New beamforming technology promises 10-fold data-rate boost

Irish-based start-up Socowave is claiming its new active panel antenna (APA) technology can boost handset data rates by a factor of 10 and cut base station power consumption by up to 50 percent. The company, which was only formed last year, claims these dramatic improvements can be achieved by directing beam energy preferentially toward the populated areas, instead of in simple omnidirectional circular patterns. Article

Sponsored By Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

If You're Stuck With Static, Fragmented Legacy Inventory Systems, A Clear Path To Operational Transformation Is Here

Blue PlanetĀ® Inventory helps identify and correct discrepancies between network resources and OSS inventory.