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Arun Sarin reverses stance on WiMAX versus LTE

Vodafone chief exec Arun Sarin today called for WiMAX to be included into the LTE standard in order to avoid dilution of resources.

Speaking at the opening keynote session of this year´s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sarin effectively reversed his earlier position on LTE; this time last year urged mobile operators to forge ahead with LTE plans or risk losing market share to WiMAX operators. Now it seems he sees the two technologies as complementary, rather than competing.

Sarin also told delegates that the mobile operator will declare its own hand on LTE rollout in the course of time.

More information from the opening conference session on Total Telecom´s dedicated news service later today.
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