- $9,867,000 in loan funds will be used to make system improvements, including installation of a FTTP broadband network that will serve all of the borrower's subscribers. A total of 297 miles of buried fiber optic cable will be deployed, enabling downstream data rates of up to 20 Mbps.


Kansas


The S & T Telephone Cooperative Association -- $29,814,000 will be used to implement a full FTTH design to allow the migration to 10-20 Mbps broadband speeds to all subscribers and to provide IPTV in the near future.


Minnesota


Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative -- $19,749,000 in Rural Development Broadband Loan Program funds will be used to extend Paul Bunyan's existing FTTH network to serve the exchanges of Park Rapids Rural and Trout Lake in North Central Minnesota. With this extension of their network, Paul Bunyan will be able to provide advanced telecommunications services to over 45,710 establishments (households and businesses) across all service areas. Paul Bunyan has been operating since 1952 and has been a telecommunications borrower with the Rural Utilities Service since 1953.


New Mexico


Roosevelt County Telephone Cooperative -- $12,358,000 will be used to deploy new equipment and install FTTP equipment to enhance the broadband network.


North Dakota


BEK Communications Cooperative -- $26,746,000 in loan funds will be used to expand a FTTH broadband system. Upon completion of this RUS-funded project, 100 percent of BEK's subscribers will be served by fiber.


SRT Communications -- $24,832,000 in loan funds will be used to install 2,143 miles of buried fiber optic cable and related equipment throughout the proposed FTTP system. The FTTP system will be constructed in areas outside of towns in twelve of the borrower's twenty-six exchanges. The service areas in the towns will continue to be offered DSL at speeds of at least 55 Mbps with its relatively new copper plant.


Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corporation -- $32,939,000 in loan funds will be used to expand the Borrower's FTTP broadband system throughout the borrower's eighteen exchanges. The upgraded system will help meet current and future requirements for delivery of voice, video and high speed data to subscribers. Upon completion of this RUS-funded project, 100 percent of Polar's subscribers will be served with broadband via various technologies.


Oklahoma


Terral Telephone Company -- $4,855,000 in loan funds will be used to convert the existing copper network to a FTTH system, and connect new subscribers. The proposed FTTH deployment includes construction of over 62 miles of fiber plant in and around Terral, and the replacement of the existing softswitch and power plant. This FTTH deployment will create nine jobs and save seven jobs.


South Carolina


Sandhill Telephone Cooperative -- $5,930,000 will be used to provide for system improvements, including purchase of a new switch.


Tennessee


North Central Telephone Cooperative Corporation -- $27,069,000 will be used to upgrade portions of North Central's outside plant and network infrastructure by deploying a FTTP network.


Washington


Inland Telephone Company -- $24,823,000 in loan funds will be used to expand Inland's FTTP broadband system and connect new subscribers.


The Toledo Telephone Co., Inc.--$18,091,000 in loan funds will be used to install 292 miles of buried fiber optic cables and related equipment throughout the proposed FTTP system, offering enhanced service to all Toledo subscribers.


Wisconsin


Union Telephone Company -- $13,308,000 in loan funds will enable Union to deploy approximately 336 miles of fiber, which will provide approximately 60 percent of Union's subscribers with access to improved broadband services.


Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative.--$19,781,000 Marquette-Adams will use loan funds to complete a system-wide FTTP network, including over 370 miles of new or modified buried fiber, providing enhanced broadband service to all subscribers. http://www.usda.gov

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Microsoft Signs Big Players for Xbox 360 LIVE Entertainment Service

Microsoft unveiled its Xbox 360 online entertainment service boasting content and support from nearly 40 leading TV partners, including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC in the U.K., Telefónica in Spain; Rogers On Demand in Canada; Televisa in Mexico; ZDF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy. Content providers already on the Xbox include AT&T, Netflix and Hulu Plus in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, BSkyB in the U.K., Canal+ in France, Vodafone Portugal, VimpelCom in Russia, and FOXTEL in Australia.


Xbox 360 aims for seamless, living room entertainment integrating gaming, music, live TV and video-on-demand using a common interface and controlled by remotes, voice or Microsoft's exclusive Kinnect technology.


