For the past three years, I've been saying that 2015 will be "the year when you will see small cells ramp up." Six months ago, I was getting pretty nervous because the firm orders had not come through and semiconductor backlog was weak. I felt like a weatherman predicting rain after a five-year drought... everyone wants to believe that it's true, but there is no evidence on the ground. Now, the drought is ending. Mobile operators have ended the endless field trials, and have moved toward reliance on small cells for network capacity and enterprise applications.
Google is working to make its Android operating system more salient for business users with its new Android for Work program. Initially unveiled last year at its annual I/O developer conference, Google this week took the wraps off the program, promising Android enterprise users more security and flexibility.
Tom Hughes, AT&T's vice president of small business product management, is one of the executives leading the charge on AT&T's fiber rollout. He recently spoke to FierceTelecom about AT&T's fiber-to-the-building program and the company's new Business Fiber product. Hot Seat
Though the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard was ratified at the end of 2013, most enterprises still rely upon good old 802.11n for their Wi-Fi networks, according to a survey released by Spiceworks. Of the IT professionals surveyed, only 6 percent said they had deployed 802.11ac as of July 2014.
The market for femtocells and enterprise small cells is picking up, driven in part by LTE deployments, and looks like it will remain strong through 2018, according to Infonetics Research. The report appears more bullish than forecasts recently released by Mobile Experts.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, worldwide server shipments grew 3.2 per cent year on year, while revenue declined 6.6 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Gartner. In all of 2013,...
The Small Cell Forum rolled out a new release designed to make it easier for mobile operators to deploy small cells within businesses. "Release Two: Enterprise" leverages group members' experiences and best practices from successful deployments.
SpiderCloud Wireless is using a Broadcom WCDMA/LTE baseband system on chip to create a multimode small cell for the enterprise that can offer 3G and LTE services simultaneously.
Managed services for enterprises in the telecom space has traditionally been targeted at multinationals (MNCs), and not without good reason.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (businesses with less than 250 employees) represent almost 99% of all businesses worldwide, employ 1.5 billion people and in 2012 spent $203 billion on ICT serv