Cree Inc. will be a first time exhibitor this year in the RF/Microwave Zone at CTIA 2013. The RF Zone, which is organized and managed by Microwave Journal, features approximately twenty RF component and communication IC manufacturers along with test equipment providers. Cree is a world’s leading manufacturer of GaN HEMT devices, which are ideally suited for a host of telecom applications in both macro-base stations and small cells. These devices are perfect for applications seeking to improve bandwidth, efficiency, frequency of operation, or for transmitters challenged to reduce size and weight.
Aeris® Communications, the only cellular carrier built exclusively for machines, announced it has partnered with SimplyHome, a leader in the assistive technology industry, to launch the most innovative home care solution for independent living – specifically tailored to serve aging and disabled populations nationwide.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced enhancements to its N5973A Interactive Functional Test Automation for Verizon Wireless Compliance Test Plans software, including new scripts to automate Verizon's IMS voice-over-IP compliance test plan.
Over the past six years the microwave market has had its peaks and valleys, with 2012 ending on the lower end of that range. Microwave radio’s main application is mobile backhaul, especially for traditional macro cells. If mobile operator spending weakens, so does the market. In 2012, the issue wasn’t so much the amount that mobile operators were spending but more where operators chose to spend those dollars. Macro-cell spending flattened out as operators focused on increasing data capacity with small cells. In addition to the focus on small cells, the sluggishness of the market can be attributed to a couple of factors.
Worldwide service revenue, year-on-year (YoY) for 4Q-2012 grew 2.8% to US$240.5 billion. From ABI Research’s investigations, the regional dynamic is varied. Western Europe and Africa’s mobile operator actually demonstrated a contraction in service revenue YoY of 8.2% and 6.9% respectively. Middle East, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific are still showing reasonably robust rates of growth of 7% to 11%.
At the CTIA 2013™ Mobile Marketplace in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 21-23, in Booth 4234, W. L. Gore & Associates will be debuting its latest venting and cabinet cooling products that enable the telecommunications industry to remain connected and protected.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced plans to release a new omnidirectional antenna specifically designed for broadband in-building distribution of modern wireless communication systems such as LTE, GSM, CDMA, PCS, 3G, WiFi, WLAN services in Q2 to the North American market.