Apple currently dominates the smartwatch market segment, but a rumored Google-developed Android Wear smartwatch could change the game.
Flying drones might sound like a fun hobby, but some RF engineers are making it part of their job, going so far as to envision flying COWs, or cells on wings, to provide LTE coverage at concerts or during emergencies.
AT&T had indicated it would be an aggressive participant in the FirstNet bidding process, and CFO and Senior Executive Vice President John Stephens made it official Thursday during the company's second-quarter earnings call, saying AT&T has submitted a bid for the FirstNet business.
Even executives at Qualcomm, which is trying to drive 5G as fast as it can, may need to adjust their expectations due to the speed at which the industry is moving to the next generation of wireless.
Tele2 agreed a multi-market core network upgrade deal with Nokia covering the rollout of the vendor's cloud packet core system, in a move Nokia said will boost the Sweden-based operator's LTE capabilities and pave the way for deploying 5G technology.
Mobile markets around the world are on the cusp of a major transition as carriers progress toward 5G and as proprietary network providers gain traction in the burgeoning IoT. Meanwhile, LTE penetration in the U.S. hit 78 percent last year, according to OpenSignal, and it's substantially higher in markets such as Japan and South Korea.
Given all the talk and momentum around 5G, it's easy to forget that LTE and LTE-Advanced still have a long life ahead. Operators in the United States, like AT&T, have long stressed the importance of seeing 5G through the standards process before anybody gets too gung-ho about the prospects for full-blown commercial 5G networks.
A1, the domestic telecoms unit of Telekom Austria, unveiled plans to combine fixed and mobile technology in a new "hybrid" service that allows the provision of home broadband services at speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) doesn't seem to have lasted very long when you consider the prominence of news regarding the next generation of technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G.
Nokia announced it completed the first commercial deployment of FDD-TDD carrier aggregation (CA) in Russia after a launch on MTS' LTE network in Moscow.