Telrad, which bought Alvarion's WiMAX business about 14 months ago, is gearing up to sell production TD-LTE networks soon. But a company executive contends many of Telrad's customers are actually in no rush to deploy TD-LTE.
Google's acqusition of drone maker Titan Aerospace, which followed Facebook's newly announced initiative with drone maker Ascenta, reflects tech magicians' visions for new ways of enabling Internet connectivity. But John Q. Public is less than enthusiastic about unmanned aerial vehicles, perhaps because drones can also serve as flying broomsticks for the wicked witches of surveillance.
Some inflight Wi-Fi providers have allegedly voluntarily exceeded the requirements of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, by providing U.S. law enforcement and the National Security Agency (NSA) with additional surveillance or control capabilities not provided for by the law. Further, it is unclear what the full scope of those capabilities might be.
SensePost's do-it-yourself Snoopy drone is an example of how a drone can become a Not-So-Big Brother in the sky, using RF signals to spy on a host of devices and the people who use them.
Affirmed Networks wasn't exactly flying below the radar before AT&T announced plans to include the vendor's virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) as the carrier develops its "user-defined network cloud," which is being enabled by the carrier's Domain 2.0 supplier program. After all, four-year-old Affirmed has some 30 technology trials underway and deployments with Tier 1 wireless operators in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Juniper Networks expects to make more gains in the mobile market as a direct consequence of the fact that the architecture of LTE is based on IP.
When Qualcomm asked if I'd be interested in hopping on a plane to Phoenix some 24 hours after returning home from the Mobile World Congress trade show in Spain, I hesitated. But I relented because I knew the trip would give me an up-close glimpse at the vendor's small cell network that it had deployed over Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
BARCELONA, Spain--Attendees at this year's Mobile World Congress were treated to a plethora of announcements and discussions regarding all varieties of network virtualization, so much so that the show seems to have morphed into the Virtual World Congress even if it is not rebranded as such.
Indoor positioning technologies and related location-based services (LBS) will be a major topic of discussion at the 2014 Mobile World Congress later this month, and the market outlook is pointing to significant growth opportunities.