LightSquared Says It Has Another GPS Antenna Fix
LightSquared today announced that it has developed a new antenna in cooperation with PCTEL that can be retrofitted onto high-precision GPS equipment and used to alleviate interference concerns with LightSquared's planned Long Term Evolution 4G network. LightSquared has announced similar antenna solutions with Javad GNSS and Patron America. LightSquared believes it is the GPS industry's responsibility to bear the cost of retrofitting their equipment, as LightSquared alleges that the GPS industry is improperly using its own spectrum and is the underlying cause for the interference issues. LightSquared is awaiting a final decision from the Federal Communications Commission on whether or not it can operate its planned nationwide LTE network, pending a resolution to the interference concerns.
Qualcomm Says First MulteFire Connection a Success
Oct 17, 2016
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.
AT&T Wants LTE-U Opponents to Agree to Play Fair
Nov 12, 2015
Joan Marsh, AT&T's vice president of federal and regulatory affairs, today prosed that the FCC use existing rules to help organizations on opposite sides of the LTE-U debate find some middle ground. LTE-U is the use of LTE services over unlicensed spectrum, or WiFi frequencies.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
T-Mobile Rolling Out LTE-U
Feb 22, 2017
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.
Apple Says iOS 11.3 to Add Battery Tool, More Animoji, Better AR
Jan 24, 2018
Apple today previewed iOS 11.3, a system update that will give iPhone owners with a significant number of new tools and features. First up, iOS 11.3 provides iPhone users with more control over their handset's battery performance.