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I will start by saying it's been a while since I posted on 4G360, and 4G is so disruptive, even the name of this site has changed, for the better I might add.
I want to start by bringing up this little thing Net neutrality, that isn't so little. The FCC has contributed to wireless what peanut butter has done for bread. And it…Continue
Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a virtual communication link which is built on embedded system instead of complicated hardware components. A radio may be defined as any device used to exchange digital information between two points. SDR is a radio in which some or all of the physical layer functions are software-defined. SDR can be applied to any radio connection using analog-to-digital converter. SDR provides better network automation with better capabilities.
Network operators are…Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on November 22, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments
A Thought Piece from Telrad, the Leader in LTE for Fixed Wireless
The WISP market is in the midst of a dramatic transition unlike anything seen since perhaps 2002, when purpose-built outdoor PMP systems hit the market, en masse. This followed years of WISPs cobbling together WLAN radios with amps, heaters…Continue
ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, provided further updates on the company’s vision on pre5G at a high-level international meeting of experts and industry officials to discuss global development of 5G technology.
In an address to the International Workshop on 5G-ICT Technologies conference in Beijing, Dr. Xiang Jiying, Chief Technology…Continue
Added by Zakir on November 18, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announce the successful completion of the world's first inter-company interoperability testing of LTE Category 9 connectivity, with download speeds of up to 450 Mbps.
Testing was conducted using Ericsson's LTE-Advanced network infrastructure and QTI's next-generation LTE-Advanced modem. …Continue
Added by Zakir on November 18, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments
A bidding war has broken out for Portugal Telecom’s assets, with investor Isabel dos Santos, and a private equity alliance, both fighting French group Altice for various pickings.
Last week, Altice offered just over €7bn to acquire the Portuguese assets owned by Brazilian operator Oi, which would probably be the catalyst for a long-expected dissolution of Oi’s plan, announced last year, to merge with Portugal Telecom. That, in turn, is expected to accelerate consolidation in the…Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on November 18, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments
The fall-out from US president Barack Obama’s statements on net neutrality, in which he unexpectedly took the ‘nuclear option’, has already begun. While Verizon threatened lawsuits – which could stifle broadband progress and investment for years – AT&T warned that it would limit its deployment of fiber-to-the-home if the neutrality regulations were too stringent.
The saga continued with the FCC sending AT&T a letter asking it to explain those comments from its CEO Randall…Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on November 18, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments
AT&T has signed an agreement with Grupo Salinas to acquire Mexican wireless company Iusacell for US$2.5 billion, inclusive of Iusacell debt. Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will acquire all of Iusacell’s wireless properties, including licenses, network assets, retail stores and approximately 8.6 million subscribers.
Iusacell offers wireless service under both the Iusacell and Unefón brand names with a network that today covers about 70 percent of Mexico’s approximately…Continue
Added by Michael Wolleben on November 12, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments
T-Mobile is the fourth largest wireless network operator by subscribers and revenue in the United States. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom owns two-third of the company. The telco manages to grab the most headlines out of any telecom company in the US because of some good reasons. Let us start by looking at a few numbers first. T-Mobile reported 3Q 2014 revenue of $7.35 billion and added about 2.35 million subscribers over the quarter…Continue
Added by Gunjan Indrayan on November 4, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments
Indian mobile operators suffer a constant struggle to secure sufficient spectrum, quickly enough, to meet exploding demand for cellular services. Slow regulatory processes, political disputes and auction scandals have made it a painful journey to launch 3G, let alone to support acceptable quality of service for basic 2G services. Major operators are calling for the Department of Telecom to accelerate the release of spectrum they acquired earlier this year, but now they face another looming…Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on November 4, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments
Facebook may be the archetypal over-the-top player, but like Google, it is starting to take an interest in underlying network technologies and how it might harness them to enhance its services.
Recently it has shown a keen interest in certain LTE capabilities, particularly LTE Direct and Multicast. And in some cases it is working closely with the mobile operators which have so often seen it as a rival, and delving deep into their networks to improve performance on both…Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on November 4, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments
Telefónica Germany, the largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers in Germany, selected Ericsson as main supplier to upgrade their network to support VoLTE. Telefónica is one of the first operators in Europe that has now completed the upgrade of their network to be ready for commercial VoLTE launch. VoLTE has been deployed in all areas where Telefónica has LTE coverage in Germany. The commercial launch will take place once Telefónica has secured…Continue
Added by Zakir on October 22, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) announced that the company published a white paper on 5G to suggest new direction for technological evolution to 5G, the next generation mobile communications network.
SK Telecom’s white paper on 5G is now available to the public at 5G Global Summit which is an international 5G conference held on October 20 and 21 during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan.…Continue
Added by Zakir on October 22, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Bratislava, Slovakia, October 22, 2014 – Cisco today announced that leading mobile operator Orange Slovakia has chosen the Cisco® ASR 5000 Series elastic evolved packet core as a central element of its recently launched 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network. By implementing the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, Orange Slovakia intends to multiply its network capacity…Continue
Added by Zakir on October 22, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Mobile operators know that, if they are to have more than a ‘dumb pipe’ role in the internet of things, they will need to cooperate, using their combined weight to influence standards and support global systems.
This is sparking a number of alliances and cooperation deals focused on applications such as smart grid, industrial internet and smart home, and also one of the most immediate IoT markets, the connected car. In this area, Deutsche Telekom and China Mobile have formed a joint…Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on October 21, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments
The latest R&D project in 60GHz spectrum comes from Samsung, which can transfer a 1Gbyte movie in three seconds. However, as the speed wars heat up in WiFi, all these data rates are going to need backhaul support, an issue Broadcom and others are seeking to address through new Ethernet standards.
The race to break speed records in WiFi is almost as intense as it is in cellular, and Samsung is a prominent name in both. The Korean firm has been demonstrating ‘5G’ prototypes hitting…Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on October 21, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments
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Added by Michael Wolleben on October 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
The news that Apple had joined the NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance came a week after Intel signed up to the board of governors of 4G Americas. Both were examples of the changing face of wireless power, and hinted at how different will be the big influencers of ‘5G’ standards, compared to its predecessors.
Intel famously tried to create its own ‘4G’ platform around WiMAX, but is now taking the same view as most companies entering the mobile world from IT or the web –…Continue
Added by Michael Wolleben on October 16, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments
By The Maravedis-Rethink RAN Research analyst team
The competitive stagnation in Brazil, which should be one of the world’s most dynamic mobile markets, was highlighted by the disappointing results of the flagship 700MHz LTE spectrum auction.
Despite being one of the world’s fastest growing markets for smartphones and mobile data, that traffic is still controlled by a trio of operators – Telefonica’s…Continue
Added by Maravedis-Rethink on October 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
It is no secret that carrier data is growing exponentially as evidenced by the need for carriers need to rollout Carrier WiFi and Small Cells for more than just coverage. This growth will accelerate with the introduction of LTE Advanced (LTE-A) as mobile network operators begin trials in various large metropolitan areas.
What is not talked about very much is how all of this data may be monetized. Mind Commerce believes that there is an emerging opportunity for Data as a Service…Continue
Added by Fred Taylor on October 15, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments