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).
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.
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.
Growing adoption of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is driving test equipment manufacturers to develop new product offerings that accommodate 160 MHz bandwidth.
National Instruments and Scotland's University of Edinburgh are partnering on a test bed to improve indoor wireless communications capacity using spatial modulation techniques combined with visible light communications to create what are being called high-density optical attocell networks.
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 shift toward software-defined networking will entail a 10-year process, but the migration is already beginning and will ramp up even more during 2014, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.