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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.
EM Solutions has won a tender with Tokyo-based partner Jepico Corp. to provide its Ka-Band Satellite on the Move (SOTM) platform to the Japanese Government’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). NICT is Japan’s national research institute for information and communications (http://www.nict.go.jp/en/index.html).
ABI Research expects the market for small cell microwave backhaul equipment to grow to over $6.4 billion in 2017, up from a forecast $1.5 billion for 2012 which represents a 35% compound annual growth rate.
Companies, governments, and industries are increasingly turning to RFID as they look to modernize their operations, becoming more efficient and enabling quicker, more convenient service. The traditional uses of RFID for the identification of animals, people, and within the automotive sector are continuing to grow and are projected to increase by $2.8 billion from 2012 to 2017. However, ABI Research’s new RFID Market Tracker found that modernizing RFID applications will grow twice as fast with annual revenues derived from these jumping by $4.5 billion in the same timeframe.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (Telecommunication Metrology Center), or CATR (TMC). The two organizations have agreed to work together on TD-LTE MIMO over-the-air (OTA) test research.
Mindspeed Technologies and China Mobile Research Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on multiple initiatives related to Nanocell research in China.
Two thirds of small cell base stations will be deployed in bands above 2.2 GHz by 2016, compared to fewer than 40 percent in 2013, according to the latest research report by Maravedis-Rethink entitled, "Transforming the Mobile Data Network: Operator Strategies for Profitable Small Cell Networks 2012-2016," based on a global survey of mobile operators.
Nanjing Ericsson Panda Communications Co. Ltd. (ENC) celebrated its 20th anniversary and inaugurated a new 11,700 m2 Research & Development Centre in Nanjing, China.
In monitoring the early progress of LTE, many industry insiders closely watch countries where mobile operators are aggressively deploying new networks, and offering commercial LTE devices and services. In South Korea, the United States, and Japan, the number of LTE subscribers surpassed that of WiMAX subscribers in 4Q11, 1Q12, and 2Q12, respectively. The findings are part of new market data from market intelligence firm ABI Research detailing the mobile broadband transition.
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