NEC Portugal, a subsidiary of NEC Corp., has installed a microwave radio link between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, providing twenty 2 Mbps channels for GSM mobile communications and a minimum of 300 Mbps for IP data communications using the 4 GHz band with a modulation of 64QAM.
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Nanosatellite Program, or SNaP, will be a small satellite communications, or SATCOM, constellation. This will allow communication across great distances using existing UHF tactical radios.
The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium Committee named Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, as the outstanding educator of the year and honored him with the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wireless Communications.
Strategy Analytics defense research has just completed a comprehensive analysis of the military communications sector, looking at radios, communications satellites, VSAT terminals, datalinks, networks and other systems. Trends driving spending on the military communications sector will be underpinned by network-centric IP-based communications that will translate to spending on global military communications systems growing to over $35.3 billion in 2024, representing a CAGR of 3.4%.
GigOptix, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced high-speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, Cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks, today announced the booking of a $7.9 million order with a large aerospace and defense contractor to deliver ASIC products.
Alcatel-Lucent and Trilliant, a global leader in smart communications platforms, are to deploy an IP-based data network for the Washington Gas Light Company that will increase the efficiency and safety of gas distribution, and help strengthen service responsiveness for 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia in the United States.
Harris Corp. has been awarded a 10-year (5-year base, 5 option years) $3.9 billion ceiling, multi-award IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army for rifleman radios and associated services under the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit (HMS) program.