3G and 4G Wireless Technology
- July 08, 2010
There's a lot of talk among North American wireless carriers about 4G technologies -- namely, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and WiMax. But with the exception of Sprint Nextel Corp., the talk hasn't resulted in deployments yet.
- June 04, 2010
4G long-term evolution (LTE) is front and center in terms of telecom industry buzz, but finding out where the market stands is like playing a game of telephone. It's hard to figure out what's fact and what's fiction.
- May 27, 2010
Carriers have to consider the financial health of LTE vendors to ensure investment protection. A confluence of factors -- a worldwide recession, reduced carrier spending, and a young and volatile LTE market -- makes it difficult for carriers to ...
- April 15, 2010
In this Q&A, Ruckus Wireless talks about how carriers' deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots is maturing as smartphone Wi-Fi capabilities offer mobile network operators opportunities for 3G offload, helping them cope with bandwidth-hungry applications.
- April 08, 2010
The pressing need to offload 3G traffic from overloaded cell towers and backhaul networks has led carriers to incorporate both Wi-Fi hotspots and femtocells into their overall telecom network management programs.
- April 08, 2010
Mobile data consumption is forcing wireless carriers to move quickly with alternative approaches to telecom network management that they had once snubbed or leisurely shelved -- an overdue embrace that is pushing new business models for femtocell ...
- March 11, 2010
Sprint Nextel Corp. was the first nationwide carrier to launch 4G WiMax technology -- going live in Baltimore in late 2008. Iyad Tarazi, vice president of network development, talked to SearchTelecom about Sprint's 2010 plans for WiMax.
- February 11, 2010
Smartphone Wi-Fi capabilities may allow carriers to offload some mobile data traffic in public Wi-Fi hotspots as a temporary fix, not as a permanent solution to the surge in mobile broadband use.
- February 04, 2010
As wireless operators tap into the benefits of Long-Term Evolution (LTE), video delivery to mobile devices embodies the raison d'âtre for next-generation networking as well as its greatest challenge. But LTE is one part of the anatomy, which ...
- January 14, 2010
Wireless pricing models will probably change, but analysts say charging a premium for prioritized traffic won't turn around flat revenue from unlimited mobile broadband plans.
- December 17, 2009
New deep packet inspection (DPI) software for carrier networks promises a peek into users' individual sessions, marking each stop along the route from base station to application. With this new view, mobile carriers will be better positioned to ...
- December 01, 2009
The top 10 telecom industry predictions on business and technology issues from inCode include the death of the smartphone, the rise of the netbook, the challenges of cloud computing and trouble with ARPU and net neutrality.
- November 12, 2009
Standards for transporting data over Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology haven't rankled carriers, but defining a voice-over-LTE standard has been increasingly vital and problematic.
- November 12, 2009
Verizon Wireless and AT&T are two of six wireless operators from across the globe that gave their blessing for the IMS standard for LTE voice and Short Message Service (SMS) transport.
- October 22, 2009
When it comes to 3G and 4G wireless data networks,Verizon and AT&T are facing off over which operator has the best smartphone to handle mobile Internet access. Verizon's Droid smartphone -- a Motorola device -- is about to hit the market to take on ...