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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Interesting Global Ranking of LTE Service

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  Saw this article on related to global LTE speeds. Just thinking aloud, I can hypothesize that US carriers are likely to be a bit behind based on a few reasons. Primarily, in dense urbanized/established areas there’s more likely to be high bandwidth backhaul like fiber etc…whereas in the relatively new and spread out […]


Happy New Year- CES 2014 Time!

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There’s so much going on in the industry now. Firstly we have the New Year. Happy New Year. I will continue my analysis from before, however things got interesting when the data showed something about specific vendor performance. Last year LTE became mainstream for most technology reporters and we saw lots of drivel published. News […]


On The Other Hand…Big Cells, Small Steps… Updated!!

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 Update: Serendipitously, Kevin Pritchard at GigOM just published an article on Verizon’s New network. I added some thinking about this below… There’s disappointingly little to report from the Small Cell Forum meetings in Dallas, TX this week, was hoping for someone to make bold moves. Anyhow, ever notice that most LTE macro network operators are very hesitant to push the […]