Editor’s Notice: RCR Wi-fi Information goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the highest headlines from the previous. Fireplace up the time machine, placed on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and benefit from the reminiscences!
Dash Nextel names first 4 LTE markets
Dash Nextel’s LTE plans acquired some readability as CEO Dan Hesse introduced the primary 4 markets to obtain the provider’s new community providing scheduled to launch later this 12 months, with plans for 10 markets in its preliminary launch. Hesse, talking on the Citigroup Leisure, Media and Telecommunications Convention, mentioned that Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio would lead the provider’s LTE community rollout. The provider originally announced its LTE plans last October, noting it deliberate to start deploying the expertise utilizing the ten megahertz of G-Band, 1.9 GHz spectrum it controls and updating about 22,000 cell websites. The preliminary deployment will depend on a considerably restricted 5 megahertz by 5 megahertz channel plan (5×5) that’s roughly half the ten×10 spectrum plan Verizon Wi-fi is utilizing for its LTE service working within the 700 MHz band. Hesse additional clarified Dash Nextel’s spectrum plans noting that the provider wished to maneuver to a ten x 10 megahertz spectrum channel by 2014 utilizing a few of its 14 megahertz of contiguous spectrum it controls within the 800 MHz spectrum holdings it hopes to unencumber with the scrapping of its iDEN community. The carrier is also planning to make use of a few of that spectrum for its CDMA2000 1x-Superior service that it expects to supply higher protection and capability for its CDMA operations. The provider mentioned it anticipated to cowl about 176 million potential clients with a mixture of LTE and WiMAX providers by the top of this 12 months and 250 million pops coated by the top of 2013. … Read more
AT&T Mobility launches extra LTE markets
AT&T Mobility has expanded its LTE community to 11 new markets, pushing the community to 26 complete markets overlaying 74 million potential clients. The newly launched markets embrace: New York; Austin, Texas; Chapel Hill and Raleigh, N.C.; Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; and Phoenix. Shoppers are additionally to be warned that the “4G” advertising used for the LTE service is completely different than the “4G” advertising AT&T Mobility has been utilizing for its HSPA+-based offering, which whereas slower does have a a lot bigger footprint. AT&T Mobility originally launched LTE services in mid-September with 5 markets, and mentioned it expects its LTE community growth to be accomplished by 2013, although didn’t put a protection quantity to that growth. The provider had mentioned it might cowl about 250 million potential clients with its spectrum holdings previous to its failed attempt to acquire T-Mobile USA, a quantity that may rise to 97.3% of the U.S. inhabitants if the T-Cellular USA deal was authorized. Now, with out the T-Cellular USA spectrum, in addition to these belongings given as much as Deutsche Telekom as a part of the break-up price, AT&T Mobility’s LTE protection plans are a bit in flux. … Read more
Small cells anticipated to hit the massive time
A report from NPD In-Stat predicts that attributable to skyrocketing demand for cell information providers the sale of small cell units will hit $14 billion in retail worth by 2015. These units will embrace femtocells, picocells and microcells in areas the place “macrocells can be overkill,” the report says. “The potential that true cell broadband presents in private communications, commerce and social networking turns into a curse for cell operators,” mentioned NPD In-Stat senior analyst Chris Kissel. “Research point out that 75% of cell broadband connections are made indoors. Because of this cell operators have to make sure (high quality of service) for subscribers of their properties, at their jobs and at their leisure. Radio entry community units have to point out versatility. If regarded as small cells, RAN units can present entry to as few as 4 customers or as many as a thousand.” The research cited latest analysis that confirmed Japanese Europe will see $265 million in retail worth of femtocells by 2015; that roughly 30.7 million W-CDMA/HSPA residential femtocells will probably be shipped in 2015; that worldwide out of doors metropolitan picocell unit shipments will publish a compound annual development charge of 248% over the five-year forecast interval; and that in 2011 the worldwide worth of voice and information providers hosted by small cell units hit $3.2 billion. … Read more
Broadcom debuts first 802.11ac chips
Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM), a semiconductor options supplier for wired and wi-fi communications, launched its first household of 802.11ac (5G Wi-Fi) chips designed for a broad number of product segments. The brand new IEEE 802.11ac chips are 3 times sooner and as much as six instances extra power-efficient than equal 802.11n options, the corporate mentioned. In accordance with the corporate, 5G Wi-Fi is the next-generation Wi-Fi normal. “Primarily based on 802.11ac, 5G WiFi is a significant evolutionary step from the prevailing 802.11a/b/g/n networks. Broadcom’s 5G Wi-Fi dramatically improves the wi-fi vary within the dwelling, permitting customers to look at HD-quality video from extra units, in additional locations, concurrently,” the corporate mentioned. “The exponential development of digital media and wirelessly related units requires sooner and extra dependable methods to attach anytime, wherever. 5G Wi-Fi solves this media explosion problem. Broadcom’s huge footprint in client electronics units uniquely positions us to guide the transition to the subsequent era of Wi-Fi,” mentioned Michael Hurlston, senior vice chairman of Broadcom’s cell and wi-fi group. Broadcom additional mentioned that “the elevated velocity allows customers to obtain Net content material from a cell gadget sooner and rapidly synch giant recordsdata, reminiscent of movies, in a fraction of the time it could tackle an analogous 802.11n gadget. Since 5G Wi-Fi transfers the identical quantity of information at a a lot sooner charge, units enter low-power mode sooner, which leads to vital energy consumption benefits.” … Read more
China lays down web competitors guidelines
China’s Ministry of Trade and Data Know-how lately launched new laws overlaying aggressive practices within the nation’s booming Web trade, The Wall Road Journal has reported. The brand new guidelines are aimed toward regulating the Web data providers market and shield the rights of Web service suppliers in addition to of the customers, the ministry mentioned. “The foundations additionally goal to advertise wholesome improvement of the Web trade in accordance with ‘Telecommunications Rules,’ ‘Web Data Companies’ and different legal guidelines and administrative laws,” the ministry mentioned. “The brand new guidelines bar corporations from infringing on the ‘authorized rights and pursuits’ of different on-line service suppliers, reminiscent of by ‘maliciously’ interfering with providers from different corporations on a consumer’s gadget,” in accordance with the WSJ. Different guidelines prohibit maliciously blocking customers from accessing providers provided by different Web corporations, tricking customers into downloading software program, and suspension of providers with out good motive. … Read more
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