LTE-capable networks will continue to mushroom around the globe through 2018. In particular, frequency-division duplex (FDD) networks will see their population coverage expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent between 2012 and 2018 to hit 57 percent. Time-division duplex (TDD) networks will gain ground at a more rapid rate of 43 percent during this period but will only reach 52 percent population coverage due to fewer licensed markets currently.
Azimuth Systems Inc. and JDSU, two leaders in communications test and measurement products for the telecommunications industry, formally announced a collaboration to answer the mobile industry’s call for more efficient, effective and end-to-end test solutions.
The industry-accepted testing paradigm is under stress to accommodate an explosion of new test cases without corresponding increases in budget or time to market. At CTIA 2013, Azimuth unveiled solutions for a new testing paradigm.
The use of Wi-Fi functionality in small-cell base stations will be a game changer for cellphone service providers, easing heavily congested data pipes while linking together billions of devices into a single network architecture, according to the IHS iSuppli Mobile & Wireless Communications Service at information and analytics provider IHS.
Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsat’s new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will deliver reliable, affordable and high-capacity data transmission that Intelsat customers can tailor to their needs.
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.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced enhancements to its N5973A Interactive Functional Test Automation for Verizon Wireless Compliance Test Plans software, including new scripts to automate Verizon's IMS voice-over-IP compliance test plan.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced availability of the industry’s highest-isolation SPDT RF switch for the wireless infrastructure market. The UltraCMOS® based PE42420 RF switch has high isolation of 64 dB @ 4 GHz — an approximately 20% increase over competing devices on the market.* Additionally, the switch features HaRP™ technology enhancements to deliver high linearity, with an IIP3 of 65 dBm.
Anritsu Co. announces its MD8475A Signaling Testing, MG3710A Vector Signal Generator, and PIM Master MW82119A have been nominated for the 2013 CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards, which celebrate and promote the most innovative wireless products and services in the consumer, enterprise, application, and network technology segments.