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With over 1,300 companies displaying cutting-edge products and latest

technology trends, a specially dedicated exhibition hall for vendors and

operators to unveil new applications under the theme 'App Planet', and leading

industry voices sharing their thoughts at the various conferences, Mobile World

Congress 2010 turned out to be a global landmark with participants from across

the world in attendance.


Some of the keynote areas covered in the conferences were on mobile transfers

and technology, innovation vs fragmentation, mobile at the heart of business

strategy, broadening the ecosystem through mobile broadband, security in an IP

world, opportunities and challenges in evolution of femtocells, growing

marketplace for mobile devices and applications, the growing need for mergers

and acquisitions, embedded mobile services, m-education, m-health, mobile cloud

computing, green sustainable practices, mobile advertising and evolution of NGMN.

Improving on 2009's performance, some of the novel products launched at MWC

included innovations in LTE, low cost Android and smartphones, IP security

systems, RAN solutions, mobile publishing platforms, and integrated solar

powered handsets.

Winners at the award ceremony that

felicitates best products and services


While Samsung unveiled its new Samsung Wave, the world's first bada based

smartphone, Comsys Mobile demonstrated the industry's first multimode mobile

WiMax/GSM-EDGE Android Smartphone reference design, providing visitors with a

chance to see multiple applications running atop Android and Windows Mobile,

driven by the ComMAX CM1125 reference design platforms. This also integrates

WLAN, BT, FM radio and GPS connectivity, including multi-radio coexistence for

an enhanced user experience with anytime, anywhere connectivity.

Comsys Mobile also tied up with HelloSoft to announce a low cost Android

WiMax, GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi Trimode Reference Design using HelloSoft's Titan Android

VoIP and Convergence Software on HS100 and Comsys Mobile's ComMAX CM1125

Multimode WiMax/GSM Chipset.

Commenting on the launch, Allan Johnson, SVP, marketing and business

development, HelloSoft said, "WiMax service providers around the world have been

seeking a low bill of materials 4G handset with Android and GSM. The reference

design with Comsys combines HelloSoft's VoIP and Convergence Suite for

Android-the first complete solution of its kind for Android-with HelloSoft's

ultra low power IP Convergence Processor to deliver both mobile high speed 4G

data capability together with the ubiquitous coverage of GSM at a very

attractive price point."


In addition, Intivation and Inventec Appliances Corporation also announced

the launch of the GS109, a solar powered dual-sim feature phone, and Motorola

released its new touch-screen Android smartphone, QUENCH with MOTOBLUR, which

organizes messages and synchronizes contacts to keep conversations in a constant

flow. QUENCH also promises a complete web experience on a full touch-screen

device with pinch and zoom capabilities.

Flash iPhone was unveiled at the event

Solar Power

While Intivation launched the world's first solar-powered handset at MWC

last year; this year, XPAL and Intivation launched the Solar Egg, the world's

first high performance solar charger, based on XPAL's battery expertise and

Intivation's SunBoost solar conversion technology. Built by XPAL, with high

power consumption users in mind, the Solar Egg can reach over 90% battery charge

using four hours of exposure during average charging conditions. Built to power

a wide range of devices, from phones to MP3 players and digital cameras, the

Solar Egg will reduce the need for multiple chargers and conveniently offer

better battery life.


MindTree also tied up with Texas Instruments to unveil its new low energy,

low cost bluetooth device, Bluetooth low energy stack, which consumes less

battery and uses mobile technology to transfer data across large areas;

proficient for the IT, healthcare, and other industries.


Comsys Mobile announced availability of a new platform, the ComMAX LT8000DP,

for the LT8000 LTE UE baseband at MWC. LT8000DP is a pre-silicon development

platform for the integration of Comsys Mobile's ComMAX LTE technology with

ecosystem partners' IP for a comprehensive LTE solution in a shorter time to

market. It supports eUTRA FDD and TDD as well as LTE CAT4 with sustained data

throughput up to 150 Mbps, and is specially designed for mobile devices with a

scalability that enables support for 3GPP LTE release 8 and release 9.

A visitor takes a self-demo at a stall

Building upon its multi-million dollar LTE win at MetroPCS, Bridgewater

system also revealed that it is providing its new EPC 500 system for LTE trials

with five tier-1 mobile operators in Asia Pacific and North and South America.

