IEEE Approves 802.16m as IMT-Advanced
Following the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s late 2010 approval of WirelessMAN-Advanced 802.16m as IMT-Advanced, today the IEEE threw its weight behind the new standard, too. One of the core requirements of IMT-Advanced is extremely fast speeds. According to the IEEE, 802.16m WirelessMAN-Advanced delivers peak download speeds of 180Mbps using a 20MHz TDD channel while simultaneously supporting 2,500 VoIP users per cell site. IEEE 802.16m incorporates multi-user MIMO, multicarrier operation, and cooperative communications. It supports femto-cells, self-organizing networks, and relays. Organizations, such as the WiMax Forum, are adopting this standard for metro-area wireless broadband networks.
ITU Lays Groundwork for 5G Wireless Data
The International Telecommunications Union has agreed on the basic framework for defining what will eventually become the 5G wireless data specification. The ITU will use the name "IMT-2020" to refer to the roadmap, which, as the name implies, it hopes to have finalized by the year 2020.
Qualcomm's X12 Modem to Supercharge Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm today confirmed that its Snapdragon 820 processor will be equipped with the company's X12 LTE modem. The X12, announced in passing earlier this year, is Qualcomm's most advanced wireless radio module.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity, Adds WiGig to Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm announced that it has acquired Wilocity, a company that develops advanced Wi-Fi technology. Wilocity is among the first to adopt WiGig, which is 60GHz Wi-Fi based on the IEEE 802.11ad standard.
ITU Targets 20 Gbps for 5G Specification
The International Telecommunications Union today released a draft report for what might eventually become the 5G specification. IMT-2020 is the working name for the 5G standard and the ITU has laid out a basic framework it wants to see technology companies meet.
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I just look forward to the day when 1-3mb/s is considered the slowest, weakest speeds, rather than the kinds of speeds to be excited about, like most of us currentl...
Great News......If You Don't Live In The US.
If this happens, WiMAX2 will never come to fruition. We can say good-bye to WirelessMAN-Advanced in North America.