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The Curious Case of Small Cells/HetNets

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First a brief history of time… (props to Stephen Hawking) I remember the curiosity and excitement for the future I had when I first went hands on with the mobile wireless data freedom that IBM field technicians had back (first recognizable outside IBM as the Advanced Radio Data Information System [ARDIS] 800MHz 2 way network) in the […]






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LTE Range Extension Press Release by PSCR- Remixed

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Ok so General Dynamics has been plugging away at the PSCR (Public Safety Communications Research for U.S. Department of Commerce)requirements to help standardize (ok commercialize) aspects of LTE for public safety use and they just put out this press release letting us know they have successfully tested a long range (boomer) LTE cell that had a […]






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5G? 5G? You kidding me? You talking about 5G?

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More frequently, I see media comments about 5G or hear questions about 5G wireless technology. I mostly ignore it ,but as there’s steady increases in the amount of daily hype around it, I’m wondering why? This year was a big year for 4G and many geographies are in some phase of either enjoying it, dealing with the […]






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Time to Change The Small Cells Business Model

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A long long time ago, in a galaxy… in 2003 at Samsung, we were trying to sell our small cell vision to carriers, and carried demos all over the country.  Everybody agreed it was pretty awesome but the adoption for deployment was just not very good at all. Later, I worked with a couple of […]






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Security…Again

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Edit: The attacker is NOT North Korea, geez, media needs to be sensible. Again Sony is in the news about a serious hack to their networks. At this time details have not been made public but essentially is likely to be a very typical exploit The hackers took employee data including salary, benefits amongst other things. Basically […]

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Wireless + Non-Serial Entrepreneurs = Parallel Wireless

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I’ve been really busy building things and talking to people but one announcement made me cheer. Parallel Wireless is combining several elements such as HetNet, backhaul, LTE, SON and some Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts into a product.      (No, this image has nothing to do with that.)   They are introducing what they […]






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Security Issue: Interceptor Cell Sites

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Let’s talk about some recent headlines for a minute. Recently, the company ESD America has been publishing a list of rogue network cells, in the US, discovered with their $3500 secure phone. Phone Firewall Identifies Rogue Cell Towers Trying to Intercept Your Calls (wired.com) Fake cell phone ‘towers’ may be spying on Americans’ calls, texts (rt.com) […]






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LTE Network Design and Operations: Groundhog Day

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Ever see the movie Groundhog Day starring the comedian Bill Murray? If you haven’t seen that movie the basic idea is that the main character wakes up every day at the same exact time to the same exact day….  Here’s the deal…. It’s Groundhog Day for LTE! All of the carriers are doing the same […]