Telecommunications

By Ade | news and predictions of the future of telecommunication technology

Emirates signs Inmarsat for 50Mbps Wi-Fi

Inmarsat and Thales will provide Emirates' new Boeing 777X aircraft with on-board satellite technology providing customers with speeds of up to …

DARPA Discovers "GPS-Like" undersea drone connectivity

Unmanned Systems<p>The Pentagon’s research entity and BAE Systems are working together to develop a next-generation undersea drone communications …

Google tests LTE phone calls on Project Fi

As nice as Google's Project Fi service is for the data-hungry crowd, it's not so hot for voice -- switching to Fi frequently means giving up pristine-sounding LTE voice calls with some of your friends. You might not have to make that sacrifice for much longer, thankfully. Google tells subscribers …

What is 5G? The layman's guide

Article Contents<p>1 First: some terms<br>• 2 What the heck actually is "5G"?<br>• 3 What 5G could look like<br>• 4 Yeah, but how fast would 5G be really?<br>• 5 So we're going …

Telecoms

ZTE Wins Global Mobile Award for Pre5G Massive MIMO at MWC 2016

SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZTE today won the Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough Award and Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology-The CTO’s …

Mobile

Facebook's AI maps will help bring the rest of the world online

Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is using AI to create high-resolution maps of 20 countries in order for it to understand how best it can deploy internet to the 10 percent of the world that isn’t connected.<p>As the technical side to Facebook’s Internet.org project, Connectivity Labs mostly work on things …

Maps

Ultra-fast 5G wireless will be 300% faster than Google Fiber — and it could be here by 2017

Cisco, Ericsson, and Intel are working on a new router to bring super speedy 5G wireless networking to homes and businesses.<p>The tech giants made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress taking place this week in Barcelona.<p>All of these tech companies are part of the Verizon 5G Technology Forum, …

Unbreakable: Mesh networks are in your smartphone's future

Two entrepreneurs think it's time for smartphones to start cooperating with each other by sharing network connections.<p>It's not that we're running out of mobile bandwidth. It's just that it's poorly distributed.<p>If you're in your home next to a Wi-Fi router, you might have a clean signal and access …

Wi-Fi

Lightbulb Could Be Wireless Router

A wireless connection using an LED bulb has been tested in an Estonian office. The technology achieved a 1Gbps transfer, though the theoretical …

Wi-Fi

DARPA’s RadioMap detects RF spectrum congestion

Today’s interconnected wireless world has created ever-more congested airwaves, making radio frequency (RF) management critical for the military’s …

Government Technology

The Future of Wireless

Most Influential Technology Blogs<p>By Jamie Madison<p>2017 was the year of ransomware. Ransomware has been around for years, but the victims were …

Innovation

'Wi-FM' uses FM radio signals to reduce interference, boost your Internet speeds

Contrary to popular belief, unstable Internet connection speeds are no mystery. Wireless networks in neighboring spaces, homes, or apartments can all …

Wi-Fi

Expect better, faster Bluetooth in 2016 thanks to IoT

Not only will Bluetooth Smart devices get a 4x range boost, they'll also work as a mesh network for the fast growing IoT market.<p>The Bluetooth Special …

Internet of Things

FCC looks to higher frequencies for 5G mobile

Frequencies once considered useless for most mobile services could start showing up on phones and other devices in a few years under a plan by the …

Telecoms

Terahertz breakthrough allows for ultrafast wireless communications - ExtremeTech

By on September 21, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A collaboration between US and …

LTE antennas: Narrow-beam antennas help with sectorization

LTE antennas are emerging as a key differentiator for mobile operators as they look for ways to get the most out of their 4G networks. Antennas for …

Engineers from Brown Develop Key Component for Terahertz Wireless

Engineers from Brown University have made progress on a key component for terahertz wireless: multiplexing and de-multiplexing a terahertz stream. …

Wireless

Google: We Don't Want To Be The World's ISP

Google says it will continue to make investments in networking and further projects like Loon and Titan, but it wants to work with the telcos …

Solving the Next Great Wi-Fi Challenge: Interference

<i>Radio-frequency interference is the carbon monoxide of the wireless world - invisible, tasteless, odorless, arriving without warning, and with the</i> …

Wi-Fi

OnHub Teardown

Google OnHub teardown on September 15, 2015.

Wi-Fi

Fujitsu Develops Automatic Channel-Assignment Technology That Quickly Resolves Wireless LAN Radio-Wave Interference

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed automatic channel-assignment technology that quickly reduces radio-wave interference, …

Wi-Fi

Killer Wireless-AC 1535 Review: The MU-MIMO Era Begins

The Killer 1535 Wi-Fi adapter was the first 2x2 MU-MIMO compatible adapter on the market when it launched earlier this year, and is only found in a …

Wi-Fi

HetNets and Ultra Dense Networks

When I did my 5G presentation back in Feb., I explained about Ultra Dense Networks (UDN) that will be a main feature of future traffic hotspots. I …

Wi-Fi

A Big Mesh: Military Tactics and the Future of Mobile Communications

<i>(Video screen shot of a US Army mountain patrol in Eastern Afghanistan, October, 2011)</i><p>Unalone and Unafraid<p>A few years ago in the Hindu-Kush …

S8HR: Standardization of New VoLTE Roaming Architecture

VoLTE is a very popular topic on this blog. A basic VoLTE document from Anritsu has over 40K views and my summary from last years LTE Voice summit …

Verizon

TDD-FDD Joint Carrier Aggregation deployed

As per Analysis Mason, of the 413 commercial LTE networks that have been launched worldwide by the end of 2Q 2015, FD-LTE accounts for 348 (or 84%) …

TDD

LTE vs TETRA for Critical Communications

Sometime back I was reading this interview between Martin Geddes and Peter Clemons on 'The Crisis in UK Critical Communications'. If you haven't read …

Telecoms

System Does Wi-Fi in Occupied TV Channels

Photo: Jeff Fitlow/Rice UniversityInternet providers have been hoping to get their hands on precious low frequency UHF channels unused by broadcast …

Wi-Fi