AT&T is hiring 100 "innovators" to develop its virtualized network of the future and has already posted two sample job descriptions on its site.
While Facebook contends it has no plans to build or own a wireless network, the social networking giant is apparently interested in investing in airborne technology that could help bring the Internet to unserved areas.
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.
AVONDALE, Ariz.--Qualcomm, Sprint and NASCAR recently collaborated on the second phase of an over-the-air trial of a TD-LTE hyper-dense small cell network during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Phoenix International Raceway. FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker attended the trial, conducted March 1-2, showcasing how silicon from Qualcomm Atheros and related software solutions can be used to improve the aggregate throughput of a cellular network as well as provide other benefits. Slideshow
Nokia Solutions and Networks said commercially available equipment was used to deliver an aggregate downlink of 1.7 Gbps from a single site on Optus' live network in Sydney, Australia.
The wireless industry needs to quickly figure out how to enable 100 percent year-on-year growth, meaning the myriad solutions that might enable this rapid transformation must be assessed in real time, according to an Alcatel-Lucent executive.
Battelle announced that the FCC is seeking public comment on the company's petition to adopt new service rules that will open up fallow spectrum at 102-109.5 GHz.
BARCELONA, Spain--Attendees at this year's Mobile World Congress were treated to a plethora of announcements and discussions regarding all varieties of network virtualization, so much so that the show seems to have morphed into the Virtual World Congress even if it is not rebranded as such.
AT&T's naming of four suppliers for its Domain 2.0 initiative brought sudden fame and glory to Affirmed Networks, a company that had been a little-known provider of virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) technology.
BARCELONA, Spain—Ericsson announced it is working with Philips to develop LED street lights that can be outfitted with small cells and backhaul. This joint effort could go a long way toward helping operators make their networks denser and it could also offer an opportunity for city managers to rent space on light poles to telecom providers.