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Small cell chip update

Small cell chip update

Qualcomm got a lot of attention at Small Cells World Summit 2014 with its talk about “inside out” connectivity enabled by small cells. The mobile chip giant wants operators to consider super powerful indoor small cells as a way to connect entire neighborhoods. Indoor small cells can leverage Ethernet for backhaul, and do not face […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Infrastructure: Small Cells0 Comments

Winners: Nokia’s Silicon Valley Open Innovation Challenge

Nokia Networks recently announced the winners of its Silicon Valley Open Innovation Challenge, a contest designed to connect the infrastructure giant with new ideas and talent. David Letterman (yes), the company’s head of ecosystem development, is based in Silicon Valley and the contest was also based there this year. But many participants, including the winners, […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Apple ramps it up, Huawei charges ahead (RCR Mobile Minute)

Apple ramps it up, Huawei charges ahead (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute: The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. iPhone production expected to ramp up Apple is betting big on China Mobile’s network investment, reportedly ramping up iPhone production in anticipation of strong Chinese demand. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple wants between 70 million and 80 million new iPhones from its manufacturers […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Mobile Minute0 Comments

Nokia’s mobile edge computing reportedly in tests with Vodafone

Nokia Networks and IBM appear to have piqued Vodafone’s interest with their mobile edge computing platform, first announced at Mobile World Congress. The Wall Street Journal reports that Vodafone is testing the platform, with help from the Imperial College of London. The purpose of the mobile edge computing platform is to bring data center applications […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Little Cottonwood Canyon

HetNet News: DAS indoors and out

Crown Castle oDAS in Utah Utah’s Department of Transportation expects to be able to monitor weather and traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon, thanks to a new distributed antenna system it is installing with Crown Castle along Utah’s Route 210. Eleven antenna poles will be connected by 9 miles of underground fiber. The poles will house […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks, Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

Andrew Site Rise towertop

4×2 MIMO shows significant promise across commercial LTE networks

Wireless carriers are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve network efficiency, including squeezing as much coverage and capacity out of their current spectrum positions. That quest has been helped with the recent move towards LTE, which with its all-IP-based core, allows operators to transmit greater amounts of data with lower overhead. Another arsenal […]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Infrastructure, Infrastructure: Site Equipment Solutions0 Comments

Mobile Minute

T-Mobile US chooses ‘pay-as-you-go’ fiber (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute: The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. “Pay-as-you-go” has worked well for T-Mobile US when it comes to its service offerings for customers, and the carrier says it’s choosing that same strategy when it comes to mobile backhaul. While some carriers are using “dark fiber” (fiber that is in the ground but […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Mobile Minute0 Comments

Ericsson

Infrastructure News: Ericsson’s Q2, Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile video lab

The shift from coverage to capacity in North America helped Ericsson to increase both revenues and margins during the second quarter. Second quarter sales were $8 billion, down 1% from the year-ago quarter, but up 15% from the first quarter. North American revenues were up 24% quarter-on-quarter. Ericsson’s operating income was $580 million, and Ericsson’s […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Netflix Verizon problem

Verizon takes more heat from Netflix

Netflix is appealing to the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate paid prioritization of Internet traffic. In a 28-page filing submitted this week, the on-demand video provider argues that the FCC’s current stance on net neutrality is at odds with the concept of an open Internet. The filing, which comes near the end of the agency’s […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure1 Comment

AT&T Car in a tree

AT&T cell site of the future hits a speed bump

AT&T’s second quarter slowdown in spending hit some contractors hard, but the carrier itself has also felt the pain. Sources tell RCR Wireless News that AT&T has had to cut jobs, delay site builds and pay vendors for incomplete work. They say that one contributor to the slowdown has been major cost overruns related to […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, jobs1 Comment

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