Xbox LIVE currently has 35 million members worldwide who spend 2.1 billion hours a month on the service. Microsof said the service has seen three times the growth in video consumption last year.


"Today's announcement is a major step toward realizing our vision to bring you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy,�? said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Combining the world's leading TV and entertainment providers with the power of Kinect for Xbox 360* and the intelligence of Bing voice search will make TV and entertainment more personal, social and effortless."


"Microsoft and Verizon share a common vision to transform the ways people enjoy and interact with the entertainment they want — what Verizon calls the borderless lifestyle,�? said Eric Bruno, vice president of consumer and mass business product management for Verizon. “FiOS TV on the Xbox 360 is an excellent example of how we're working with market leaders to erase old technology borders to expand the FiOS TV experience and taking advantage of unique new features including voice- and gesture-control of live TV entertainment via Kinect. This holiday, Verizon will bring a selection of popular live TV channels to Xbox 360 and will be a leader in delivering live, multichannel streaming HD TV, integrated with Kinect, via Xbox."http://www.microsoft.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FTTH Reaches 7.6 million North American homes

The number of homes in North America connected by FTTH has topped 7.6 million, up by 1.15 million in the past year, according to figures from market analysis firm RVA LLC, cited by the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council. FTTH is available to about 22 million homes up by about 10 percent in FTTH "homes passed" over the past year.


"While fiber to the home deployment in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean had barely scratched the surface in previous years, it appears that the FTTH providers in those countries are now out of the starting gate, and I expect see continued growth in their fiber activity going forward," said Mike Render, President of RVA. http://www.ftthcouncil.org

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ericsson expands Managed Services capabilities in China

Ericsson has opened a new global network operations center (GNOC) in China, adding to the three existing global network operations centers located in Romania, India and Mexico. Ericsson's Global Service Center (GSC) in India now employs more than 5,000 service professionals and houses the world's largest GNOC.


Ericsson noted that it is currently managing networks serving more than 800 million subscribers, and more than half of these subscribers are served through its global NOCs.
http://www.ericsson.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

GSMA Appoints France Telecom Orange Exec as new Head

The GSMA appointed Anne Bouverot as its new head. Bouverot was most recently executive vice president of mobile services for France Telecom Orange. She has served on the board of the GSMA for the past two years.


Bouverot replaces long-standing CEO Rob Conway, who announced his resignation in June. However, Bouverot will not assume the label of CEO, instead taking the title of the GSMA's Director General to better reflect the GSMA's role as an association representing the interests of its members.


Prior to her most recent role at Orange, Bouverot was responsible for international business development at the operator, and her achievements include the privatisation of Telkom Kenya, new mobile licences in Armenia and Tunisia, and partnerships in Portugal and UAE. Before moving to Orange, she led a 600-person business unit of Equant and was responsible for developing IT services for Equant's multinational business customers. She began her career in telecoms as project manager for Telmex in Mexico in 1991. http://www.gsmaworld.com

Sunday, July 31, 2011

USA Reaches Deals with Canada & Mexico on 700 MHz Sharing along Borders

The FCC announced deals with Industry Canada and Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) for sharing commercial wireless broadband spectrum in the 700 MHz band along the U.S.-Canadian and U.S.-
Mexican border areas. The arrangement with Industry Canada also calls for sharing
spectrum in the 800 MHz band.


Under the arrangements, licensees on both sides of the borders will have greater access to the 698-758
MHz and 776-788 MHz bands.


The sharing is expected to facilitate the deployment of mobile wireless broadband systems near the U.S.-Canadian and U.S.-Mexican borders and will provide consumers in these areas with advanced opportunities for 4G high-speed mobile broadband access.


"These arrangements will unleash investment and benefit consumers near the borders by enabling the
rollout of 4G wireless broadband service and advanced systems for critical public safety and emergency
response communications," Chairman Julius Genachowski stated after signing the documents. "I
appreciate the commitment and dedicated efforts of everyone who has been involved in these
discussions to ensure that we are making the most effective use of this valuable spectrum."http://www.fcc.govhttp://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/agree/