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Huawei: The HetNet report conversation

The complete HetNet portfolio. A conversation with George Zhao, Director of Small Cell Marketing and Michael Lin, Director of Wireless OSS Marketing, Huawei

We talked to Huawei about their HetNet solutions, all the way…


Added by Michael Wolleben on October 10, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

WiMAX in Emerging Markets

Developing markets have their own unique needs when it comes to delivering broadband connectivity. Unlike markets where telecommunications may have been progressing at a quick pace for some time, developing areas frequently have limited infrastructure, limited options for financial transactions between people and enterprises, fewer resources dedicated to deployment and maintenance, and possibly location-specific challenges with regard to terrain. 

Today, developing markets are seen in…


Added by Jonas Lagerquist on July 7, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Carrier-Grade Service using Wi-Fi Over WiMAX

At the end of my previous post, I touched on the opportunity for existing WiMAX operators to take a role in the current quest to provide high-capacity network services for 3G and Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Consider this: a residential suburb close to a large metropolitan area with limited broadband options today. This is typically one of the locations where the cellular networks providing 3G services are running into capacity congestions, particularly…


Added by Jonas Lagerquist on June 19, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The Future of WiMAX

Close to six years have passed since Aptilo Networks decided to put a serious effort into the WiMAX market as a provider of back-office support systems. Back in those days, WiMAX was very much touted in media and by analysts as the technology to challenge the cellular industry dominance/hegemony. With hindsight, most of us in the business realized that this was never the real beauty and purpose of this new technology but of course happily tagged along for various reasons.



Added by Jonas Lagerquist on June 13, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Iran to exceed 1M broadband subs by end 2010

Broadband communications are getting momentum in Iran as a result of better coverage, higher service quality, new network launches and aggressive plans of broadband operators in the country. There are now 12 DSL, 5 WiMAX and 7 Satellite operators active in Iran with a growing number of subscribers adding every day. Iran’s current broadband market includes 700K DSL and 50K WiMAX subscribers while there is still a huge gap between broadband and internet market in the country. Broadband… Continue

Added by Ali Saghaeian on November 6, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Woe is 3G


Added by Jeff Thompson on August 2, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

FCC pledges to "unleash" 4G mobile broadband spectrum, TG Daily

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has pledged to "unleash the spectrum" for 4G mobile broadband. According to Genachowski, the next generation of mobile technology will "make all the difference."

"More and more I hear people say that broadband is the future of mobile, and I agree. I also believe the reverse is true - mobile is essential to the future of broadband. And the next generation of mobile technology - 4G - will make all the difference," said Genachowski. "4G will provide… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on October 7, 2009 at 11:59pm — 3 Comments

Towerstream and the Broadband Stimulus

As many of you may know, the deadline for broadband stimulus applications was last Thursday, August 20. You may also be aware that Towerstream has officially applied for the program.

What’s our goal? As I’ve mentioned in… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on August 25, 2009 at 3:29pm — 2 Comments

T-mobile in largest field trial with LTE

T-mobile has announced the largest field trial in Europe, with 60 radio heads. Testing LTE. Here is the link to the press release, from unstrung.


Added by Kobe Wadsworth on August 25, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Broadband (or lack thereof!) in the Big Apple

I’m back in Rhode Island today after a very productive couple of days in NYC. As you might expect, top of my agenda for the NY trip was the broadband stimulus.

During my visit, I spent some time with NYC Council Member, Gail Brewer, who, as I noted in a… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on July 31, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

Alvarion gets $100 Million contract with Open Range- not with Clearwire (as rumored)

Alvarion® and Open Range Sign a Multi-Year Contract for Equipment and Services Expected at Over $100 Million for 4G Network Across 17 States

This will be the nation’s largest Rural Utilities Service (RUS) funded deployment spanning 17 states, 546 rural communities, and reaching up to 6 million people. With this new broadband wireless network, Open Range will begin offering state-of-the-art 4G services to un-served and underserved customers across rural America in the fourth quarter… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on June 17, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Go Go Moto

This week, Motorola announced plans to sell wireless broadband modules that can be used in consumer electronics to provide wireless broadband connectivity. These devices will include everything from laptops and netbooks to mp3 players and digital cameras. As CNet’s Marguerite Reardon said in a… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on June 4, 2009 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Georgians Bridge the Broadband Gap

Earlier this week, I posted a few thoughts on how the broadband gap isn’t isolated to rural areas of the U.S., but affects urban areas too. I took that as an opportunity to encourage local governments and community groups to band together to tackle the issue themselves, in conjunction with the federal government’s broadband stimulus plan.

Lynnette Luna from… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on May 1, 2009 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Trouble with Wires

Late last week, a group of hooligans in California cut fiber optic lines in two locations near Silicon Valley. As a result, thousands of business and consumer customers of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were without service. According to an IDG News article by Stephen Lawson, the outage affected:

o Two IBM facilities

o The… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on April 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Billions in broadband stimulus funds are dependent on definitions: What is broadband? Underserved area? Unserved area?

The FCC has not yet defined several key terms that are needed to be understood by the government officials doling out broadband stimulus money. At the request of lawmakers and lobbying groups, the FCC is (at long last) in the process of defining "broadband," "underserved," "unserved area" and other terms. The FCC is advising the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which will make the final call on how stimulus money gets allocated to companies building out… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on April 6, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

U.S. Stimulus Package may benefit rural telcos, but licensed spectrum still the key issue for WiMAX deployment

The U.S. stimulus package will award $7.2 billion for broadband, much of that ear marked for small rural telephone companies and WISPs.

We understand that a bit more than a third of the money will be administered through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), which has until Sept. 30 of this year to make awards. While rural telcos are not the only companies eligible to receive RUS money, they may be best positioned to receive it because many of them are already familiar with the… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 25, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

City's and broadband

Do city's know they don't need money to deploy wireless broadband. Quick math what are your data cost per mo. now what are your wired phones per mo. Total those numbers. If it's a huge city, they may be spending 200.000 a mo. If you take there existing infrastructure, public safety towers, there's a savings.I would be willing to bet I could find a way to cut that number in half to 100.000 a month. Now city's can you stand a savings of 1.2 mil a year. And that's how you cant afford not to deploy… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on February 23, 2009 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Sling Broadband Selected as Official Internet Service Provider For City of Hollywood Wi-Fi

HOLLYWOOD, FL – (January 20, 2009) – Sling Broadband, LLC One of the nation’s largest Wimax broadband network operators announced today that it has been selected as provider of wireless broadband internet service by The City of Hollywood, Florida.

Hollywood a city in Broward County, Florida, Characterized by quaint sidewalk cafés, brick lined walks and unique boutiques, shops, art galleries and dozens of excellent restaurants. The pedestrian-friendly environment is the perfect place… Continue

Added by Addiel Lopez on February 19, 2009 at 6:08pm — 5 Comments

Ubiquiti innovation, and there 39 usd radio

I see this company going out front with there innovative, and inexpensive products, like there 2.4 5.8 bullet , the smallest radio I've found. It comes in 100mw and 1000 mw, its 3 inches long. For a company that's only been around since 2005 they are on the page with simplistic products. If they decide to start making there bullet in the 900MHz or 3.65 GHz ouch for the other equipment makers. For it would problebly only cost hundreds instead of thousands of dollars. There 2.4 5.8 hp bullets are… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on December 24, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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