Tag: lte

Qualcomm furthers aggressive LTE push with MuLTEfire OTA test

Qualcomm Technologies has delivered an over-the-air (OTA) connection via the MuLTEfire cellular network technology using listen-before-talk (LBT). MuLTEfire is a cellular technology developed by...

As Wi-Fi’s Popularity Grows, So Do Its Challenges

Last year was the first time that Wi-Fi carried more mobile traffic than cellular did, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data...

Wi-Fi Here and Now

I just returned from the well organized and well attended Wi-Fi Now conference in Washington DC. Topics at the three-day conference included enterprise applications,...

Cellular Needs LPWA to Compete with Wi-Fi

IoT Finally Gets What it Needs By some estimates, there will be more than 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices in use by 2020....

WiFi Alliance brings a complex dose of reality to LTE-U tests

Amid rising concerns over the impact on WiFi of the planned LTE expansion into unli-censed spectrum, the WiFi Alliance has published its first guidelines...

Qualcomm broadens its portfolio

As it gears up to announce its fourth quarter results,  Qualcomm has reason to be more confident than it has been for some time....

Implications of LTE in the 5 GHz Band

Back in December 2013, during a 3GPP Radio Access Network (RAN) plenary meeting, Ericsson and Qualcomm introduced LTE-Unlicensed, a scheme that puts LTE-Advanced signals...

WiFi Alliance aims to be 5 GHz gatekeeper of 5 GHz

When the WiFi Alliance said recently that it wanted to oversee a coexistence certification system for the emerging LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology, it provoked a...

Moral indignation to the fore in 5.00 GHz LTE use

There IS definitely a moral argument to be had around 5.0 GHz license free spectrum, but we’re not sure that Evolve, the coalition launched...

WiFi/3GPP relations thaw over LTE-LAA but not LTE-U

In a workshop in China this weekend, there appeared to be some thawing of the cold war between the WiFi community and those promoting...