The Bridgewater EPC 500 is an integrated LTE system that provides subscriber and

device data management, policy control, and inter-working functions for the

Evolved Packet Core. Specifically designed to support trials and small to medium

scale deployments, it features the Bridgewater Home Subscriber Server and Policy

Controller, anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker. It is

pre-integrated on a hardware platform and fully compliant with 3GPP Release 8

standards. The EPC 500 can also support migration to separate HSS and PCRF

platforms in order to meet large scale commercial deployment requirements.

Going a step further, Alcatel-Lucent also announced that it has successfully

achieved record speed rates on China Mobile's TD-LTE trial network which is

being installed to support the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. During extensive

tests, peak rates of more than 80 Mbps downstream were realized by the team from

Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent's flagship company in China. Being

first in the industry, these TD-LTE peak rates were achieved by using a single

20 MHz spectrum band, carrying both the upstream and downstream traffic.

Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans also announced their collaboration on LTE

solutions for operators of TD-LTE networks in Asia and Europe who are planning

to offer services at 2.6 GHz. The first result of this collaboration in response

to this significant demand will be a Sequans 2.6 GHz USB dongle to be used in

operator trials in 2010.

Visitors at MWC 2010

Moreover, Alcatel-Lucent also announced that it has successfully made the

first 4G calls in the framework of the LTE lab tests that Telefónica is

conducting in Latin America. In the second phase when the field tests start, the

700 MHz and 2,6 GHz frequencies will be used to assess LTE's performance in

terms of coverage and capacity. This will offer a new user experience and

support the delivery of new mobile multimedia applications such as high

definition video streaming, mobile gaming, high speed file transfers and


Together with Alcatel-Lucent, Orange announced that it has successfully

completed the first phase of its trial of LTE mobile broadband technology with a

live network in France. Following the trial's first phase, Orange is evaluating

the introduction of new multimedia applications over an LTE mobile network such

as VoIP steered by IMS and streaming video.


Huawei also unveiled its latest innovation in mobile broadband terminal

devices, the E398 modem, which is the world's first triple-mode LTE modem

compatible with all three major network standards: LTE, UMTS, and GSM. The

triple-mode modem, based on Qualcomm's MDM9200TM chipset, will enable end users

to surf with high speed provided by LTE technology while seamlessly switching to

other standards (UMTS or GSM). The modem also supports multiple mainstream LTE


Sony Ericsson's iPhone

Killer Idou displayed at MWC

Huawei also demonstrated data download speeds of up to 600 Mbps using its

latest LTE advanced system at GSMA MWC 2010. The record speed, which is twenty

times faster than the existing commercial 3G networks, is expected to

revolutionize user experience by meeting bandwidth requirements of data heavy

applications, such as being able to transmit a 4GB DVD movie in less than one

minute. The system also incorporates Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) Reception and

Transmission, with which signals from a wireless device are received from

several coordinated base stations allowing operators to efficiently utilize the

network infrastructure without installing more antennas. Further, using SAE

capabilities, Huawei's LTE-advanced solution features PCC (policy charging and

control) allowing operators to manage bandwidth utilization while optimizing

valuable end user experience.

Speaking about this breakthrough, Wan Biao, president, wireless, Huawei said,

"This milestone heralds that the industry is moving towards the Giga-bits era of

mobile broadband. Huawei is committed to accelerating the commercialization and

adoption of LTE technology by continuously offering solutions to reduce the

per-bit cost and improve the profitability for operators worldwide."

Motorola also launched its WBR 700 Series LTE eNodeB. The WBR 700 Series,

which is Motorola's fouth generation orthogonal frequency division multiplexing

(OFDM) solution and its secnd generation LTE platform, offers unprecedented

capacity and density in a 1U rack that is one of the smallest and most energy

efficient eNodeBs in the industry. The LTE-advanced capable design, which will

be able to accommodate 3GPP Release 9 and 10 based upon the current

specification, and extra capacity of Motorola's WBR 700 Series eNodeB also offer

network investment protection and a simple software upgrade path to 4G. Ideate

also released a white paper on the future of LTE at MWC 2010.

