News

ViaSat Unveils Fastest Home Satellite Internet Service in the U.S. with the New Exede WiFi Modem and a 25 Mbps Plan

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, unveiled the Exede® WiFi Modem offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps. No other U.S. satellite internet provider can offer speeds this fast for at-home use.

Overcoming Border Security Challenges with Wireless Communications

Monday, November 16, 2015

by Yossie Segal

Our nation's borders are often characterized by long distance coverage of changing border conditions and challenges, from open borders to sealed borders, secured and unsecured perimeters, inhabited and uninhabited areas, hostile environments and ever changing terrain. They also require constant manpower. Commanding such vast distances and challenges depends, among other things, on reliable and resilient line of communications built to withstand situations that arise along the borders.

Google's Internet Balloon Project Takes Flight

Sunday, November 15, 2015

by Dan Jones

Google's 4G LTE "Project Loon" balloon scheme is going into orbit above Indonesia to test to see if the search giant can provide Internet connectivity from the skies for one of the most underserved countries in the world.

Next big thing in wearables?

Friday, November 13, 2015

by Erik Wicklund

Forget the wristband and watch – those mHealth wearables are so yesterday. Today's entrepreneurs have moved on to some even more interesting items, like necklaces, rings, pacifiers, and even soap.

Hong Kong, Huawei demo FDD-TDD 4.5G netword

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mobile operators in Hong Kong include HKT, Three, China Mobile and SmarTone. Earlier this year, HKT and Huawei demonstrated the world's first IP-RAN based 3CC CA with a single-user peak rate of 450Mbps. 3 Hong Kong and Huawei on Wednesday announced they achieved a 1 Gbps peak connection speed on a hybrid FDD/TDD network in a demonstration of what Huawei calls "4.5G" technology.

The new wave in wireless communication

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

While cat videos, memes and the various other clips and images shared via the Internet provide endless hours of viewing pleasure, they are creating a stress on conventional wireless networks. They produce a huge demand for wireless capacity that cannot be satisfied simply with increases to the existing spectrum.

5G Insights and Trends

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Center for Wireless Communications’ research review, held on Oct. 30, 2015, at UC San Diego, aimed to ignite conversation around industry insights and trends as well as the opportunities and challenges inherent to the CWC’s future work in wireless initiatives,  while also considering the future impact of Mobile Health and IoT.

Inside the Keysight 5G channel sounding system

Saturday, October 31, 2015

by: Larry Desjardin

Frequent readers of the Test Cafe blog know that I’ve added a recent focus on 5G characterization and test systems.  Why? It’s simple. Test Cafe discusses instrument architectures, particularly modular instrument architectures, and 5G presents a key opportunity for modular instrumentation.

Mobile Health, the at-home clinic

Friday, October 30, 2015

Mobile technology adoption -- from mobile applications to wearable devices -- has been growing exponentially in the healthcare ecosystem in recent years.. Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Wireless Communications aim to leverage technology that already exists within the wireless ecosystem to deepen the remote doctor/patient interaction. With wireless infrastructure already in place globally, the hope is to identify, treat, and manage disease in every country with the aid of the at-home clinic, by way of the smartphone. 

ITU Assembly endorses IMT process for timely development of 5G mobile systems

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Radiocommunication Assembly today endorsed a Resolution that establishes the roadmap for the development of 5G mobile and the term that will apply to it: “IMT-2020”. The overall “Vision” for 5G systems, along with the goals, process and timeline for its development, is now in place.

The detailed technical performance requirements for the radio systems to support 5G will be developed, in close collaboration with industry and national and regional standards organizations, following the stringent timelines defined by ITU.

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