The notion that Wi-Fi is somehow a second-class citizen because it's the "offload" for cellular operators? Well, that just doesn't hold water any longer. If given a choice, most consumers already choose Wi-Fi first and cellular second.
Ericsson said wireless backhaul is as effective as fibre in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) small cells used in heterogeneous networks (hetnets) in licensed spectrum up to 30 GHz.
Researchers around the world are experimenting with light rather than radio waves to transmit high-speed data, and now researchers at Dartmouth College are developing what they believe are the first "smart spaces" that separate shadows from light in real time.
When Carnival Corporation set out a couple years ago to update communications for its fleet of more than 100 ships, it talked to companies like Google, which is making strides with its Project Loon. The Loon project is designed to use balloons launched into the stratospheric for providing Internet access on Earth.
During Nokia Capital Markets Day 2014 in London, CEO and President Rajeev Suri identified small cells as one of the areas where Nokia Networks will continue to expand and invest.
Carriers often learn about Internet of Things opportunities late in the procurement process. Why? Because connectivity and connectivity management is relatively low on the list of important technology and business considerations when an enterprise is considering an IoT deployment.
Mike Murphy, chief technology officer for Nokia Networks' business in North America, recently talked with FierceWirelessTech Editor Monica Alleven about how he sees "5G" networks developing and being showcased, the role of Wi-Fi in carriers' networks, small cells and the disruptive nature of the open cloud environment. Hot Seat
Nokia expects sales and profits in its core Networks business to continue to grow. The company is also anticipating higher sales from its mapping and patent licensing units.
The U.S. Department of Justice is operating a program that sends out airplanes with equipment that mimics cell towers in an effort to track criminals and fugitives, but that also winds up scooping up identifying data about innocent Americans, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Nokia increased its 2015 operating profit goals for its Networks business, as it detailed a company-wide growth strategy and reaffirmed its commitment to restart dividend payments in the long term.