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AT&T's Project AirGig could be a wireless alternative to fiber

AT&T's Project AirGig could be a wireless alternative to fiber | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The project is still in its experimental phase, but AT&T says it's bursting with potential. AirGig's relay stations may sit on top of telephone poles, but it doesn't actually need to tap into the pole's power source -- it doesn't send signals over the lines either, opting instead to regenerate millimeter wave signals from station to station. Because the stations are designed with to use affordable plastic antennas and make use of existing infrastructure, it offers a potential way to bring high-speed connections to new areas without laying down new cable. Not only does that save a ton of money, it also means the new system could be deployed faster.
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While europeans break speed records with 1Tb/s on fiber, ATT looks into Wireless Gigabit for rural areas.
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A new wireless registry for 50 billion things

A new wireless registry for 50 billion things | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

When Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers, took the stage at CES in Vegas this year and announced that there was a difference between The Internet of Things (IOT) and the Internet of Everything (IOE), many cried “semantics.” But there is a difference and one that ripped across the US to the National Retailer Federation (NRF) Big Show at the Javits Centre in New York.

IOT, according to Chambers, is made up of billions of connected objects; however, IOE are the smart networks that are required to support all the data these objects generate and transmit. What will help move the IOT into the IOE and drive what Chambers predicts to be a $19 trillion in new revenue by 2020?

IOE requires a universal solution to tie the billions of sensor data into an intelligent device and system agnostic solution.

To our detriment, we are so focused on the idea of a hardware (IOT) solving all our problems that we neglected that simple insight that all these hardware solutions require a method of managing the people and service behind them.

The industry needs a wireless domain (DNS) naming solution that can provide profile, tools and privacy controls to enterprise and the consumer.

When I was invited to sit on a panel at the launch of the new wireless registry (www.wirelessregistry.com) at the NRF show and I realized that this registry could be the silver-bullet platform.

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Congrats @Patrick Parodi (aka @paparodi) for this initiative that is gaining deserved exposure and traction !

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New World Record in Wireless Data Transmission: 40Gbps Over The Air

New World Record in Wireless Data Transmission: 40Gbps Over The Air | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Academic experts at the Fraunhofer Institute and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has claimed to have set a new world record of the wireless data transmission this week (a week after Samsung’s supposed 5G breakthrough), where they have successfully transmitted 40 gigabits per second over a one kilometre (0.62 miles) wireless link – a speeds that would allow the download of a DVD in a single second. Interestingly, distances of over one kilometer have already been covered by using a long range demonstrator which the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology set up between two skyscrapers.

 

“Millilink” is the name given to this project and the technology has the same speed just like the fastest commercial fibre optic links, and could represent a major breakthrough for carrier backbones, broadband Internet access in rural areas, and ultra-fast last mile access for customers who haven’t had fibre rolled out in their area.

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EU project boosts mobile capacity tenfold to 1Gb/s per square km

EU project boosts mobile capacity tenfold to 1Gb/s per square km | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Alvarion demonstrates ultra-dense small cell platform to push towards gigabit networks at affordable cost

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T-Mobile's USA HSPA+ 42 smartphone users guzzle 1.3 GB per month - FierceWireless

T-Mobile's USA HSPA+ 42 smartphone users guzzle 1.3 GB per month - FierceWireless | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
T-Mobile USA subscribers with smartphones capable of accessing the carrier's HSPA+ 42 Mbps network consume an average of 1.3 GB per month. The figure is almost double the 760 MB per month that T-Mobile said its overall smartphone user base consumes, and it highlights the fact that users generally consume more mobile data if they have access to a faster network.

Click here for Ray's full presentation. (PDF)

According to Chetan Sharma Consulting, roughly 30 percent of all U.S. smartphone users download more than 1 GB of data per month.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray disclosed the carrier's figures during a presentation at the NGMN conference in San Francisco. Ray also said that video accounts for almost 50 percent of T-Mobile's overall HSPA network traffic.

