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.
The rugged landscape of California’s Gold Country has been sought after for centuries, but its enchanting features have also obstructed 21st-century Internet access. Newly released technology is about to liberate these rural environs, as the nation’s first independently funded commercial-grade TV White Space (TVWS) broadband network is deployed in the area.
In many parts of the world, smartphone shipments account for a larger percentage of mobile handset shipments than feature phones and low-cost handsets. Yet within the smartphone class of devices, segmentation is increasing to three price tiers (low, mid, and high). Shipments of sub-US$250 low-cost smartphones will grow from 259 million in 2013 to 788 million in 2018, according to recent Market Data from market intelligence firm ABI Research.
CommScope has stripped the complexity out of integrating a distributed antenna system (DAS) into a macro wireless network by upgrading its ION® platform into a simple to use, plug-and-play solution. The new ION-U features integrated guidance and intelligence, enabling wireless network operators to design, plan, deploy and optimize a DAS more quickly and efficiently and at a lower total cost of ownership.
The spending on Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base stations will hit US$ 12.3 billion in 2013 as countries around the world join the high-speed club. Membership is not exclusive to the developed economies as emerging markets close the digital divide by aggressive network roll-out. Some of these emerging market LTE deployments are government-sponsored initiatives as in Rwanda while others are private ventures as in Sri Lanka.
In a major technology development for the mobile industry, Ooredoo has collaborated with CommScope to develop a new approach to building wireless networks, which will improve installation quality and on-going network performance and reduce deployment times, in an alliance that could have major benefits for operators around the world.