The mobile RAN is about to undergo a fundamental change as virtualization becomes real and mobile operators around the world start building base station hotels and C-RANs. Using standard hardware for the baseband units together with deployment in data centers can significantly lower operating costs for the operators, as well as providing new deployment options.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made quite a splash in late August when he announced...
The ITU has published its annual report, which estimates...
FreedomPop is a data-only MVNO that, up to this point, has pushed its freemium service model on...
Samsung said today that it is testing 5G technology capable of data speeds 100 times faster than 4G networks. According to a press release, Samsung's new adaptive array transceiver technology will allow data to transmit at higher frequencies than currently possible...
The FCC late yesterday gave approval for Dish Network to deploy a terrestrial wireless broadband network on its holdings of what was previously spectrum reserved for satellite transmissions. The decision came concurrent with the commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for an auction of the H Block, a chunk of airwaves adjacent to Dish’s AWS spectrum in which Sprint has expressed interest.
Avvasi has introduced a new system network operators can use to actively adjust the quality of video – per subscriber and per device. While the system could be used by any broadband provider, Avvasi’s new product (like its previous products) are aimed at LTE network operators. The company said its Q-SRV Video Service Gateway builds on its Q-VUE product, currently...
The dramatic success of the iPhone, data hungry smartphone competitors and other wireless devices is placing an ever increasing capacity demand on wireless networks which is only expected to worsen with the accelerated deployments of 4G networks worldwide.
Integration of small cells into the “macro” network could be more effective than even Wi-Fi offload in solving the problem of data traffic outstripping increases in available spectrum.
Cellular roaming was a relatively straightforward proposition for quite some time, but LTE and the myriad bands upon which it is being deployed have made the next-generation of roaming a much more complicated proposition.
SBA Communications President and CEO Jeff Stoops sits down with Wireless Week to talk strategy, the state of the industry and whether recent legislation is actually helping towers get built faster.
LightSquared is pushing the FCC to force GPS manufacturers to comply with proposed standards that would make receivers less vulnerable to interference from signals in neighboring bands.
With three major carriers offering LTE service today, and a fourth on deck for 2012, the U.S. has taken the lead in 4G network rollouts.
Barnes & Noble's Wi-Fi only Nook Tablet adds one more media slate to the mix that doesn't have a 3G or 4G modem at launch. The Kindle Fire doesn't have one, either.
Consumers have already proven their hunger for smart devices and high-bandwidth applications that operate on 3G networks. It goes without saying that their appetite for these products and services will increase even more as access to 4G networks comes available.
The answer won't be found in the single layered systems of the past. What's needed now is a next-generation, multi-layered transport solution that can help operators make mobile backhaul a strategic asset and key competitive advantage.
Noted industry analyst Peter Rysavy is rebutting a Citigroup report that discredited the spectrum crunch.
Metrico today released its quarterly Mobile Device Roundup, an exclusive to Wireless Week...
Elliott Drucker says it’s only a matter of time before users become disappointed with the performance of 4G networks.
Sprint and Google announced the rollout of Google Wallet to all Nexus S 4G customers...
Small cell architectures (aka, microcells) have the promise to deliver significantly higher network capacity.
The guessing game over Sprint's 4G strategy could be put to an end as early as October.
As 4G offerings expand in the marketplace, service providers and device manufacturers are challenged to deliver a differentiated value proposition.
Wireless operators in the United States will invest between $25 billion and $53 billion in new mobile broadband networks...
But rarely mentioned in any of these glowing 4G stories is the upgrade process, especially when it comes to in-building wireless.
Sprint today took the wraps off its 25th WiMAX-capable device, the Samsung Conquer 4G.
Over the past couple years, mobile has proven its effectiveness at reaching a targeted audience in ways that drive engagement in incredibly unique ways.
The company says it plans to roll out 4G LTE in at least 15 markets and to cover 70 million Americans with 4G LTE by the end of 2011.
While analysts have been haggling over the true definition of 4G, the mobile industry has been steadily coalescing around LTE as the de facto standard for the next generation of mobile broadband.
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