Security Solutions

FancyFon unveiled ten new security features with FAMOC(TM), its mobile device
lifecycle management solution at MWC. Some of the features offered with FancyFon

Mobility Center include the ability for organizations to schedule automated and

encrypted back-up sessions, facility for organizations to instantly wipe a phone

when it is lost, a unique system that insists that only a secure VPN or only a

pre-selected and pre-configured Wi-Fi connection is used when logging on to the

Internet or when using email, customized password policies across all mobile

platforms, a mobile device and memory card encryption that makes it impossible

to read or extract the data from a memory card once it is removed from a phone,

and application and user installation restrictions, preventing the mobile phone

from coming under attack from malware, spyware or viruses.

Further, Bridgewater Systems announced that Mobily, the largest provider of

mobile broadband in Saudi Arabia, selected Bridgewater Service Controller and

Policy Controller to manage mobile data growth across its WiMax, and Wi-Fi

networks. The solutions are being delivered in collaboration with Samsung,

Mobily's infrastructure partner.

HTC castes a spell with its

Android-powered HTC Magic
Telecom Talk: Participants

attending a  session at the event

RAN Congestion Solution

Bridgewater Systems also announced Bridgewater's RAN congestion solution,

which extends the Bridgewater Policy Controller with a new RAN Congestion module

that together combine real-time cell site congestion information with subscriber

entitlements to deliver enhanced services. The new RAN Congestion module for the

Bridgewater Policy Controller receives dynamic cell site information from

congestion probes, usage analyzers, and deep packet inspection from leading

vendors. The 3GPP Release 9 compliant Bridgewater Policy Controller uses a

dynamic session database to identify subscribers on the congested cell site,

including their profile, usage, and state information. It then applies real-time

network, application, and subscriber policies to adjust service levels. When

congestion subsides, the Policy Controller receives a congestion notification

and regular service levels are restored.

According to David Sharpley, SVP, Bridgewater Systems, "Bridgewater's new

patent-pending RAN congestion solution addresses a major challenge faced by

mobile operators worldwide. By combining real-time visibility of individual cell

site congestion with dynamic policy control and subscriber data, Bridgewater is

providing a compelling and innovative solution that can improve customer loyalty

and reduce congestion."

Mobile Publishing Platforms

MWC 2010 also saw Nuance Communications announce an enhanced version of Nuance
T9 Write, the company's innovative handwriting technology for touch-screen and

pen based devices, that features multi-touch gesture and on-top writing

capabilities. Accordingly, Nuance T9 Write blends handwriting input with Nuance

XT9 predictive text technology to enhance the recognition of naturally shaped

letters, numbers, symbols and punctuation in more than forty languages, thus,

predicting words as you write them. With Nuance's latest multi-touch gestures,

users can use their finger to write words, symbols and numbers, and easily edit

text. Nuance T9 Write also allows users to pre-set the multi-touch gestures that

work best for them, creating a completely customized experience, or switch

between writing and traditional keyboard input with just a simple screen tap.

Nuance T9 Write also creates a unique messaging experience for the user

supporting any platform and OS in more than forty languages worldwide.

SPB Software, a leading mobile applications and games developer, also

announced the release of SPB Mobile Shell 5.0, a major upgrade to the world's

bestselling mobile application which is popular among both end users and OEMs.

Unlike all previous versions of SPB Mobile Shell available exclusively for

Windows Mobile smartphones with touchscreens, version 5.0 is to be released for

Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian. With the new portable SPB UI Engine, SPB

Mobile Shell is planned to spread to more mobile platforms. Major updates to the

new version include a new 3D engine and an improved social networking

integration. SPB Mobile Shell 5.0 also includes the Natural Interaction Engine

which supports G-sensor and multi-touch, a dedicated Feedback Engine providing

realistic visual and haptic response, and a Physics Engine responsible for the

real-world behavior of all objects.

Thus, with all the above announcements and launches, the four-day event

turned out to be a fulfilling experience for all the participants. With the

emerging importance of green, this year's MWC also saw several conferences on

green telecom. MWC organizers also launched several green initiatives that

included a green media center which is paper-free with all press releases being

available only online, recyclable carpets, and all registration material and

exhibition catalogs being made out of recycled materials.

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