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.
AVONDALE, Ariz.--Qualcomm made the Phoenix International Raceway a test bed for hyper-dense small cell deployment this month during NASCAR's popular Sprint Cup Series, showing how the compay's UltraSON software and Qualcomm Atheros chipsets can be used to lay out small cell networks with minimal or no RF planning.
BARCELONA, Spain- E-Plus revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona that Chinese vendor ZTE is now handling the deployment and operation of its network, in an extension of existing dealings between the two companies.
Wireless operators around the world are foolishly sitting atop a $130 billion stockpile of TDD spectrum assets rather than using those frequencies to solve the looming spectrum shortage, according to Belgian TD-LTE small cell vendor Accelleran.
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye wants to know what you would do with a 2.6 Gbps mobile broadband network. I want to know when Sprint is going to build it.
Sprint along with Nokia Solutions and Networks demonstrated that a single sector of a TD-LTE network can deliver data throughput of 2.6 Gbps.
In the eyes of many, WiMAX is old news in the United States, marked by the decision of Sprint's Clearwire unit to shift its focus from WiMAX to TD-LTE. However, Telrad Networks just announced that its equipment will be used in a new 3.65 GHz WiMAX network in Ohio.
Latest figures show that 705 new LTE user devices were launched in the past year, representing 106 per cent annual growth.
Acknowledging that an FDD band plan for the upcoming 600 MHz auction has considerably more support than the TDD approach it has been pushing, Sprint said it now supports an FDD allocation, provided it is structured to maximize "auctionable bi-directional paired spectrum."
Sprint is adding FDD LTE carriers on its 800 MHz spectrum in numerous markets as part of its planned triumvirate of LTE bands, according to the S4GRU website.