Currently, T-Mobile offers an HSPA+42 network covering 184 million POPs in 185 markets, and its HSPA+21 network covers around 220 million POPs. The carrier advertises the network as "America's largest" that provides "4G" speeds. Indeed, independent tests have shown that T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 network offers download speeds of around 8 Mbps, similar to what Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) provides via its LTE network.

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Infinera and EBlink Deliver Next-Generation Fiber and Wireless Based Mobile Fronthaul Architecture to Orange

Infinera and EBlink Deliver Next-Generation Fiber and Wireless Based Mobile Fronthaul Architecture to Orange | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and EBlink, pioneer of wireless fronthaul technology, announced a partnership to deliver both fiber and wireless based solutions and to provide an end-to-end fronthaul architecture. In a live field trial with Orange, the Infinera TM-Series and EBlink's FrontLink™ solutions delivered mobile fronthaul networking services for Orange's 4G network in western France, interconnecting baseband units (BBU) and remote radio heads (RRH) from several of Orange's Radio Access Network (RAN) vendors.

In the live field trial, the combined Infinera TM-Series and EBlink FrontLink solution demonstrated on Orange's network how it can deliver a unique end-to-end performance combining fiber and wireless for mobile fronthaul for today's mobile infrastructure and for future advanced 4G and 5G mobile networks. Where fiber exists, the Infinera TM-Series delivers bandwidth using high capacity wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology. Where there is no fiber, EBlink's wireless fronthaul is complementary to the WDM fronthaul solution, enabling mobile operators to bridge the "very last mile" which can, in certain locations, be difficult to reach with fiber connections. In the live field trial, the combined solutions worked together seamlessly without disruption in the network.

Mobile fronthaul is a market opportunity that is emerging as mobile operators move to centralized and cloud-based radio access networks (C-RAN) and plan for deployment of high bandwidth 4G, 5G and small cell architectures.

"Mobile fronthaul is a challenging environment with tough requirements on latency and synchronisation for optical solutions," said Sten Nordell, CTO of Infinera's Metro Business Group. "As one of the few suppliers capable of achieving these requirements, we are very pleased to partner with EBlink and Orange to demonstrate that the combination of fiber and wireless is the right alchemy for mobile fronthaul."

"This partnership with Infinera reaffirms the relevance of our wireless fronthaul technologies and how complementary fiber and wireless can be," said Eric Sèle, deputy CEO of EBlink. "The deployment of the Infinera and EBlink solutions on Orange's network underscores the concept that wireless fronthaul picks up where fiber leaves off."

"Combining fiber and wireless is key to a successful mobile fronthaul implementation," said Philippe Chanclou at Orange Labs. "Infinera and EBlink have shown the feasibility of integration of mobile fronthaul with Orange RAN vendors and have demonstrated end-to-end performance, and we are pleased with the trial results," added Sebastien Randazzo, project leader of fronthaul trials at Orange France.

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Great achievement for eBlink, part of @bpifrance "Ambition Numérique" portfolio. Cloud RAN is coming...

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If Redstone's tech is real, we'll have cheap and ultrafast wireless Internet everywhere

If Redstone's tech is real, we'll have cheap and ultrafast wireless Internet everywhere | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Redstone's Chris Anderson claims his company has a "magical" wireless networking technology that can deliver wireless data at a rate of 250 megabits per second over long distances and at very low c...
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5G beware ?

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Google to Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets

Google to Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Google is deep into a multipronged effort to fund, build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, a move that could connect a billion or more new people to the Internet.
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Is Google becoming a Telco ?

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Get Ready For 'Super Wi-Fi' To Be A Big Thing In 2013

Get Ready For 'Super Wi-Fi' To Be A Big Thing In 2013 | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

By this time next year, thousands of people will be using a new longer-range kind of Wi-Fi commonly called "super Wi-Fi."


Super Wi-Fi isn't really Wi-Fi, a form of wireless networking which uses unlicensed spectrum. Instead, it's a new kind of wireless network running on unused or underused spectrum known as "white spaces." It's championed by the likes of Google and Microsoft.

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