Freescale is announcing a System on a Chip (SoC) that contains everything you need for femto through macro basestations. The interesting thing about this news is, (A) welcome to the increasingly competitive field of LTE SoCs, and (B) the economic curve should begin to get more favorable for LTE products sooner than later and (C) This is a multimode chip, not single mode.
I read tons of analyst UK PRs that claim 4G is going to be a while since the spectrum situation in the UK is not optimal, but I snicker when I see the whole LTE universe racing forward around those analyst statements.
I also see the cloud being mentioned over and over, a good thing. Anyway, this is a very capable 45nm part that launches 2H 2011, and should be a huge deal to the operators. Details follow.