AVONDALE, Ariz.--Qualcomm, Sprint and NASCAR recently collaborated on the second phase of an over-the-air trial of a TD-LTE hyper-dense small cell network during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Phoenix International Raceway. FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker attended the trial, conducted March 1-2, showcasing how silicon from Qualcomm Atheros and related software solutions can be used to improve the aggregate throughput of a cellular network as well as provide other benefits. Slideshow
AT&T's Kris Rinne explains how 'User-Defined Network Cloud' will change carrier's network architecture
AT&T Mobility announced plans to implement a network architecture it described as a "User-Defined Network Cloud," which the carrier said would be supported by its previously announced Domain 2.0 supplier program. Editor Mike Dano sat down with Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network architecture and planning at AT&T Labs, to get a quick explanation of AT&T's network cloud plans and how it will impact the operator's wireless network. Here's an excerpt from that interview.
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