5G Opportunities and Challenges for the Microwave Industry

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Given that 5G is still in its infancy, work also remains relative to channel modeling, radio architecture definition and chipset development before the first commercial systems will be deployed. However, there are certain trends and requirements already agreed upon and problems to be solved that will lead to final 5G systems. Let’s consider 5G access systems at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies. One of the major hurdles in implementing radio access at microwave frequencies is overcoming the unfavorable propagation characteristics.

Wireless Infrastructure Market View: Waiting for China to Come Back

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

KORE Acquires Wyless: Connectivity for IoT Takes Centre Stage

Beecham's Duke-Woolley provides comment on this week's announcement from KORE

KORE’s announcement today of its acquisition of Wyless has been a while in the making, but is hugely significant now it is here. The combined business will have considerably more direct M2M connections than most Mobile Network Operator (MNO) M2M business units worldwide and will be the largest independent M2M network provider worldwide, certainly in terms of revenue. Among other statistics, the combined company has more than 350 staff, a customer base of more than 3,000 B2B companies globally and over 6m direct M2M connections that are significantly revenue generating.

Hutchison Global Communications First to Deploy Infinera Across Hong Kong

The TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution is a leader in this emerging fronthaul market

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Sunnyvale, CA and Hong Kong, China

Mobinil becomes Orange in Egypt

Arrival of Orange brand set to boost company’s competitive position

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Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators today announces the launch of the Orange brand in Egypt. As of today, the Orange brand replaces the Mobinil brand. Egypt is the latest subsidiary of the Orange Group to adopt the Orange brand and is the Group’s largest operation in terms of customer numbers (33.4 million customers at the end of December 2015) and contributes over 27% of its revenues for the Middle East and Africa region.

CellTrust Launches Powerful SMS Platform for Businesses to Succeed in Mobile

Prime Message Platform Allows Brands to Instantly Reach & Communicate value with Customers

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CellTrust Corporation, a global leader in traceable and secure mobile communication and message aggregation, today announced the launch of Prime Message, a reliable SMS gateway platform that helps companies send text communications and mobile campaigns while helping to address industry guidelines, best practices and compliance. Prime Message is available to businesses interested in reaching vast audiences with mobile devices.

Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association Announces Spring 2016 Summit Agenda

The Fourth Annual Spring In-Building Wireless Summit to Take Place in New York in April

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New York, NY

The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS), an association of in-building wireless solution providers including Distributed Antenna System (DAS), Small Cell professionals, Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) solutions and end-users throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, announces the agenda for its Fourth Annual Spring In-Building Wireless Summit, with training and pre-event programs taking place on April 5 from 2 PM to 6 PM, and a full agenda and tabletop exhibits on April 6 from 8 AM to 8 PM at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

AT&T To Launch Three New Ways to Access & Stream DIRECTV

Video content available later this year

Later this year AT&T plans to launch the ability for you to access and stream DIRECTV video services over a wired or wireless Internet connection from any provider and from virtually any device – smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, streaming media hardware or PC.

ADVA Optical Networking Plays Key Role in 5G-XHaul Project

Consortium Aims to Revolutionize Fronthaul and Backhaul to Enable LTE-Advanced

Munich, Germany

Giesecke & Devrient supports Vodafone’s implementation of eSIM specification

eSIM will be a key component for the Internet of Things

Munich

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has delivered the embedded SIM (eSIM) management solution for Vodafone Group’s first implementation of the industry-agreed Remote SIM Provisioning specification.

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