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Wi-Fi’s Problem with LTE Over Unlicensed Spectrum

May 26, 2015 10:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

“We’re talking about an engineering question that’s potentially getting turned into a manufactured crisis because folks are moving too fast.”

Verizon Good on Spectrum as AOL Deal Brings Subsidized Video

May 19, 2015 12:32 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shammo said that given the premium at which spectrum went in the most recent AWS-3 auction, he...

Chinese Carriers Lowering Prices to Hasten LTE Adoption

May 15, 2015 9:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a release from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT),...

China Will Be Largest 4G Market by End of 2015

May 14, 2015 11:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

China Mobile was the big winner, taking home almost 90 percent share of the total LTE market in...

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Tuesdays with Roger: Can Verizon, Rest of the Pack Handle More Mobile Video?

April 28, 2015 1:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Tuesdays with Roger, we take a look at the growth of online video and its affect on the network. Our discussion looks at how operators are maintaining the health of their networks, while also promoting video as the next great driver of data consumption. Join us!  

New Platform Turns Wi-Fi Hotspot in LTE Broadcast Gateway

April 21, 2015 11:06 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sequans and Expway are hoping this platform will open up more devices to LTE broadcast.                                                                                                   

5G Infrastructure: The Argument to Ramp Up Planning

April 6, 2015 1:28 pm | by Ed Myers, Parallel Infrastructure | Articles | Comments

There may still be five years’ worth of white papers and debate to determine technology inclusion, functional architectures, and deployment strategies, but believe any parent and/or wireless telecom infrastructure professional when they say, “Man, that went fast. It seems like only yesterday…” 

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Sprint Network Expansion Could Include 20K New Sites

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shares of sprint have been climbing all week. As of 9:23 CT Friday, Sprint stock was up just over 4 percent to $4.98...                       

Sprint Shares Soar as Reports of Network Expansion Swirl

February 25, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sprint has apparently already approved and funded two smaller, regional projects, but the remaining 8,000 are...                                     

Expanding the Network: On the Virtues of Cloud-RAN Architecture

February 2, 2015 9:39 am | by Dr. Femi Adeyemi, Lead LTE Solutions Architect, Fujitsu Network Communications | Articles | Comments

A Centralized-Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture, also known as Cloud-RAN or C-RAN, is garnering attention for its ability to meet all of these needs while supporting mobile xHaul (fronthaul and backhaul), network self-optimization, self-configuration and self-adaptation through self-organizing network functionality (SON).

Securing the IoT: Big Risks, Big Opportunities

February 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Yes, as the Internet of Things is tip-of-tongue for every keynote presenter at Mobile World Congress, they're likely to follow up that thought with concerns about security. 

CommScope Acquires $3B Worth of TE Connectivity's Business

January 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The businesses, made up of 65 facilities and approximately 10,000 employees, had annual revenue of about $1.9 billion in fiscal 2014.                                   

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Apple, Ericsson in Legal Battle Over LTE Patents

January 14, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Apple this week filed a lawsuit against Ericsson alleging the Swedish company is asking too high of royalties for use of its LTE technology in Apple’s products.                                      

Wireless Week Live: Getting the Most out of Carrier Aggregation

January 8, 2015 1:03 pm | Videos | Comments

As the AWS-3 Auction revealed, spectrum is being bought and sold at a premium. That said, operators are looking at novel ways to make the most efficient use possible of their airwaves. Carrier aggregation (CA), a feature of LTE-Advanced, is just one way that wireless operators are hoping to put every last shred of their precious spectrum to use.

AT&T Hackathon Delivers Tools for IOT

January 5, 2015 4:02 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

New APIs and new partners, including Subaru and Samsung, were announced for both AT&T’s Drive connected car platform and...                           

Canadian Spectrum Auction Favors New Carriers

December 19, 2014 10:27 am | by James Keller, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian government confirmed Thursday that a forthcoming wireless auction will reserve more than...                                        

Wireless Week’s 2014 State of the Networks Report

December 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

Let’s break down the POPs, VoLTE coverage and other major network progressions for the Tier 1 carriers.                                                                                          

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AT&T's Donovan Vows 75% of Network Virtualized by 2020

December 16, 2014 5:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

That's the word from John Donovan, AT&T SVP of technology and opertations. In a end-of-year blog, Donovan called the 2020 target...                            

Ceragon Cutting Workforce by 14%, Shares Jump

December 15, 2014 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Ceragon said it will reduce its headcount by 14 percent as part of an effort to reduce...                             

Orange, Ericsson Trial FDD CA Using 3.5 GHz

December 15, 2014 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The live LTE-Advanced FDD trial was authorized by the French regulator ARCEP and was carried out from...                             

LTE Multicast: Revolutionizing Delivery of Mobile Video

December 11, 2014 11:00 am | Videos | Comments

Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by...                      

AT&T Announces New Vendors for Domain 2.0

December 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Susan Johnson, senior vice president, AT&T Global Supply Chain, said in a statement that AT&T is seeking out "agile and disruptive suppliers...                       

The Future is Streaming

December 5, 2014 9:50 am | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

No matter how you cut it, if 50 percent (or more) of Internet traffic is going to be delivered over wireless networks, and 79 percent of Internet traffic is going to be streaming video, there is going to be a whole lot of video on our smartphone screens.

Sprint CFO: Sprint Network Vision 'Substantially Complete'

December 3, 2014 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Euteneuer said that by year end, the carrier hopes to have fully 100 million people covered with its...                                

Report: North America Growing on Subscribers with Multiple Devices

November 17, 2014 11:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson on Monday dumped its massive cache of mobile stats via the company's annual Mobility Report, and North America actually...                 

Verizon Multicast to Leverage OnCue Assets for Mobile Pay TV

November 11, 2014 2:59 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Carey talked about how the OnCue assets Verizon acquired from Intel will factor into...                                   

Wireless Week Live: LTE Multicast and the Mobile Video Revolution

November 11, 2014 2:39 pm | Webinars

The way video is delivered to mobile devices everywhere is about to get turned on its head. Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by leveraging Multicast's point to multi-point approach. Verizon has already demonstrated the technology at last year's Super Bowl in New York, and there's a lot of talk about the possibilities going forward.

Customer Intelligence is Key to Improving Network Quality

November 4, 2014 9:51 am | by Neil Coleman, Director of Marketing, Amdocs RAN Solutions | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey conducted by On Device Research on behalf of Amdocs, 47 percent of respondents put “lack of mobile data coverage” at the top...                                   

Customer Intelligence is Key to Improving Network Quality

November 3, 2014 5:30 am | by Neil Coleman, Director of Marketing, Amdocs RAN Solutions | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey conducted by On Device Research on behalf of Amdocs, 47 percent of respondents put “lack of mobile data coverage” at the top of their list when asked...           

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