Communication devices for the public safety, utilities, transportation, military, and other “second responder” sectors are often characterized by images of clunky, large instruments that look like they require a master’s degree to operate. Yet these are the type of urgent communication systems that should be quick and easy to operate in order to protect and save lives.
Alcatel-Lucent is transforming the regional networks of VimpelCom Ltd. Group to support the introduction of the latest high-speed 3G mobile broadband entertainment and business services, and prepare for the future introduction of 4G LTE.
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.
Reverb Networks, a leading developer of intelligent Self-Optimizing Network (SON) solutions designed to provide mobile network operators with improved operational and spectral efficiencies, announced that it has received a patent award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for automated interference detection techniques using measurements from mobile devices, a key component of SON-based network optimization for UMTS and LTE wireless networks.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that deliver benchtop-instrument accuracy in field-test environments. Designed for harsh conditions and hard-to-reach locations, FieldFox analyzers cover satellite communications, microwave backhaul, military communications, radar systems and a wide range of additional applications.
Aeroflex Ltd. and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) announced that the Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between CMRI and Aeroflex for a co-operation covering both LTE and LTE-A technologies.
Aeris® Communications, the only cellular carrier built exclusively for machines, announced it has partnered with Novotech Technologies, a leading global distributor of wireless, machine-to-machine (M2M) products, services and solutions, to deliver M2M connectivity services. With this partnership, Novotech will begin distributing products connected by Aeris’ intelligent machine framework.
Researchers from Rice University unveiled a new multi-antenna technology that could help wireless providers keep pace with the voracious demands of data-hungry smartphones and tablets. The technology aims to dramatically increase network capacity by allowing cell towers to simultaneously beam signals to more than a dozen customers on the same frequency.