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AT&T, FirstNet to Build America’s First Nationwide Broadband Network Dedicated to First Responders

AT&T has been selected by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to build and manage the first broadband network dedicated to America’s police, firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS). The FirstNet network will cover all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, including rural communities and tribal lands in those states and territories.


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SAGE Millimeter Releases V-Band, Dual Polarized Antenna Horn Assembly

Dual Polarized Horn Antenna: SAR-5037531530-15-S1-DP

SAGE Millimeter has released a V-Band, dual polarized horn antenna assembly covering 50 to 75 GHz. The antenna features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation, enabling the antenna to separate a circular or elliptical polarized waveform into two linear, orthogonal waveforms. At the center frequency, the horn antenna has 15 dBi nominal gain and a typical half-power beamwidth of 28 degrees on the E-plane and 33 degrees on the H-plane.


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New Tech Brief: How Phase Noise Affects Radar and Communications Systems

Custom MMIC has published a free technical brief, “Addressing Your Phase Noise Challenges in Radar and Communication Systems,” illuminating key aspects of how phase noise impacts signal quality in radar and communication systems. The tech brief provides insight into product solutions that can be used in radar and communication systems that are phase noise constrained.


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Global LTE Connections Approach 2 Billion at Year-End 2016

4Q 2016: Nearly 300 Million LTE Subscriptions in North America

5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that LTE continued its impressive momentum in North America, Latin America and throughout the world according to data from Ovum for the fourth quarter of 2016. As of the end of 2016, global LTE connections reached 1.9 billion and surpassed 2 billion connections by February of 2017.


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50% of Global Population to Connect to a 4G Network by 2022

The mobile telecoms landscape is changing rapidly, with nationwide 4G deployments near completion in most markets across the world. But the race is far from over, with the first Gigabit LTE networks beginning to appear and offering blazingly fast connections to end users that can reach up to 1Gbps download speeds. ABI Research estimates that the two billion global 4G (LTE) subscribers in early 2017 will rise to exceed four billion during 2022. This means that more than one out of two people globally will be using an LTE network by 2022.


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