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TE Connectivity and ip.access have teamed up to create what is claimed to be the world’s first all-digital integrated Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and small cell base station for WCDMA services.
The latest Rohde & Schwarz test solution for LTE is based on the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with new options and the R&S UPV audio analyzer. The R&S CMW500 emulates an LTE network and the R&S UPV assesses the voice transmission and voice quality of the LTE user equipment according to an objective set of test criteria.
Mobile communication impacts the daily lives of hundreds of millions, drives commerce and shapes economies. The 2012 Mobile World Congress has become an established global showcase for the industry and an important platform for the technology that is being developed today that will shape the future. Discover the major issues impacting the industry and the technology being developed to tackle them and move forward.
Alcatel-Lucent and Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) announced the deployment of a new 3G mobile broadband network in Ecuador. This will enable CNT to be the first in the country to offer its customers ‘converged’ services that can be accessed from both fixed and mobile devices and the network will also be ‘LTE and lightRadio™-ready’, another first for Ecuador.
Mobile device semiconductors were one of the few bright spots in a chipset market that stalled in 2011. Revenue from chipsets designed for mobile devices increased by more than 20 percent to $35 billion, while the total semiconductor market limped out of 2011 with just 2 percent year-on-year growth.
Global capital expenditure weakened in 4Q2011 for many mobile operators as they trimmed their budgets for the remainder of 2011. However confidence is returning in the first half of 2012 as operators start to switch over from LTE trial to commercial service in a number of markets. “Mobile capital expenditure is forecasted to grow 9% to US$111.1 billion in 2012, supported by renewed investment in radio access network (RAN) infrastructure and in-building wireless access,” says Jake Saunders, vice president of forecasting.
ABI Research has determined that the cellular handset market shipped 353.5 million handsets in Q1 2012 which represents a -3.8% YoY and -16.5% sequential drop in shipments. The smartphone market delivered 142 million shipments in Q1 for a 38% YoY gain and a -8.1% sequential decline. Apple’s 35.1 million shipments were supported by APAC while Samsung’s 83.4 million displaced Nokia from the top position that it has held for over a decade.
A new forecast published today indicates that multi-mode, multi-band handsets and MIMO will drive staggering growth in the number of RF components shipped for mobile devices. By 2017, annual sales of 3 billion mobile devices will drive almost 20 billion different bands and operating modes.
Polaris Wireless announced the introduction of Altus Mobile, the industry’s first mobile location surveillance application, providing accurate mass location of all mobile devices operating on a cellular network, on-demand location, subscriber device tracking, and geo-fence capabilities to field agents on their mobile devices. This advanced application is powered by Polaris Wireless Location Signatures™ advanced technology and is the latest feature of Altus, the intelligent surveillance application suite for law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide.
Amalfi® Semiconductor Inc., an emerging leader in cost effective, high performance power amplifier solutions for cellular handsets, today announced that its AM7808 CMOS high-power, highefficiency transmit module has been selected by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for multiple high-volume 2G handset platforms targeting emerging markets.
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