Updated: Serendipity: eMBMS And MPEG’s High Efficiency Video Coding

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This was updated with a lot of media at the bottom for your viewing pleasure…  The other day Anritsu announced that Samsung had demonstrated eMBMS with Anritsu’s Rapid Test Designer (RTD) and MD8430A to simulate the LTE network environment. Soon after, ISO MPEG and ITU-T VCEG announced they have been working towards High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) […]


Updated! Review of LTE InterRAT Handovers

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Update: Cisco came out with a post today (23JULY12) titled, “Evolving to LTE- Cisco’s Seamless Migration for CDMA Operators.” Have a look at that resource too. Their primary motivation is the recent purchase of Starent and so have CDMA and LTE gear to offer. From their page: (Seems a little like boilerplate from their HSPA […]

The Network Mona Lisa

Updated! LTE + CDMA (3GPP2) + IMS Network Diagram

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Update: Forgot that Artiza Networks has a nice and clean version. Mine looks like a messy room in comparison. See bottom. Just sharing this, it’s something I did before and forgot where I used it. I think I summarized some details, such as the millions of IMS pieces but broke out important functions such as HSGW […]


Notes on Simultaneous Voice and LTE (SVLTE)

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 Here are some thoughts about the questions I get around SVLTE. Notice the pic and remember this day? This was Verizon and Apple answering questions about the iPhone 4. The biggest technical tidbit of the day was that the 3G iPhone 4 would not allow a simultaneous voice and data session. Of course this was […]


Ericsson and Nokia are Raising SONs Differently

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I have never read this book although I probably should, but it was funny in context of Self Optimizing Networks (SONs) and there you go. Ericsson and Nokia made announcements at this years MWC that were carefully crafted to be as different from each other as possible, yet when digging deeper into what details they […]