Sprint Spark may provide LTE speeds up to 180 Mbps; BSGI announces Bluetooth 4.1

Wireless tech news from around the Web.

> Sprint's Hesse said Spark tri-mode LTE service could eventually provide real-world speeds of 150-180 Mbps. Article

> Spending on macrocell RANs, HetNets, mobile core and backhaul infrastructure will reach $104 billion by 2020, says SNS Research. Release

> Silicon-to-photonics routing company Compass-EOS joined the Georgia Technology Center. Release

> NSN has the edge in the race to a 2018 $9 billion SON market, according to ABI. Release

> Ixia's IxNetwork application portfolio now validates the scale and performance of OpenFlow controllers. Release

> IHS said multi-stream Wi-Fi, WiGig and similar technologies will drive a surge in shipments of high-speed wireless devices. Release

> The Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced Bluetooth 4.1, which includes increased co-existence support for LTE. Release

> Syniverse and the Rural Independent Network Alliance expanded a pact for mobile interoperability solutions, including addition of core Syniverse LTE hub elements. Release

And finally… Coder prevails over skeptics, releases mobile app to get off the streets. Article

Suggested Articles

The CBRS Alliance announced the completion of specifications that support specific OnGo configurations for 5G New Radio (5G NR).

Evenstar will focus on building general-purpose RAN reference designs for 4G and 5G networks.

Nokia is supporting over 160 virtual network functions across Rakuten Mobile’s two main data centers as part of a managed services deal.