L-3 and Lemko Corp. flew an ultra-light airborne 4G LTE SwarmNetwork for tactical air to ground broadband communications. The X5 aerial demonstration proved that the same high-speed data infrastructure available in fixed mounted or dismounted configurations on the ground can be further supported from the air. Lemko's solution surpasses traditional LTE coverage bubbles by the ODC SwarmNetwork providing an ad-hoc LTE network with roaming, hand-off and survivability between nodes.
Alcatel-Lucentand CNT deploy the first 4G LTE high-speed mobile broadband network in Ecuador, covering the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca, Machala and Loja, and most of the major cities in the country’s Pacific Coast and Southern area.
Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced a significant advancement in rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) SATCOM capabilities by successfully demonstrating data throughputs of up to 10 Mbps through rotor blades and over geostationary satellites to a remote HUB.
The R&S BBA150 broadband amplifier from Rohde & Schwarz is now also available with a frequency range from 2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz. The new frequency range is an addition to the already existing range from 0.8 GHz to 3.0 GHz. Thanks to their state-of-the-art design, the amplifiers, which have been optimized for high frequencies, deliver high output power, and are still compact and lightweight.
Narda Microwave-East, an L-3 Communications company, announced the expansion of its Phase Shifter product line. Responding to customer requests, the expanded line features new models in five distinct categories.
Thailand's bustling population of 67 million has reportedly reached a mobile penetration rate of more than 130 percent, according to recent government figures. In early 2013, Ericsson ConsumerLab studies have also shown that smartphone penetration in urban Thailand grew more than two-fold from 17 percent in 2012 to 36 percent in 2013.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced a new MMIC power amplifier for high power broadband applications.
Phase Matrix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of National Instruments, participated in the demonstration of the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope. The integrated microwave assembly designed by Phase Matrix for the demonstration is a broadband downconverter, which allows the successful acquisitioning and displaying of live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth.
KRYTAR Inc., a leader in the design and production of ultra- broadband microwave components and test equipment, announces a new directional coupler operating from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz frequency range offering superior low insertion loss, high directivity and tight coupling.
Worldwide broadband CPE device shipments totalled 144.9 million in 2012. Continuous growth in broadband adoption as well as upgrading to better quality services among existing broadband users will allow continuous growth in the broadband CPE market. ABI Research expects 149.4 million broadband CPE devices including modems, wired routers, and gateways will be shipped in 2013.