Only have a minute, but just got done with an Intel LTE briefing.
XMM 7260 (LTE-A, carrier aggregation, TD-SCDMA) will be AVAILABLE IN DEVICES during the FIRST HALF OF 2014. This is a very significant development and confirms that 2014 could very well be the "year of the Intel smartphone".
In a few other spots, you said the product is voice and data on 2G and 3G but data only on LTE.
The press release says otherwise. "The solution provides seamless connectivity across 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks, supports 15 LTE bands simultaneously and is voice-over LTE (VoLTE) capable".
Which is it?
"and this is good news for ARMH ?"
[It's good news for whoever the big mobility players in China are or are going to be. Mobility is still wide open in spite of ARM's entrenchment. Lotus 1-2-3 was entrenched too once upon a time.
Intel should be ready to move forward with Merrifield and LTE into these markets.]
When it comes to LTE, there is no performance. It either works or it doesn't at a certain band. Getting Carrier certification is a huge deal. Its on par with Qualcomms chips of the same category.
Now if Intel sells them for cheaper, Qualcomm is toast.
"It all depends on performance. My guess is it will severely lag Qualcomm solutions, so I'm not sure the major carriers will use Intel as a result. Intel needed this 3 years ago."
[Your disgruntled long routine is getting old. No one is buying it any more.
Intel's LTE solutions are coming along nicely. Before Intel released the multimode chip, you shills might have had an argument. With that release Intel cut the legs out from underneath you. Now you are all flopping around trying to get traction on a dead issue.]
October 17 (ALTR CC lot's of question regarding rollout of base stations )
A major part of that plan is the commercial rollout of advanced, high-speed 4G mobile infrastructure, built on the mainland-developed standard called time-division long-term evolution (TD-LTE), by all three state-owned telecommunications network operators.
Technology research firm IHS forecast China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom to deploy a total of 1.05 million 4G base transceiver stations from this year to 2015, a massive undertaking that will increase the operators' lucrative data traffic in the world's biggest smartphone market.
"The effort is important because mobile revenue accounts for an increasingly larger share of each carrier's overall revenue," IHS analyst Zhao Hailin said in a report. "And revenue could grow even more if more next-generation wireless infrastructure were in place."
The expansion in 4G mobile services will likely help the industry achieve another big target set by the 12th five-year plan: more than US$241.9 billion in revenue by 2015. The three operators had combined revenue of US$172.9 billion last year.
Of the mainland's 1.2 billion total mobile subscribers - nearly four times the US population - at the end of August, about 360 million were 3G users "ripe for upgrading to 4G if the infrastructure were available", Zhao said.