Nokia announced initial actions to reduce company personnel, part of a "synergy and transformation program" following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia is targeting €900 million of operating cost synergies to be achieved by the end of 2018.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, unveiled SkyLiTE™ 2.0, its next generation front-end solution powering LTE devices. This highly integrated platform provides smartphone manufacturers with a complete front-end system that meets today’s carrier aggregation (CA) design challenges.
Etisalat Misr and Huawei have completed the first live traffic application of the innovative microwave solution ‘Super Dual Band’ with throughput of more than 6 Gbps in mobile backhaul in the Alex region of Egypt.
Ericsson and Telefónica, a telecommunications operator headquartered in Madrid, demonstrated live, over-the-air delivery of LTE-U through Telefónica's network. The demonstration used an Ericsson indoor picocell (RBS 6402) with LTE-U software.
The evolution toward 4.5G and 5G will be imminently accompanied by substantial network densification and massive deployments of small cells. The trend will completely transform the backhaul market and create tremendous opportunities for wireless backhaul links. ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, forecasts that the market will deploy more than one million Sub-6 GHz licensed backhaul links by 2020.
Anritsu Co. introduces software packages for its all-in-one Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C that support LTE-Advanced UE Downlink (DL) 4x4 MIMO and Downlink Carrier Aggregation (DL CA) 5CCs. The new software packages further strengthen the test functionality of the MT8821C and help create a single-instrument solution that can speed time to market and lower test costs of LTE-Advanced chipsets, smartphones, tablets and M2M modules used in IoT applications.