BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm made sure the industry knows it is still a force to contend with as it unveiled the Snapdragon 615, which it dubbed the world's first 64-bit, octo-core chip with integrated five-mode global LTE.
BARCELONA, Spain--Engineering and software solutions vendor Aricent is demonstrating self-optimizing networks (SON) as well as software-defined networking (SDN) solutions at this year's Mobile World Congress and also announced a new small cell platform initiative.
BARCELONA, Spain--Now that Artemis Networks has made a splash with the official introduction of its pCell technology, it is also putting together an ecosystem of suppliers that will help trial its unique interference-drive approach to enhancing wireless capacity and performance.
Smartphones are moving beyond the early generation 1x1 MIMO configurations for 802.11ac Wi-Fi service as 2x2 MIMO makes its way from larger devices, such as PCs, into smaller platform designs. Broadcom is looking to capitalize on that shift and gain early-mover advantage with the rollout of a new chip for smartphones and tablets that offers 2x2 MIMO functionality.
Carrier efforts to expand cellular coverage indoors will soon be getting a boost, literally, via a new intelligent signal booster from Nextivity, which claims the device can be deployed right alongside smart cells.
WiGig hasn't been featured in a lot of headlines lately, but that does not mean the nascent technology has gone on hiatus. In fact, chipmaker Wilocity announced that it has already shipped 1 million WiGig units in the first year of production, and the market is just ramping up.
Marking its importance as a strategic investor and development partner for crowdsourced Wi-Fi service provider Fon, Qualcomm led the latest Madrid-based firm's latest fundraising round, which attracted $14 million total.
A tiny windmill created by researchers at the University of Texas Arlington might be used to charge cell phone batteries and even provide home energy generation.
Malaga, Spain-based AT4 wireless, which runs an international network of testing labs, is using a product from Anite to test LTE devices for operator acceptance programs and is upgrading an Agilent product to enable certification testing services of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.
Eta Devices, a spinout from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has commercialized a power amplifier for base stations that uses envelope tracking technology to adjust voltage as needed and reduce overall power needs. The company is also developing a complementary chip for smartphones.