Hibernia Networks is advancing its standing in the submarine cable market race, announcing that it is working with its network partner TE Connectivity to begin work on its Hibernia Express cable system.
Huawei reported that its first half-revenue jumped 19 percent thanks to growth in its LTE network infrastructure and smartphone businesses outside China.
Huawei and Qualcomm are working to push eMBMS technology by using it to broadcast live TV over a fully loaded wireless network in Europe. The companies said the test is intended to show broadcasters how much more efficient eMBMS is when compared with standard unicast streaming.
Huawei trumped its main rival, Ericsson, in the opening half of the year in terms of sales, with revenues around €5 billion higher than the Swedish company.
UK-based EE is set to become the latest European mobile operator to carry out a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology over its LTE network, following similar moves by KPN in the Netherlands and Vodafone in Germany.
Researchers are busily working on 802.11ax, a follow-on technology for 802.11ac Wi-Fi that uses MIMO-OFDA signaling to deliver faster, even gigabit-speed, connections to individual devices rather than simply improving overall network capacity. But 802.11ax will not hit the shelves for a few years, given that 2019 is the target date for a ratified 802.11ax standard.
Recent announcements from Ericsson and Huawei highlight the fact that major infrastructure vendors are keeping quite busy attacking next-generation wireless network development from all angles, which include their own R&D initiatives as well as collaborative industry efforts.
Ericsson and Huawei each hold around 30 percent of the $13 billion telecom network managed services market, according to a new report from ABI Research. However, Nokia's networks unit is not far behind with 25 percent of the market.
Zain Saudi Arabia said it has signed infrastructure supply contracts worth 4.5 billion riyals (€882 million/$1.2 billion) to develop and expand its network.
If I can believe my desk calendar, it's almost summer. With the longest day of the year fast approaching, my mind has turned to all of the usual topics: fireworks, hot dogs, bitter jealousy aimed at European colleagues who take four-week vacations, LTE TDD. Okay, summertime and LTE TDD might not go hand-in-hand, but there are some real reasons the TDD implementation of everyone's favorite 4G technology has been on my mind.