70 Million Small Cells by 2017!

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Mobile Experts predict 70 Million small cells by 2017, and has a $5400 report to explain how. Although it’s worth noting they put WiFi, DAS and repeaters in the same category which I think is a mistake. Nonethless, this report seems to have some interesting data in it.   Links: Mobile-Experts.net  Additional Details after the break…

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 […]

BelAir Networks Delivers Small Metrocell with Integrated LTE+WiFi+3G and Wireless Backhaul Option

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BelAir Networks is putting out press releases about their outdoor BelAir 2100 3G/LTE/WiFi cell that hangs on the cable strand. Their pico cell has about 1W peak output, supports 2 WiFi radios, 1X, EVDO, WCDMA and LTE, ethernet backhaul and wireless (meshing) backhaul, can be pole, wall or strand mounted, and accept AC/DC power inputs. […]

Future SON Tech: MIT Test Wireless Network Performance Optimization Using Sensor Hints

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Here is clear case of Extra Sensory Perception (ESP.) Researchers Lenin Ravindranath, Calvin Newport, Hari Balakrishnan and Samuel Madden at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory recently put together some prototype network improvements to the test over WiFi. The concept was to integrate local information, such as from sensors, to improve network performance. They used […]