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NEC Corp. has signed a global framework contract with Norway’ Telenor for the supply of its compact iPASOLINK microwave communications system.
Public venue small cells are an emerging class of small cell equipment, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of 67 percent to $3.1 billion in 2018. The public venue small cell category is a subset of the existing enterprise small cell segment, and will represent 50 percent of the segment by 2018.
In 2012 a major milestone has been reached for the Wi-Fi market: over 5 billion Wi-Fi enabled devices have been shipped in the technologies lifetime. Recent explosive growth has been largely driven by the smartphone and laptop markets but future success will be dependent on Wi-Fi penetration into newer markets such as connected home and automotive devices.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced that Transit Wireless has selected RFS products to support the architecture of its distributed antenna system (DAS) for the New York City subway system. RFS products that will be used in the project include HYBRIFLEX conduit cable, transmission line cabling with low smoke, and zero-halogen jackets and jumpers.
Innovative product development firm Cambridge Consultants is making the future of smart technology a reality with its ability to make everyday products digitally intelligent. The company’s latest design concept is the world’s first wireless automatic gear-changing bicycle. This bicycle of the future – controlled by smartphone technology – is the latest example of how Cambridge Consultants is using its expertise in wireless technology to showcase the next stage of product evolution in the smart-tech era.
Pulse Electronics Corp., a leading provider of electronic components, introduces a new line of Shadow low profile transit (SLPT) NMO and direct mount antennas to support public safety, WLAN, smart grid/smart metering, 3G, and 4G applications including long term evolution (LTE). These high-performance, rugged, IP-67 rated antennas are provided in a slim, low profile radome of only 2.5" to 3" (63.5 to 76.2 mm) tall with a 1.5" (38.1 mm) diameter base and high gains of 4 to 5.6 dBi.
Ericsson has helped MTN South Africa to launch a commercial LTE network which will be rolled out across the country.