LTE-U as currently contemplated would be a disaster for Wi-Fi, and any type of co-channel LTE, including LAA, is likely to significantly reduce Wi-Fi coverage area unless specific coexistence mechanisms are adopted, according to a presentation Broadcom delivered to the FCC last week.
ZTE is in "constructive" discussions with U.S. regulators to lift export restrictions imposed last week, according to a Reuters report.
While students at NYU Wireless conducted pioneering research to prove that millimeter wave frequencies can and will work for mobile communications, its partners in the vendor community are demonstrating how that research applies to real-world scenarios.
The U.S. Commerce Department will place export restrictions on ZTE this week, according to a Reuters report, for allegedly violating U.S. export controls on Iran. The restrictions, which will take effect tomorrow, will require the Chinese manufacturer's suppliers to apply for an export license before shipping any U.S.-made equipment or parts to ZTE.
There's a new Internet of Things group today – the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), but it's designed to unify the industry, not add to the fragmentation, and instead of pitting Intel and Qualcomm against one another, they're joining forces.
Separately, they've been active in the 3.5 GHz arena, but now Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Federated Wireless and Ruckus Wireless are getting together to announce their shared commitment to promote solutions using the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band that the FCC acted on last year.
With an eye toward a future that will include a whole lot more sharing of spectrum, Ruckus Wireless will demonstrate OpenG technology in collaboration with Qualcomm during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
SpiderCloud Wireless says it is working with Qualcomm Technologies to use its chipset technology for its forthcoming LTE-U products, marking the first time it will use Qualcomm chipsets instead of Broadcom's.
If you are heading to Barcelona, Spain, this weekend to attend the Mobile World Congress 2016 conference, be prepared for a 5G fest. Operators from all across the globe are jockeying for a lead in the 5G game by announcing upcoming trials and collaborations. Vendors are conducting 5G demos and talking about their 5G roadmaps. And everyone is trying to figure out the best way to prepare for 5G while at the same time still monetizing their current investments in LTE.
Qualcomm Technologies said the launch of sample quantities of the industry's first gigabit-class LTE modem is an important step towards 5G.