Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced groundbreaking RF switching technology that is enabling early adopters to implement carrier aggregation solutions. Carrier aggregation allows mobile service providers to combine spectrum and increase data rate throughput by utilizing two or more bands simultaneously instead of the single band method used currently, thereby giving consumers an enriched data experience regardless of location.
Aeris® Communications, the only cellular carrier built exclusively for machines, announced it has partnered with SimplyHome, a leader in the assistive technology industry, to launch the most innovative home care solution for independent living – specifically tailored to serve aging and disabled populations nationwide.
Worldwide service revenue, year-on-year (YoY) for 4Q-2012 grew 2.8% to US$240.5 billion. From ABI Research’s investigations, the regional dynamic is varied. Western Europe and Africa’s mobile operator actually demonstrated a contraction in service revenue YoY of 8.2% and 6.9% respectively. Middle East, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific are still showing reasonably robust rates of growth of 7% to 11%.
Anite, a global leader in wireless testing technology, announced that, by working in close collaboration with leading chipset manufacturers, it has achieved peak data rates with commercial devices for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation.
Azimuth Systems Inc., a provider of automated, real-world mobile performance test solutions, announced new capabilities for the ACE™channel emulation portfolio that directly address LTE-Advanced test requirements.
Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for wireless commercialization and research, and Anritsu Electronics Ltd., a leader in wireless test solutions, announce they have formed a partnership expected to lower the costs and increase the availability of long term evolution (LTE) development and testing in Canada for small and medium enterprise (SME) level businesses, device manufacturers, and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO).