Industry Leaders Collaborate on GSM-over-Wi-Fi
Sep 2, 2004, 1:19 PM by (staff)
Fourteen leading wireless companies today announced Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), a new technology standard that provides access to GSM and GPRS mobile services over unlicensed spectrum technologies, including Bluetooth and 802.11 (Wi-Fi). The specification supports seamless roaming and handoffs between GSM and unlicensed wireless networks. The standard is backed by AT&T Wireless, Cingular, T-Mobile USA, Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Ericsson, Nortel, and Kineto Wireless, among others. Kineto also announced that its MoWLAN network and handset solutions are fully compliant with the new standard.
Qualcomm Says First MulteFire Connection a Success
Qualcomm today said it made the world's first over-the-air connection using MulteFire. MulteFire is a new, more advanced version of LTE that uses a technology called listen-before-talk (LBT) to operate on unlicensed spectrum.
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.
Google Wants Gov to Open Up Unlicensed Spectrum
Google is asking U.S. regulators to make huge swaths of wireless spectrum available for unlicensed use.
Qualcomm's Next Target Is Unlicensed LTE Over 5GHz
Qualcomm today announced its initial foray with LTE into the unlicensed 5GHz band, spectrum that is normally reserved for WiFi networks. Qualcomm believes LTE-U, or LTE in unlicensed spectrum, could help carriers fill in blank spots with small cells.
FCC Gives Verizon and Qualcomm Permission to Test LTE-U
The FCC is allowing Verizon and Qualcomm to move forward with limited tests of LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands generally reserved for WiFi. Specifically, the companies are being allowed to perform small-scale tests at two Verizon facilities, one in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the other in Raleigh, N.C.
Bye bye Verizon
"A mobile subscriber with a UMA-enabled, dual-mode handset moves within range of an unlicensed wireless network to which the handset is allowed to connect."
This is simply an alternative way to conect to a...
The CDG (CDMA Development Group) has been working on this for some time and carriers have announced...