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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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Dish + Sprint is a Winner to Me

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 Been a while… I’ve been collaborating and innovating but I thought I would register my approval of a Dish + Sprint + Clear tie up. Firstly let me say I don’t think Softbank would be willing to let the opportunity slip away so low ($25.5B US) but I like the idea of an all wireless […]






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Small Cells: Still In the Wings

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 So here we are again, another insanely busy week of reviews, document development, product development etc… I did manage to sneak some time to check out these presentations on small cells. If you are new to small cells or not fully engaged 100% of the time with this area, I think these 2 presentations together […]






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LTE Advanced in the US Next Year!

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Real quick, AT&T execs are supposedly working to launch LTE Advanced next year!  I first saw this on TechSpot. Their Article is here: AT&T executives confirm 4G LTE Advanced rollout will start next year I think this is very plausible considering the standards will be in place at that time and they have this other spectrum that gives […]






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LTE In a Pre Christmas Holiday World

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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving if you are US based, else hope everyone enjoyed having the US off. I have a number of big, urgent and interesting projects going on that each have NDA type of agreements and so between the time and the mouth shutting agreements, it is severely putting a damper on […]






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World meet DAN3800, LTE Advanced SoC

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Design Art Networks has released a 40nm SoC that is very respectable in terms of specifications.  It is Release 10 (LTE Advanced) ready and only consumes 8W at full power, supporting up to  80MHz aggregate spectrum, and 16TX + 16RX paths (= 4 sectors of 4×4 MIMO). If the price is right, beware the onslaught […]






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ETRI Field Tests LTE Advanced and eMBMS

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I have always admired the fact that the South Korean Government spends a significant amount of money on ‘strategic’ technology development. For IT/Wireless and other advanced technology, they have an agency named Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI.) ETRI is working on a five year plan to develop LTE Advanced and note the 3GPP standard […]