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Feature Report: Testing the internet of things – making the IoT work

As more "things" from watches to sensors to vehicles are given connectivity, there are two fundamental goals: make sure the technology works as expected, and make sure it is secure. In different devices, the testing to ensure those two aspects can look very different. RCR...

Feature Report: Breaking down the 5G future

"5G" is one of the biggest buzz words in the mobile telecom space, but what exactly is 5G? With true 4G networks now just coming to market, and plenty of runway left in terms of LTE-based 4G development, what is 5G at this point...

Azimuth Webinar: How Do the Things Connect to the Internet in the Internet of Things (IoT)?

No matter what industry sector you operate in—health, insurance, safety, government, or consumer discretionary, etc.—it’s unlikely that the Internet of Things (IoT) hasn’t become your market’s latest must-have. A key part of IoT is how the things connect to the Internet. Since the answer...

Feature Report: The Future of Wi-Fi

With the advent of LTE-U and LAA, Wi-Fi may face radical change -- or will it? RCR looks at the status of the Wi-Fi ecosystem and its near-term future, from the latest standards work and increasing speeds to the use of Hotspot 2.0/Passpoint for...

Azimuth Systems Webinar: Ignore Device-Network Interaction and Risk your Customers!

Ever increasing network and device complexity has increased the impact of device-network interaction on the subscriber’s experience. Unfortunately, testing has not yet caught up and instead remains focused on device-specific or network-specific KPIs. Operators, infrastructure and device vendors may all profit from a new...

Azimuth benchmarks U.S. operators' network performance

Azimuth Systems compared the four national wireless operators' network performance based on device/network interactions, and it has released its results in a case study. The most pertinent information — which operator had which performance levels — was not released, but the findings nonetheless allow for some...

White Paper: Accelerate Device Excellence with Mobile Performance Testing

Can Field-To-Lab Get Even Closer To The Real World? Field-To-Lab has revolutionized mobile device testbeds, by enabling operators, device OEMs and other ecosystem participants to record field conditions on live networks and replay them in the lab.  As much as FTL has created operational efficiencies by approximating real-world conditions...

Advancements in Mobile Performance Testing From Lab to Field

Mobile network operators and their ecosystems are challenged with technology disruption at the network, service and device levels. How do they manage increased scope of testing without sacrificing time to market, customer satisfaction and budget? Join Azimuth to learn about methodologies and tools to advance real-world...

Bits & Bytes: Skorpios with Nokia Siemens; Clarity announcement; and more

Skorpios Technologies, an innovator in composite silicon photonic technology, announced it has entered into a strategic development agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks, expanding the business relationship between both companies. Together the companies will deliver optical networking solutions to communications customers.Neustar Inc., a provider of...

Partnerships: SingTel chooses JDSU for LTE trials; and more

JDSU said it has been chosen by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. to serve as its independent test consultant for SingTel Group's regional LTE trials in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. JDSU will define test cases and methodologies, and it will use its Signaling Analyzer...

Partnerships: NII chooses SmartTrust; Azimuth supplies test equipment to DT; and more

NII Holdings Inc., which operates under the Nextel brand in Latin America, has selected SmartTrust to provide advanced OMA Device Management and Firmware Over the Air capabilities for NII’s 3G network. SmartTrust’s SmartProvisioning system allows operators to manage delivery of new applications when subscribers...

Alliances: WiSpry, DoCoMo team on filters; SmartTrust, Red Bend complete interoperability testing; and more

WiSpry Inc. said it signed an agreement with NTT DoCoMo Inc. to jointly develop tunable filters for mobile phone applications based on WiSpry's RF-MEMS technology. The agreement calls for both companies to cooperate and combine expertise to design and deveop new and enhanced tunable...

Alliances: NetMotion teams with Sierra; AT&T targets utilities; and more

NetMotion Wireless, which provides mobile productivity and management software, and Sierra Wireless (SWIR) announced a joint marketing agreement to deliver a solution that keeps mobile workers connected. The agreement formalizes an existing collaboration that has already produced solutions for a variety of public...

PCIA Products Roundup

4G Unwired 4G Unwired has introduced SkyView Microwave, microwave engineering software that provides the ability to design microwave and broadband networks in 3D directly in Google Earth with accurate and repeatable results. View line of sight worldwide from any angle, produce complete link...

Azimuth launches MIMO testing platform

ACTON, Mass-Azimuth Systems Inc. said it launched a multiple-input-multiple-output channel emulator for testing Wi-Fi equipment.The Azimuth Channel Emulator 400NB is a stand-alone testing platform the company said reproduces multi-path environments with channel correlation to test MIMO or single-input-single-output solutions, which allows Wi-Fi equipment vendors...

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MobiTVAndy Missan has joined MobiTV as vice president and general counsel. Missan will oversee legal affairs and general corporate matters at the company. Missan brings more than 17 years of legal experience to MobiTV, most recently as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary...

Wireless companies score new funding

Three wireless companies garnered new funding this week.Propagate Networks Inc., maker of AutoCell embedded cognitive radio software for maximizing wireless local area network performance, announced it has raised $8 million in Series C venture funding.Motorola Inc. participated in the funding, which brought total investments...

Wi-Fi Alliance announces 40 new members

MONTAIN VIEW, Calf.-The Wi-Fi Alliance said that 40 additional companies have joined the body from around the world. It also announced the first phase of the Wi-Fi Zone Global Brand to promote the availability of public access services around the world.Some of the members...

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Cellemetry L.L.C.Numerex Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Cellemetry L.L.C., will incorporate Ida Corp.'s Global Trakit Data Center in its Cellemetry network, enabling automatic vehicle location and remote asset management. According to Geoff Girdler, head of the Numerex wireless communication group, "This powerful tool for...

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Lucent TechnologiesLucent Technologies introduced Flexent Wireless IP Core Network Architecture, which it said will help wireless carriers deliver a range of voice and data services to customers. According to Lucent, the first phase of the architecture, the Lucent Softswitch Toll/Tandem Solution, lets carriers connect...

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Adicom WirelessAdicom Wireless announced Asymmetric Wireless Data Link, a new broadband wireless access product. AWDL, targeted at both U.S. and European markets, is designed to resolve major challenges wireless service providers face, including universal coverage in a cell and high cost of subscriber unit...

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PDA technologyBlue ImpactBlue Impact, a partner of CellPoint, introduced a combined GSM/global positioning system (GPS) module for the Handspring Visor called Tellmen. The Tellmen module is compatible with CellPoint's location platform and services, allowing the Visor to access all CellPoint location services offered by...

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EndwaveEndwave Corp. said its ultra-high performance WavShapr base station antenna is now available for local multipoint distribution services bands. The antenna incorporates characteristics from earlier versions form the 24 GHz and 38 GHz bands. The antennas include flat horizontal radiation pattern, rapid azimuth pattern...

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Mobile LifestreamsA Web site designed for the mobile communication professional was launched by Mobile Lifestreams Ltd. According to the company, the new site, www.mobile4mobile.com, was designed to cover the needs of those involved in the mobile communications industry. The site aggregates information about mobile...

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