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LTE-capable networks will continue to mushroom around the globe through 2018. In particular, frequency-division duplex (FDD) networks will see their population coverage expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent between 2012 and 2018 to hit 57 percent. Time-division duplex (TDD) networks will gain ground at a more rapid rate of 43 percent during this period but will only reach 52 percent population coverage due to fewer licensed markets currently.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced groundbreaking RF switching technology that is enabling early adopters to implement carrier aggregation solutions. Carrier aggregation allows mobile service providers to combine spectrum and increase data rate throughput by utilizing two or more bands simultaneously instead of the single band method used currently, thereby giving consumers an enriched data experience regardless of location.
Anritsu Co. announces its MS2720T Spectrum Master™ handheld spectrum analyzer with option 709 has been self-certified to comply with the National Radio Systems Committee requirements for conducting AM and FM measurements.
X-COM Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies Group, introduced the IQC5000A Series RF Spectrum Capture and Playback System, the smallest, lightest, best-performing system available for the capture and playback of RF and microwave signals over short or long time spans for mission-critical applications.
ALMA’s department of engineering head and joint ALMA Observatory project manager, Michael Thorburn and Dr. David Tennenhouse, corporate vice president of technology policy for Microsoft, will present closing ceremony keynotes on Thursday, June 6 at the 2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Seattle.
Carlson Wireless announces the launch of the first TV white space (TVWS) trial in South Africa. Led by Google, the trial will test TVWS wireless broadband in ten schools across the Cape Town area. Carlson, the project’s equipment vendor, Google and other project partners will attempt to show that broadband can be offered over white spaces without interfering with licensed spectrum holders.
Anritsu Co. introduces the MA2700A InterferenceHunter handheld direction finding system that enhances interference mapping and simplifies locating interference sources in wireless networks. Designed for use with Anritsu’s BTS Master™, Cell Master™, Site Master™ and Spectrum Master™ handheld analyzers, the MA2700A InterferenceHunter can be used by field engineers and technicians during deployment, installation, and maintenance of wireless networks. It is ideally suited for use in spectrum clearing and interference mitigation.
Anite, a global leader in wireless testing technology, announced that, by working in close collaboration with leading chipset manufacturers, it has achieved peak data rates with commercial devices for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation.
Anritsu Co. introduces the MS2027C and MS2037C, two new members of its VNA Master handheld vector network analyzer series that bring the inherent advantages of VNA Master to 15 GHz frequency applications.
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