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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Small Cell = Big Dilemma (Updated!)

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 The Small Cell Americas Conference and Small Cell Forum events are taking place this week in Dallas, Texas. This makes me think back in time…. I first started discussing small cells as a product in 2002, at Samsung, and 11 years later we have progressed very little in the way technology normally goes. From what I […]

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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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Interesting Topics from This Year’s CES

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 Been awfully busy this year and end of last so I’m wayyy off my desired schedule. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is quite the boondoggle and this year was no exception. There were a couple of things that were noteworthy to me with respect to the mobile industry and 4G that I would like to share […]


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 […]


US Cellular and Lower 700MHz LTE Deployments

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 I was looking at the Press Releases from US Cellular regarding their LTE market launches. You can see them here. Anyway the key things to me were, firstly the where….  The November rollout expands the 4G LTE footprint in select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Oklahoma, and brings 4G LTE coverage to some […]


Yes, LTE Poised to Explode with iPhone 5 Announcement…Here are 4 Observations About iPhone 5

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 So there were tons of rumors swirling around the blogosphere and the actual media regarding the iPhone 5. Turns out, once again, the leaks from the 3rd party manufacturing companies revealed most of the hardware story correctly. On a side note, does anyone else find it weird that the leaks from Apple’s manufacturing chain make […]