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.
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.
Following the lead of EE in the United Kingdom, fellow European operators Telefonica and Vodafone have jumped on the LTE Advanced carrier aggregation bandwagon with testing underway in Germany.
The third-quarter 2013 financial reporting season is wrapping up, so it is time to grade the top U.S. wireless carriers' quarterly performance. Research firm Strategy Analytics has taken a look at the operators' results.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo laid claim to what it said was the world's first transmission exceeding 1.2 Gbps in a field test using a single-size antenna incorporating a new transmission technology for LTE Advanced systems
How close is Verizon Wireless to offering voice over LTE? Pretty darn close, based on the fact that Spirent Communications' announced its 8100 mobile device test system has been selected to ensure that VoLTE/IMS devices destined for Verizon's network will comply with industry standards and the operator's certification requirements.
One of the tricks to ensuring small cell deployment is worth the effort and expense involved is the use of new network planning models specifically designed for the new world of heterogenous networks (HetNets). With that in mind, engineers at AT&T Labs set out to identify radio-frequency propagation models that will help pinpoint optimal small cell placements.
One of the less heralded, yet most crucial, metrics when it comes to customer satisfaction with wireless service is network latency, which is defined as the time it takes for a source to send a packet of data to a receiver. Latency is typically measured in milliseconds, and the lower the latency (the fewer the milliseconds) the better the network performance.
The inclusion of Nokia Solutions and Networks as one of the project vendors for Sprint's Spark initiative represents a tremendous win for the infrastructure vendor.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance said the world's first live, public Next Generation Hotspot network will debut next month during the Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing. The network will be hosted by Cisco and China Mobile.