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May 18, 2022

I attended the Qualcomm 5G Summit in San Diego on 9-11 May 2022. These are the key points that I took away and some insights gained. Trends on which Qualcomm Is Basing its 5G Strategy Qualcomm is building on its traditional product strengths, working with its ecosystem partners to provide adva ...

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April 28, 2022

Let’s face it. 5G xHaul transport can be complex. In addition to the traditional backhaul, there is fronthaul and new midhaul that also have complex planning requirements: latency, timing, and synchronization have stricter limits for 5G compared to 3G/4G, the new requirement of network slicing ...

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Jan. 31, 2022

In my January 4th blog Warnings about 5G in C-Band, Hype or Reality?  I examined the public record concerning how the cellular carriers were about to turn up new #5G services on the spectrum C-Band that risk interfering with the operation of radio altimeters of airplanes. As the mobile net ...

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Jan. 4, 2022

As is so often the case, several of the recent articles about 5G, such as the NPR article https://www.npr.org/2021/12/21/1066240779/boeing-airbus-5g-wireless-delay-aircraft-safety-concerns, only tell one side of the story, that of the aviation industry. The article reports that, according to Re ...

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May 28, 2021

The carrier routing and switching market saw a year-over-year recovery, growing 17%. Driving this growth is backhauling and core routing upgrades. Use cases, such Open RAN, are giving a new set of vendors a strong entry point into the mobile market. The cell site router market continues to grow ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Mobile World Congress this year was nearly all about 5G. You had to look but yes, there were other things on tap besides 5G. There are many ways to do MWC but for me, it is a chance to get a reality check on the state of technology development and operators’ strategies, which do not ... ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

These two shows in June in Austin, Texas, were collocated with the Light Reading Big Communications Event for which I am disappointed to say I didn’t even get inside the door. Lots of attendees complained of the overlapping agendas. Many speakers appeared to be going from one event to another for th ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

I recently attended the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas conference in San Francisco. The first CTIA/GSMA conference was successful in terms of news and announcements of value and presented excellent insights on many issues related to mobility. The following is a synopsis of key items: 1. ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Today, congestion plagues low-frequency below 6GHz spectrum bands, which, consequently, not only makes it very difficult to add more capacity but also limits the number of antennas used (no more than two or three antennas). ...