PCTEL Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office notified PCTEL that its patent application, which describes an invention that will protect antenna installations from vandalism, will issue as U.S. patent number 8,162,698 on April 24, 2012.
The CTIA MIMO Expert Forum brought together technologists from ETS-Lindgren, Agilent Technologies, Spirent Communications and EB (Elektrobit) to discuss the challenges of OTA testing. The “Top Ten” questions received from attendees at last year’s CTIA MIMO Expert Forum are answered below.
This white paper summarizes the technology options for supporting voice and short message service (SMS) in LTE, including circuit switched fallback (CSFB), SMS over SGs, and voice over LTE (VoLTE). It includes background information on the standardization process, and the commercial implications for the different options. The white paper also addresses test and measurement requirements resulting from the support of voice and SMS in LTE.
Madhusudhan Gurumurthy is a Senior Applications Specialist at Spirent Communications. He talked with Microwave Journal about beamforming and TD-LTE systems being deployed in China and across the globe.
Wireless equipment vendors performed well in the fourth quarter of 2011. While finishing strong in the last quarter of every calendar year is typical for vendors in this market, Huawei exceeded expectations and overcame Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to grab second place in the market. As usual, Ericsson was the market leader, with approximately US$3.5 billion in wireless network equipment sales during 4Q2011.
Sub10 Systems has appointed SideBand Systems Inc. as its first North American distributor and value-added reseller. The company will resell all Sub10 Systems’ point-to-point radio link products in the U.S. market.