The push toward 5G is an ideal opportunity to reconsider the role of fixed networks, and how they should also be reengineered and operated in conjunction with the mobile networks. There is no reason why compelling network-architecture concepts and technologies including network-slicing, cloud, Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking should be bounded by the pre-existing demarcation between fixed and mobile networks.
Google supports the idea of the FCC authorizing resources for the study of broadband delivered from high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), which are 20 to 50 kilometers above ground.
Positive train control (PTC) technology has been the focus of attention--and finger pointing--ever since the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers.
Targeting public safety and the energy industry, Nokia Networks is launching a compact, rapidly deployable LTE network in a box with macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time communication services.
A little more than half of Sprint's rural LTE roaming partners have launched LTE service, according to a Sprint spokeswoman, though it is unclear exactly which ones have done so.
ORLANDO, Fla.--A group of panelists at the Genband Perspectives 15 conference said the best way vendors can help service providers take advantage of network functions virtualization (NFV) is to provide an open and collaborative environment.
Count Gogo as one of those involved in efforts to get ultra-thin satellite antenna solutions to market. "A small, high-capacity antenna for satellite for business aviation jets or regional jets is the holy grail," said Norman Smagley, executive vice president and CFO at in-flight Wi-Fi service provider Gogo during the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies have completed tests using LTE CAT11, achieving a downlink peak data rate of up to 600 Mbit/s by aggregating three component carriers--3CC carrier aggregation--with 256QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).
For modern wireless networks, fiber is a key component of making networks reliable and fast by connecting cell towers back to core networks. But which companies are the largest providers of fiber in the United States? Special report
Sprint is interested in participating in next year's planned incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum but does not feel absolutely compelled to take part, according to CFO Joe Euteneuer. That's because of the improvements Sprint is seeing by deploying its 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum for LTE and the addition of Wi-Fi calling.