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A 5G Use case! RED Smartphone with LEIA Holographic Display Tech

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So my quick take on the RED Hydrogen phone is… Firstly, as a phone, I don’t expect it to be a market success as the price pressure on devices just via competition has pressed down our perception of value.  For example, just considering frameless metal, large HD glass phones to chose from, we would all […]

Interesting: Internet of Things in 5G Course

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The course explains in great details the trade-offs between cellular IoT and emerging low power wider area networking technologies (Sigfox/Lora/etc); it explains the advantages of cellular and gives technical details on Release 13 of NB-IoT, LTE-M and EC-GSM

Been Busy. New Focus

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For the past couple of years, have been focusing on the software startup Aerietau. That’s been a real challenge and adventure as practically nothing I worked on had been really done before so every project was a start from first principles, develop tools, process, implement etc etc… I’ve noticed that I’ve been missing examining technology […]

LTE Network Design Advice: Don’t Overlook the X2

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This should be quick…Often times I am asked what can be done to improve network performance. There are all of the obvious answers such as those related to the radio link and the backhaul so on but the one I see as the most underrated improvement time after time is the X2 interface. The S1 interface […]

Bluetooth 5.0 Is The Reason

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Saw everyone announcing something new so I read some specs….There are very few reasons that absolutely compel me to purchase a new device. Sure it’s cool to have a thinner, faster CPU, more OLED, faster LTE more battery type of device but those changes are all nice to haves after your current device has reached […]

Long Live Small Cells and LTE…LTE-U is a Terrible Idea at Best

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Quick refresher: LTE-U (LTE Unlicensed) is a scheme to aggregate the “free” 5GHz spectrum typically used in WiFi with LTE at lower “Wide Area Network” (WAN) governmentally auctioned frequencies such as 600-700MHz, 1.8-1.9GHz, 2.3GHz etc etc… The business drivers are Qualcomm (more chip$) and the network carriers which are looking for relief from network congestion and […]

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Pre Thanksgiving DNS issues- Pardon The Interruption

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Sorry all, been working on several projects at once and haven’t had much free time to make updates. Then I realized that the registrar had changed something that made hitting the site hard. (I still can’t see it in Safari yet.)  I will be making updates soon too BTW.           Happy […]

Reinvention of The Communications Infrastructure Universe

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Apparently I’m on some unintentional quest to piss just about everyone off in this world. What I mean is, last week I mentioned that I thought the network operators were going the way of the dinosaur and so now I need to see this through… have to go all the way. A little background: I have been […]

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 […]