Reports of spectrum interference causing problems for LTE networks are growing more commonplace, with everything from fluorescent lights to electric cash registers being implicated. In the latest twist, Verizon Wireless LTE data service is getting the blame for interfering with some channels delivered over the Time Warner Cable system in Raleigh, N.C.
Aiming to capitalize on telcos' growing adoption of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, Intel unveiled its third generation of networking processors, called Highland Forest.
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.
The wireless local area network market experienced a year-over-year expansion of 10 percent during the recently ended third quarter, with 802.11ac Wi-Fi shipments for the enterprise playing a big factor, according to a fresh study from Dell'Oro Group.
Nokia Solutions and Networks made a multi-year commitment to research 5G technologies in collaboration with the NYU Wireless research center, a joint program of New York University and Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly).
Site acquisition and delivery of backhaul and power are widely documented gating factors restricting extensive deployments of outdoor small cells. Alcatel-Lucent hopes to alleviate those challenges via a site certification program that brings together a variety of partners, which have contributed to a database of more than half a million sites suitable for small cells.
Stanene, a theorized material fabricated from a single layer of tin atoms, is being touted as a potential future replacement for copper wiring in chips by a team of theoretical physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University.
Europe is moving forward with its effort to stake a claim on the 5G beachhead as it formalizes plans to accelerate and structure research and innovation via a 5G public private partnership (5G PPP).
If one of your phobias involves a cascade of malfunctioning Project Loon airborne-Internet balloons plummeting from the sky, Google inidcates there is no need to fret. In its latest video missive to the masses regarding Project Loon, Google addressed the issue of using parachutes to cushion the trip back to earth for malfunctioning Loon balloons that are brought down ahead of schedule.
The First Responder Network Authority moved further along with planning for the LTE-based nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) by issuing a request for information (RFI) on application platforms. However, FirstNet also put an end to negotiations with several public-safety entities hoping to lease its spectrum for public-safety networks within their jurisdictions.
In the waning weeks of 2013, Huawei has rolled out a number of technological firsts that ran the gamut from LTE Broadcast to LTE speed boosting to voice over TD-LTE.
Competition for SoCs in small cells is heating up. We've now finished the phase where a dozen companies contended for the small cell market. Some companies have been acquired, including Picochip, Design Art Networks, and Percello. Mindspeed will join this list soon, as a strategic buyer is currently looking to acquire their wireless business. Others have simply dropped out of sight. The remaining players fall into two categories.
Apple confirmed yesterday that it is the new owner of PrimeSense, the Tel Aviv-based developer of 3D-based gesture recognition technology.
In order to compete successfully in the future, mobile operators need to embrace IT concepts beyond the data center and virtualize the access, core, transport, service provisioning and signaling parts of the network and OSS, according to a new white paper from Informa Telecoms & Media.
Qualcomm's newly unveiled Internet Processor product line for networking the "smarthome" via an always-on gateway puts the spotlight on an ugly reality regarding the envisioned Internet of Things: If we, our devices and homes are constantly connected to the cloud, that more than likely means the power-hungry network equipment in our residences is sucking up energy 24x7.
Startup Iotera says it is developing a low-power, long-range wireless tracking technology that relies upon unlicensed spectrum over a range exceeding eight miles.
A couple of new reports indicate heady days ahead for sales of LTE radio access network equipment, including small cells.
For U.S. wireless operators, the year-end holiday season traditionally brings with it loads of new subscribers. So, it is not surprising that the fourth quarter is when the Tier 1 operators really dish out the cash for advertising.
Growing adoption of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is driving test equipment manufacturers to develop new product offerings that accommodate 160 MHz bandwidth.