Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
SmarTone, Hong Kong's leading mobile operator, has announced the activation of its 4G LTE service. Thanks to Ericsson's efforts as sole end-to-end network supplier, the operator's users will enjoy even faster downloads and uploads when using mobile internet applications.
Operators Polkomtel and Aero2 have chosen Ericsson to supply WCDMA and LTE infrastructure in Poland. The upgrades will allow for expanded WCDMA and LTE coverage in northern and western Poland to keep pace with rapid uptake of smartphones and increased demand for mobile broadband.
According to Ericsson, 85 percent of the world's population will have internet coverage via 3G by 2017 and there will be close to nine billion mobile subscriptions, compared to six billion by the end of 2011.
The World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) has opened in Geneva, Switzerland, to review and revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.