Qualcomm Acquires Small Cell Maker DesignArt
Qualcomm today announced that it has acquired DesignArt Networks, a manufacturer of system-on-chip (SoC) and related software products that can be used in small indoor and outdoor base stations. According to Qualcomm, DesignArt's products can help network operators extend the reach of their networks with its wireless backhaul products. Qualcomm will fold DesignArt's backhaul solutions into its existing portfolio of small cell base station, Wi-Fi, and ethernet businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DesignArts is based in Israel.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
Qualcomm Debuts 5G NR Small Cell for Carriers
Qualcomm today announced the FSM100xx, a 5G NR product designed for small cells and remote radio heads. Qualcomm says the FSM100xx builds on its existing Qualcomm FSM Platform for 3G and 4G small cells.
FTC Accuses Qualcomm of Anticompetitive Behavior
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against Qualcomm, alleging the chip-maker uses its market position to monopolize the sale of cell phone baseband processors.
Qualcomm to Add WPA3 to Mobile Devices This Summer
Qualcomm this week laid out its plan to adopt the latest wifi security protocol in future products. The company said it will apply the Wifi Alliance's Wifi Protected Access (WPA3) across its portfolio of mobile and networking products starting this summer.
Xiaomi Licenses Qualcomm's 3G/4G Tech
Qualcomm today said it signed a patent licensing agreement with Xiaomi, which will use Qualcomm's 3G and 4G wireless technology in future mobile devices. Qualcomm said it has agreed to royalties that are inline with the terms set by China's National Reform and Development Commission.