ip.access has shipped an LTE-only version of its new E-100 dual mode access point to five customers for laboratory and field trials. This is an important staging point in the process of moving towards full commercial deployments and represents the company’s first LTE product shipments.
Operators Polkomtel and Aero2 have chosen Ericsson to supply WCDMA and LTE infrastructure in Poland. The upgrades will allow for expanded WCDMA and LTE coverage in northern and western Poland to keep pace with rapid uptake of smartphones and increased demand for mobile broadband.
Huawei has been selected by Portuguese mobile operator Optimus to provide UMTS/LTE multi-frequency antennas for its LTE commercial network. The commercialization of Huawei's antennas in Portugal extends the current mobile network portfolio and will boost the overall prosperity of the European LTE market.
Cambridge Broadband Networks is working with O2to help backhaul the operator’s first public small cell Wi-Fi network in London. Traffic from the Wi-Fi network will be aggregated across the mesh and transferred to a number of VectaStar point-to-multipoint nodes, where it will be backhauled to a hub in central London.
Rohde & Schwarzhas integrated SwissQual, a leading provider of systems for measuring and assessing the quality of service (QoS) in wireless networks, into its group of companies. Through the acquisition Rohde & Schwarz will be in a position to better and more fully address the drive test market with a complete industry-leading technological offering.
Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced that it has successfully demonstrated wireless 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmissions over satellite backhaul at download speeds of over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of 786 Kbps, including video phone calls. The testing involved the combination of a Hughes satellite modem with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology and Lemko Corp.'s Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe).
NEC Corporation announced that Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, together with NEC Neva Communications Systems, a subsidiary of NEC Europe, is providing a new femtocell service in Siberia.
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.
Alcatel-Lucent has announced that the Smart-RF research project undertaken by a consortium of companies led by Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, achieved a major breakthrough for base station deployment. The group developed the technical foundation for a new reconfigurable radio frequency transmitter capable of supporting different wireless standards within a single radio frequency band.