Based on a combination of Macro Cells and various Small Cell technologies, HetNets have gained relevance and importance, more than ever before, from the MNO's perspective for offering the mobile broadband capacities in their networks. Given this ground reality, MNOs today need have a clear vision and direction on their strategies for establishing these HetNet solutions in their networks.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative global mobile network operators, manufacturers and research institutes involved with 5G development and deployment.
Semtech Corporation a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that its LoRa® wireless RF technology will be featured in a new low power, wide area network (LPWAN) deployed by regional telecom carrier Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West (NTT West) in the Kansai area of Japan to field test a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as smart metering and agriculture, system monitoring of networks and equipment, asset and people tracking, and environmental warning systems.
Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite Internet Service Provider (ISP), has welcomed the decision by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to revise its connectivity program - now retitled the Better Broadband scheme - meaning that all properties with inadequate internet speeds can be set up for connection to its services at a heavily subsidised rate.
Orange announced today that it has completed the acquisition, through its Orange Business Services entity, of Log’in Consultants, a specialist in desktop virtualization integration services and subsidiary of the Log’in International group. Founded in 2002, Log’in Consultants consists of three entities located in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, which offer VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) consultancy and infrastructure management services to companies of all sizes.
Aqua Comms Limited, a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, and CenturyLink, Inc. announced today that CenturyLink has activated two 100 Gigabit waves of high capacity connectivity between New York and London on Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system.
Sonus Networks, Inc a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, announced today key enhancements to its Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe). With these updates, Sonus’ industry-leading SBC SWe allows service providers to break free from proprietary hardware and accelerate real-time communications in public and private Clouds.
Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of a new wireless broadband roadmap, aka "Spectrum Frontiers, which designates 11 GHz of licensed high-speed spectrum for LTE and 5G infrastructure, and which set rules use of 7GHz of unlicensed airwaves. Even as debates continue over the definition and standard of what is 5G, the FCC has stepped up to the plate and shown it is ready to work with industry to meet grand new goals the entire ICT ecosystem has come to expect from the next era of LTE and broadband wireless.
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5G — To support the development of 5G in the U.S., the FCC allocated almost 11 GHz of licensed and unlicensed spectrum above 24 GHz. The commission is also asking for comments on allocating an additional 18 GHz, including E-Band.
Verizon released a 5G radio specification that defines guidelines for testing and validating technical components. Read it here.
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