Alcatel-Lucent’s new site-certification program has identified 600,000 locations on billboards, cable lines, and street furniture in the U.S. and Europe as small-cell ready.
O3b and Kymeta are trying to build a self-steering non-mechanical satellite antenna using metamaterials. Such an antenna could make O3b’s satellite broadband links mobile, helping further it and Google’s goal of connecting billions of people.
AT&T EVP John Donovan claims Ma Bell has built a better network. AT&T may have been a year behind Verizon in LTE, but it was able to take advantage of newer technology and better network planning.
The seconds are ticking away for the remaining Boost and Nextel customers on Sprint’s iDEN network. This is no lackadaisical retirement. By the end of Sunday, the iDEN system will be one very dead network.
One of Google’s earliest investments O3b is set to launch its first satellites into space. The orbiting network targets the rural and remote areas of the world, making it a perfect complement to Project Loon.
WSJ reports Google has ambitions of connecting a billion new people to the internet using a combination of white space, satellite and aerial technologies. Given those technologies’ limitations, though, a billion is a stretch.
Google is launching yet another mysterious wireless experiment, this time using small cells at its HQ. Taking all of Google’s wireless projects together, a new kind of mobile architecture might be taking shape: the heterogenous network.
A private equity firm will pick up the optical business for an undisclosed amount, relieving NSN of one its last remaining ties to wireline networking. NSN’s focus on 4G appears to paying off. In the last year, it’s won key contracts and turned record profits.
Qualcomm has made another buy. This time in the emerging small cell market by purchasing Israeli chip company DesignArt. Qualcomm is clearly serious about expanding its chip prowess beyond devices — goring ever deeper into the cell network and the home.
The U.K.’s O2 has launched a 100-hotspot Wi-Fi network just in time for the Olympics, offering up its capacity to all takers gratis. But there’s something else under the hood of these Ruckus access points: a slot waiting for a future O2 small cell.