AT&T Mobility no longer plans to deploy 40,000 small cells on its network by the end of 2015, a goal that had been a key element of its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network initiative. The carrier is not saying how many small cells it plans to deploy by year-end but said that its 2014 acquisition of Leap Wireless removed the need to deploy as many small cells as it originally had planned because the deal gave AT&T more macro cell sites for capacity.
BARCELONA, Spain--T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray said that 5G networks will mainly involve new uses of spectrum to address continued expected growth in mobile data usage and different uses cases, including from the Internet of Things. At the same time, Ray cautioned that there is no need to rush to 5G networks today, as LTE and LTE Advanced networks still have a great deal of capabilities that carriers can tap.
The FCC's staff recommended that Ericsson's Telcordia unit win a key government number portability contract, dealing a grievous blow to Neustar, which has administered the number portability system since 1997 and counts on it for about half its revenue. The recommendation, from the Wireline Competition Bureau, still needs to be approved by a vote of the agency's five commissioners, who can accept, reject or modify the FCC staff's proposal.
While some industry players are still debating whether 5G will require a new air interface, Huawei used the Mobile World Congress trade show this week to showcase its new 5G air-interface technology, saying it will boost its 5G research and patent portfolio.
By any measure, it's been a heck of a year for Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the digital streaming unit of MLB. Key to its success is Joe Inzerillo, VP and CTO, who oversees all aspects of technology for MLBAM.
BARCELONA, Spain--A top Ericsson executive believes that in the not-to-distance future, spectrum will become more valuable than oil. He also predicted that the industry will see a lot more investment in technologies that make spectrum use more efficient.
BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom launched a cloud VPN service for small and medium businesses at the Mobile World Congress, here.
BARCELONA, Spain--Huawei is showcasing its new 5G air-interface technology here at Mobile World Congress and the vendor plans to boost its 5G research and patent portfolio.
BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom said trends including network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networks (SDN) are contributing to the development of the integrated infrastructure that will be necessary to power 5G networks.
BARCELONA, Spain--There are now more than 1 million small cells shipped in North America, according to new data published today by the Small Cell Forum, making the region the leader in the world in terms of small cells.