4G is coming to the 'dumb' phone

will bring 4G LTE connectivity and services to entry-level (or "dumb") phones. It's designed for phone makers whose target customers don't have access to affordable smartphones, including emerging regions in India, Latin America and Southeast Asia. ( read original story ...)

Qualcomm Announces New Chips for LTE Feature Phones

This includes emerging regions, such as those in India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia," the company said in a press release. The 205 will be Qualcomm's lowest-end LTE system. Qualcomm 205-based phones will have up to 45 days of standby battery life ... ( read original story ...)

Wi-tribe installs first ever 4.5G LTE network in Pakistan

LTE Advanced upgrade investment is not only the first of its type in Pakistan but also the first 3.5 GHz deployment in South Asia and the Middle East. In a saturated market of broadband services, wi-tribe wants to be the game changer and leader of this ... ( read original story ...)

Qualcomm unveils chipset for 4G feature phones

NEW DELHI: Telecom equipment company Qualcomm today unveiled Qualcomm 205, a chipset to be used for making 4G feature phones that are expected to be priced below $50 or Rs 3,500 a unit. "India and South Asia regions present growth opportunities in the ... ( read original story ...)

Vodafone, Spark hit 4G coverage goal ahead of schedule

Third ranked 2degress, with a 23 per cent market share, had 570,000 4G subscribers at end-Q4, accounting for 41 per cent of its total user base. Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA ... ( read original story ...)