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Verizon Bullish About mmWave FWA

Announces LA as second of initial 3 to 5 cities

In separate events this week, Verizon remained bullish about the millimeter wave spectrum for fixed wireless access services and announced Los Angeles as one of the initial cities where it will be deployed this year.

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Tektronix, IEMN Demonstrate 100 Gb/s Wireless Transmissions Using New IEEE 802.15.3d Standard

Demonstration Uses a Single Carrier Wireless Link in the 300 GHz Band to Achieve 100 Gb/s Data Rate

Tektronix, Inc. and IEMN, a major French research laboratory, demonstrated a single carrier wireless link traveling at a 100 Gb/s data rate. This demonstration uses advanced data coding, THz photonics and wideband and linear devices to enable ultra fast wireless connections in the 252 - 325 GHz band per the recently published IEEE 802.15.3d standard.

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CommScope Upgrades Microwave Antenna Portfolio

CommScope is making the most comprehensive upgrade to its microwave antenna portfolio in decades. The leader in microwave antennas is overhauling its entire long haul antenna portfolio to significantly improve the coverage, capacity and cost-effectiveness of wireless backhaul for all applications.

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Skyworks Reports Solid Q2, Also Hurt By ZTE Ban

For the fiscal second quarter, Skyworks reported that revenue grew 7 percent year-pver-year (Y/Y) to $913 million, non-GAAP gross margin increased 30 basis points (Y/Y) to 50.7 percent and earnings per share (EPS) grew 13 percent Y/Y to $1.64. The company also disclosed the ban on exporting products to ZTE represents a $25 million to $30 million reduction in annual revenue, mostly from mobile phone products.

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NYU WIRELESS Joins Consortium Aiming for 6G

While 5G wireless technologies and protocols are still in development, researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are reaching even further into the future as partners in ComSenTer, a newly formed hub for advanced wireless and sensing research founded by a consortium of industrial participants and DARPA.

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Peraso, IgniteNet Drive Fixed Wireless Market

Peraso Technologies Inc. is pleased to strengthen their partnership with IgniteNet to revolutionize the fixed wireless marketplace. With Peraso's advanced X710 WiGig phased array chipset, designed specifically for the wireless infrastructure market, IgniteNet continues to offer first-to-market, super high performance base stations and CPEs that enable ISPs to deliver multi-gigabit connectivity both quickly and cost-effectively.

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Micro Harmonics Introduces 58-64 GHz Circulator, Extends Isolators to 325 GHz

Micro Harmonics, a small business specializing in ferrite-based millimeter wave components, announced the availability of its initial circulator product, the YC148, covering 58 to 64 GHz. The company is also extending its line of Faraday rotation isolators from WR12 (60 to 90 GHz) to WR3.4 (220 to 325 GHz). Prototypes of WR5.1, WR4.3 and WR3.4 designs are being evaluated and will be released by summer.

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