The Future of Cell Towers

Could Advancements in Cellular Technology Make Cell Towers as We Know Them Obsolete?

With talk of a 5G mobile network slated to launch sometime in 2020, cellular carriers and consumers in the know are equally delighted: 5G will mean more than 10 times the current capacity of even the best 4G LTE. Still, with the announcement of this and other technological advancements, some are concerned about what the debut of new technology could mean for the cellular industry as we know it.

Emerson Network Power Joins Cradlepoint to Bring 4G/LTE to Critical Infrastructure

Avocent ACS6000 serial console server products will utilize Cradlepoint routers

 Columbus, OH

Acorn Technologies Licenses hellaPHYtm to Sequans Communications

Acorn’s hellaPHYtm family of IP cores for IoT to CAT 15 devices

La Jolla, CA

 Acorn Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor and telecom company, today announced that Sequans Communications,  a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide, has licensed the company’s hellaPHYtm for  LTE. Sequans Communications is considering hellaPHYtm for use in future products.

Tait redefining the boundaries of critical communications at IWCE

When the safety of your people is key, organizations want to be sure that their critical communications infrastructure is a cut above.

This year, at the 2016 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Tait communications will be showcasing the latest innovations that expand the boundaries of the critical communications industry.

Wireless Infrastructure Market View: Waiting for China to Come Back

Courtesy of The Microwave Journal

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Figure 1 Trend in base station shipments by region, normalized to 2011. 2015 shipments are estimated. Source: EJL Wireless.

The Future of IoT Connectivity

The Availability of Mobile Data Connectivity is Key

As the Internet of Things (IoT) matures, and begins to mean more than the oversimplified (and over-hyped) early examples, such as the much maligned connected fridge, it has become clear that mobile networks will be crucial for ensuring connectivity of devices. It’s beyond doubt that mobile data connectivity (3G/4G) will be key to this, until the arrival of 5G at least.

Ericsson signs patent deal with Apple, shares soar

Broad agreement covers the latest 4G-LTE technology, as well as 2G and 3G, looks toward 5G

Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson said it had signed a patent license deal with Apple Inc over technology that helps smartphones and tablets connect to mobile networks, sending its shares up much as 8 percent.

The deal ends a year-long dispute with Apple, one of the biggest legal battles in mobile technology and Ericson said it would pave the way for cooperation between the companies on future technologies.

Thailand's telecoms regulator extends 4G auction time

Regulator also plans to hold another auction for two 4G licenses of 900 MHz frequency on Dec. 15

Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's telecoms regulator on Wednesday has extended auction time for two licenses of fourth generation (4G) mobile spectrum after almost 10 hours of bidding that pushed up a combined prices to more than 49 billion baht ($1.37 billion).

Thailand's top mobile operators have bid aggressively to win licenses for bandwidth on the 1800 MHz frequency with base prices of 15.91 billion baht per license.

Ericsson profit misses forecasts, hit by China slowdown

Reinforces concerns that another major growth market had passed its peak

Reuters

STOCKHOLM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Slowing demand for new mobile networks in China pushed third quarter sales and profit for Sweden's Ericsson below forecasts and reinforced concerns that another major growth market had passed its peak.

Like-for-like sales at Ericsson, the world's biggest maker of mobile telecoms network equipment, dropped 9 percent in the third quarter, with declines in China and Europe.

The IoT Showdown and the Opportunity for 4G LTE

Before billions of connections can be realized, there is the question of how the devices will connect

It has been estimated that there will be no less than 50 billion connected devices online by 2020. Before the promise of billions of connected devices sharing information can be realized, there is the question of how, exactly, most of these devices will be connected. Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers and those supplying them are keenly interested in the answer since it will help determine how those solutions and their components are architected. Will specialized networks be built, or will an existing technology, such as Wi-Fi, LAN, satellite or cellular, fill the void?

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