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1K QAM vs. 4K QAM: Why it matters for Wi-Fi 7

4K QAM boosts the peak rates to increase throughput and capacity compared to Wi-Fi systems using 1K QAM modulation Beyond support for up to 30 Gbps throughput, 320-megahertz channels and multi-link capabilities, Wi-Fi 7, or 802.11be, will also have 4096-QAM (4K QAM), up from 1024-QAM...

Super QAM: Higher 5G throughput translates to reduced energy consumption

The leap to higher order modulation doesn’t require a 5G base station upgrade Sustainability is top of mind for governments, corporations, investors and individuals. Against this backdrop, the global Information and Communications Technology sector is uniquely poised to not only make itself more efficient and...

Wi-Fi 7 will require ‘new level of testing,’ forcing test equipment to evolve, says NI

Wi-Fi 7 will support 320-megahertz transmissions and 4096-QAM, requiring more advanced test equipment While consumers and enterprise decision makers continue to weigh the benefits of updating to Wi-Fi 6, the wireless industry is already preparing for the arrival of Wi-Fi 7, or 802.11be. Wi-Fi 7,...

Small cells, fiber and spectrum are key to 5G, AT&T exec says

AT&T gives a glimpse into 5G plans at Wells Fargo event; plans include a deeper dive on fiber, as well as a move to a real-estate-type tower model Scott Mair, senior vice president of technology planning and engineering for AT&T, this week discussed how the...

T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T unleash network enhancements with latest Samsung S8

Carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM, LTE-U, HPUE and 5G are just some of the support technologies claimed by T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. Samsung’s launch of its latest Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone models is sure to have an impact on the device...

Singtel launches nationwide 450 Mbps LTE service in Singapore

Telco demonstrated download speeds of 1 Gbps in live LTE network with Ericsson. Singapore telecommunications operator Singtel announced the nationwide deployment of LTE-Advanced services capable of supporting network speeds up to 450 megabits per second. The telco said the service is available to all...

Sprint 2017 plans include more 3CCA, small cells and 5G prep

Sprint CTO John Saw touted 2017 network plans to include expansion of 3CCA, HPUE into devices, small cells, 5G preparation, 256 QAM and more MIMO. Sprint appeared to show some new spark in 2016, including a continued push of its network transformation...

Sprint COO talks small cells, 256 QAM and VoLTE in Reddit AMA

Sprint chief operating officer says VoLTE is "on our roadmap" Günther Ottendorfer, Sprint COO of Technology and former COO of T-Mobile Austria, took to the Sprint sub-Reddit this week to participate in an "ask me anything" with brand devotees. Questions ranged from consumer-facing to network-related and...

Will the new iPhone support T-Mobile’s 400 Mbps?

T-Mobile is touting 400 Mbps download speeds for Samsung Galaxy users, but what about the new iPhone? T-Mobile's recent blog post about LTE speeds may offer a clue about what to expect from Apple's newest smartphone. On Tuesday T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the carrier's...

T-Mobile on Verizon: ‘Yawn. What’s next? LTE-BS?’

Last week Verizon Wireless made a big deal about its activation of two- and three-channel carrier aggregation in more than 450 markets. In response, T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray wrote a blog post essentially calling the Verizon Wireless play a marketing move. Ray wrote that...

MagnaCom WAM looking to replace QAM

New modulation scheme ups throughput MagnaCom, an Israeli digital communications firm, is looking to replace the long-standing quadrature amplitude modulation with its own wave amplitude modulation, designed to increase data throughput while decreasing power consumption. WAM is an all-digital modulation scheme that is backward compatible with...

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