Yesterday ‘Super WiFi’ (to be 802.11af) Launched in New Hanover County, North Carolina

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 Yesterday Super WiFi launched in New Hanover County, North Carolina! If you’re not familiar with Super Wifi, it’s essentially WiFi re-using the in-between spaces of TV channels below 700MHz and above 50MHz.  This is the first outdoor non trial deployment that I am aware of. This was the result of the FCC, feeling a little silly […]

A Slew of LTE Product Announcements

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Ah, Product Announcements. LTE marketplace growth. Have a nice day. Who What Why CalAmp to Supply Its Fusion-LTE Router to Vermont Utilities Marketplace growth: A competitor for the Cradlepoint wireless router that supports LTE. Mobile Operators can accelerate LTE Voice Strategy with ‘0 to VoLTE in 30 days’ offer  It’s an IMS supporting VoLTE ready […]

New iGR Report Quantifies LTE’s SON Benefit$ from 2011-2016 While Infonetics Estimates SON Market Size

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 Research vendor iGR has published a report for sale as part of their “Small Cell Architecutures Research Advisory and Subscription Service” extolling the virtues of Self Optimized Networking (SON) in LTE. What’s interesting is the information drip used as the teaser, it’s pretty big. As you know LTE networks have a services architecture (SAE) that is […]

Clear (4G WiMAX) Starting to Roll

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 Clearwire stepped into the 10M subscriber club recently by adding the final 900K subscribers this quarter. They now have around 9.1M wholesale subscribers (via mainly Sprint) and 1.3M retail subscribers so they have validated their partnership with Sprint. Another interesting tidbit is the subs have increased usage year over year by 22% so the whole […]

Maxim IC Acquires Genasic Design Systems for LTE Transceiver IC GEN4100

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 According to EETimes, Maxim quietly gobbled up Genasic recently. That’s good to know because it sounded like Genasic was sampling an LTE UE (Device) 65nm radio front end with multi-band capability from 698MHz to 2.7GHz that will draw under 300 mW, enabling dongles and other devices.  The GEN4100 operates from 680- to 2700-MHz with channel bandwidths programmable […]

ITU-T Approval of LTE-Advanced And Expectations

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  So the blogosphere is exploding with all of the announcements of 5G and/or broadband for cars after seeing the ITU-T announcement that hit the other day. If you are not sure who ITU-T is… ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. So everyone seems […]