Nokia Siemens Squeezes More Data From Spectrum
May 2, 2007, 12:41 PM by (staff)
Nokia Siemens has developed a new technology that will allow operators to squeeze more data in the same amount of spectrum should they upgrade their network using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. LTE is is the proposed successor to HSPA technology. Nokia Siemens' improvement to the standard allows the network to receive high-speed data transmissions from many phones at once in the same spectrum, emulating MIMO, but with only one antenna per phone. Using this Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) technology, Nokia Siemens achieved a 160 Mbps downlink with a simultaneous 108 Mbps uplink.
Sprint Flips On 3-Channel Carrier Aggregation for iPhones and Galaxies
Sprint gave some of its high-end smartphones a speed boost this week. The company added 3-channel carrier aggregation to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG V20 and G5.
T-Mobile Rolling Out LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it is beginning to upgrade its 4G network with LTE-U this spring. LTE-U allows LTE to operate on the unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band, which is typically reserved for WiFi.
Verizon Says 5G Trials Progressing Nicely
Verizon Wireless today provided a snapshot of its progress in testing 5G wireless technology. The company has performed trials both in the lab and real-world environments, including residential and commercial areas, with partners Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, and Qualcomm.
Verizon Claims Real-World Speed of 953 Mbps in LTE-LAA Trial
Verizon Wireless says it has attained peak download speeds as high as 953 Mbps in a field test conducted on Boca Raton, Fla. The test was completed with commercially available equipment from Ericsson and Qualcomm using Verizon's cell tower and backhaul.
Verizon Says LTE-Advanced Features On Deck for 2015
Verizon Wireless has a number of improvements to its LTE network planned for 2015 that will boost coverage, capacity, and speeds, according to Mike Haberman, vice president of network support for Verizon. First, Verizon will implement carrier aggregation, which pairs disparate spectrum bands so they act as one.
SDMA vs. CDMA vs. WCDMA/GSM: A whole new war!
Think of it this way...
GSM (GPRS) --> GSM (EDGE/EGPRS) --> UMTS --> UMTS/HSPA (HSDPA/HSUPA) --> LTE (SDMA) or LTE MIMO on GSM core
Oh, for the love of...