Shentel and AT&T in FDD LTE Massive MIMO Commercial Trials with Blue Danube Systems

'Industry First'demonstrates 20X increase in dynamic throughput for enhanced video user experience

Santa Clara, Calif. – February 16, 2017 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions that significantly and cost-effectively increase network capacity, today announced that it has completed first commercial trials of its Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system in licensed FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) LTE spectrum. These trials were conducted using Blue Danube's BeamCraft™ 500 active antenna product for advanced 3D beamforming, which is capable of delivering a record 160W of transmit power for a Massive MIMO system.

Operators to miss $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

XCellAir™ research reveals lost OPEX saving and revenue opportunity from paid-for managed Wi-Fi in the home

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider or a third party. Furthermore, they would be willing to pay on average $34 per year for such managed services.

Spirent Delivers 802.11ac Wave 2 WLAN Testing Capability on Spirent TestCenter

First Multi-Vendor Wave 2 Public Hotspot Evaluation completed in China Telecom’s STTRI Lab

Spirent Communications Plc,an industry leader in test and measurement, today announced the availability of the Spirent TestCenter® WLAN 802.11ac Wave 2 test module. Combined with Spirent’s world’s first 2.5G/5G BASE-T Ethernet products, it is the highest performing and the most realistic 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation testing tool available on the market today.

Carrier Study Finds Global LTE Roaming Availability Doubles in Two Years

Next generation data roaming now available across nearly 75% of the globe

Brussels – Belgium – More than 140 countries now offer LTE roaming services, allowing subscribers to take advantage of high quality data services as they travel, according to annual research by BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services. The number of operators offering these services has also seen dramatic growth, increasing by over 150% in the same period.

MultiTech Introduces Access Point for Indoor, High-Density LoRa-WAN Networks

Provides Deep in-Building Connectivity and Improved Service for Operators and Enterprise

Mounds View, MN – January 24, 2017 – Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced the availability of MultiConnect® Conduit™ AP access point for LoRa® technology. The new cost-optimized gateway connects thousands of IoT assets to the cloud utilizing the power of LoRaWAN™, a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification deployed for wireless battery operated Things in  regional, national and global networks.

XCellAir launches Home Wi-Fi Advisor for ISPs to assess consumer Wi-Fi needs

Calculates optimum configuration to ensure ISPs and MSOs provide reliable performance and coverage

San Diego, - XCellAirTM, the expert in Wi-Fi Quality of Experience (QoE), today announces the availability of its Whole Home Wi-Fi Advisor. The free tool, available on XCellAir's website, demonstrates how internet service providers (ISPs) and multi-system operators (MSOs) can engage residential customers in creating a customised Wi-Fi service. It calculates the optimum Wi-Fi service configuration to ensure ISPs and MSOs provide reliable Wi-Fi performance and coverage to customers in every room of the home.

Leti to Demonstrate New Multicarrier Waveform for 5G Networks

Multiservice Transmission Field Trials at 3.5 GHz TDD Band with 40MHz Bandwidth

GRENOBLE, France – Jan. 10, 2017 – Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it will deploy a 5G framework on the MINATEC campus in Grenoble to demonstrate a new post-OFDM (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing) multicarrier waveform.

Leti recently was granted a six-month license from Arcep, France's telecommunications regulatory agency, to run a field trial with multiservice transmission at 3.5 GHz TDD band with 40MHz bandwidth. 3.5GHz might be the first carrier frequency that will be released for 5G.

VeEX Notification - VeEX® Announces New WiFi Air Expert Module for its MTTplus Modular Test Platform

Upload and download traffic test evaluates network performance under traffic load and measures QoE parameters

Fremont, Calif., January 9, 2017 – VeEX Inc., a global leader in Telecom, CATV, Fiber, Transport and Broadband Access, today announced the launch of its MTTplus-900 Air Expert Module.

CES 2017 Demos First Product to Implement Full ITU-T G.hn Spec with MIMO Support

Anticipating Sharp Growth of 4K OTT adoption, HomeGrid Forum showcases newly certified G.hn chips

CES 2017,  Many G.hn product breakthroughs, some of which have been certified in the last 12 months as part of a greatly successful year for the technology, are on showcase today at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. HomeGrid Forum and its Accredited Test House (ATH), Allion Labs, recently announced they have successfully certified 19 Gigabit-capable products to date, and the number is set to grow at an even faster rate in 2017 because of its future-proof and versatile characteristics. 
 
Marvell’s latest 88LX5152 chip will be exhibited at the show.

Semtech Launches LoRa IoT Picocell for Homes and Small Businesses

Extends network coverage to hard-to-reach indoor areas enabling scalability

CAMARILLO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the availability of its new LoRa multi-band picocell reference design for a variety of indoor applications. Leading consumer and enterprise equipment manufacturers are currently testing the LoRa picocell reference design, using Semtech's new SX1308 picocell gateway IC coupled with a SX1255 or SX1257 LoRa® RF transceiver, and are expected to help bring low cost LoRaWAN networks to market for consumers and private enterprises.

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