CTIA by the numbers: backhaul, OSS/BSS, mobile payments

The news coming out of the CTIA Wireless show this week stretches across every part of the wireless industry.  From backhaul to mobile payments, there is always something happening in the booths and conference rooms at CTIA.  Provided below is a glimpse into some of the news and information coming out of the show in the form of numbers.


Copper vs. Fiber

DragonWave 2048 QAM Radios can transport up to 37% more data

DragonWave Inc., a supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, on Tuesday at CTIA Wireless announced the availability of higher modulation modes of up to 2048 Quadrature amplitude modulation(QAM)  on its Horizon packet microwave products. This higher modulation allows the radios to transport up to 37% more data through existing microwave channels, which improves spectral efficiency and, correspondingly, lowers operators' cost per bit.

Actelis showcases its Ethernet Access Device at CTIA

Actelis, a global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, showcased its Ethernet Access Device (EAD) at International CTIA Wireless in New Orleans this week. The device is designed to address the growing mobile backhaul challenge faced by wireless service providers.

Telit, Cardionet use M2M to help monitor cardiac arrhythmias

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless technology, on Tuesday announced its CC864-DUAL cellular module will connect the next generation Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) from CardioNet, Inc., a provider of wireless medical technology with a current focus on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias.

CTIA: Should M2M skip 3G and go right to 4G?

The question of 2G in M2M has taken an interesting turn at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans.  It seems that people are no longer concentrating solely on how long 2G will be around for M2M, but instead turning their attention to the 3G network.

AT&T plans to launch home automation services

On Monday at CTIA Wireless, AT&T announced plans for a new portfolio of all-digital, IP-based home security monitoring and automation services.  Called AT&T Digital Life, the services will give users control and security of their homes using any web-enabled device, PCs, tablets and smartphones, regardless of wireless carrier, says AT&T.

CTIA: Global M2M deployments becoming a reality

On Wednesday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, M2M Zone held a session to discuss global M2M deployments becoming a reality.  Moderated by Robin Duke-Woolley, founder and CEO of Beecham Research, the four panelists discussed the challenges and solutions that accompany the deployment of M2M products on a global scale.

Cinterion connects up to 32 4G devices with plug-in M2M router

On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, Cinterion, a global provider of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services, announced that its PHS8 module has been integrated into a 4G M2M router produced by BrightSKY, a health product specialist.

Everyday benefits of M2M technology

M2M technology is commonly thought of in terms of savings.  For example, smart grids can save electricity, telehealth can save lives, asset tracking can save products; and of course all of these can save money.  Even though it is agreed that M2M technology can save people many things in different ways, M2M is also a technology that can fill in gaps and provide convenience in everyday interactions.

RACO Wireless, OnAsset Intelligence launch international asset tracking SIM

RACO Wireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) provider, on Tuesday announced that OnAsset Intelligence, a service provider of remote monitoring and freight intelligence, has deployed its asset tracking service internationally using the embedded multi-mode international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) SIM developed by RACO Wireless in collaboration with mobile security solution provider