While there is a legitimate concern that LTE Broadcast content will be given a higher quality of service than regular, over-the-top video content, I don't think the situation will violate net neutrality. In fact, based on conversations I have had this week with experts at vendors that specialize in LTE Broadcast (and, admittedly, are proponents of the technology), carriers' use of it is likely to benefit customers, even those who are not taking advantage of it.
T-Mobile US wants to make sure the FCC knows the benefits of using Licensed Assisted Access technology in, among others, the 3.5 GHz band, saying it's compatible with Wi-Fi and should be considered as the FCC adopts rules for the 3.5 GHz band.
The next versions of Apple's iPhones will include an LTE modem chipset from Intel, according to a VentureBeat report, a move that would give a major boost to Intel's wireless ambitions and hit Intel rival Qualcomm.
Smart cities are a key part of the Internet of Things, and the push into smart cities is bringing together city governments and wireless carriers, network vendors, chipset providers and all manner of device makers and municipal infrastructure providers. Intel and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) see themselves as technology enablers and collaborators in public-private partnerships.
BARCELONA, Spain--Intel and Qualcomm executives said the chipset giants have a role to play in enabling smart cities as both technology solution providers and advisers as municipalities connect more of their infrastructure and services.
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf has been at the helm of Qualcomm for a little more than a year now, and although he has a quiet public style, inside the chipset maker he is showing his competitive side by working to make sure that the company can capture the next wave of growth in computing as the smartphone market matures.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob said LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) can easily coexist with and protect Wi-Fi operations in unlicensed spectrum, similar to how different variants of Wi-Fi already perform today. He also said that he thinks commercial handsets that support LTE-U could be in the market by mid-2016.
BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue streams for wireless carriers.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm Europe's senior director of business development said the region is bouncing back in terms of technology development and operators' investments in networks.
T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers to deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in 5 GHz spectrum in 2016.