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Developing appropriate pricing and differentiation strategies for 4G services will be a critical challenge for operators in Asia wanting to monetise investments in 4G as advanced mobile networks are rolled out across the region, according to a new report titled ‘The developed Asia–Pacific telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2011–2016’ from global telecoms and media specialists Analysys Mason (www.analysysmason.com).
New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) served as the host city for this years’ International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 from May 8th through the 10th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This was the first post-Katrina return to the city that had been home to several past CTIA events and New Orleans welcomed the industry back with open arms, smoking hot music and spectacular dining. The event this year was held almost 6 weeks later than previous years in order to put some distance between the largest dedicated mobile-industry gathering in North America and its European counterpart, Mobile World Congress. I’m pleased to report that NOLA has come roaring back and is ready, willing and able to continue its legacy in hospitality, especially for an event the size of this one.
Tower mounted amplifiers have now become a common addition to most macro base station systems. They increase overall system performance and are now easily mounted and monitored. Tower mounted amplifiers can provide significant BTS performance improvement for a moderate investment. Lance Wilson, research director, mobile networks, notes, “The use of tower mounted amplifiers in wireless infrastructure base station systems represents one of the most cost effective ways of improving overall system performance.”
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced availability of a complete solution for mobile devices designed to support Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™, based on the Wi-Fi Alliance® Wi-Fi Display Specification, enabling users to reliably display full high definition (HD) content from a mobile device onto a larger screen over a secure, low-latency, wireless network connection.
GigOptix, Inc., a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, announced that it will showcase its portfolio of wideband and E-band solutions at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) in Montreal, Canada on June 17-22, 2012.
Aviat Networks Inc., a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance as an active sponsor along with a community of leading operators and manufacturers in the mobile industry. The company will also be showcasing its latest LTE proven products at the NGMN Industry Conference, which will be held June 13-15, in San Francisco, California.
Global revenue for carrier Wi-Fi access points and controllers will reach $2.2 billion in 2017 to reach a level equivalent to almost one-half of the traditional enterprise or consumer/SoHo Wi-Fi segments in the same period.
Rogers Corp.s High Performance Foams Division has introduced a new problem-solving material for handheld mobile devices — Condux Plus™ electrically conductive foam. Even in the most complex, compact handheld electronic designs, Condux Plus materials feature excellent electrical conductivity, consistent mechanical properties, and outstanding electromagnetic (EM) shielding capabilities, allowing them to serve as reliable grounding pads for handheld devices in need of enhanced conductivity and shielding performance.
LTE TDD has gained wide ecosystem acceptance and backing from leading infrastructure and device vendors. Ovum expects that 25 percent of all LTE connections will include LTE TDD by 2016.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. has launched a breakthrough front-end system that integrates all RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna for simplified design within demanding next generation mobile platforms.
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