ITU Approves IMT-Advanced Standards
The International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunication Assembly has officially ratified the next-generation of wireless networking technologies during its meeting in Geneva. Two standards — LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced — have both qualified as IMT-Advanced technologies. According to the ITU, "IMT-Advanced will use radio-frequency spectrum much more efficiently, making higher data transfers possible on lesser bandwidth." The ITU said that LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced will be capable of speeds that are up to 500 times faster than today's 3G technology. LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced will succeed current technologies, such as LTE and WiMax.
Jun 18, 2019
Facebook today announced Libra, a new digital currency that aims to combine the best features of other cryptocurrencies in order to be more consumer-friendly. The currency will be administered by the Libra Association, a new non-for-profit based in Geneva.
Dec 15, 2017
Apple recently improved the selection of indoor airport maps in Apple Maps with an expansion to 30 new structures. Apple worked with each individual airport and the associated airlines in order to provide the most accurate data possible, including directions to gates, details about food courts and other amenities, and the ability to jump between floors/levels.
Apr 1, 2020
T-Mobile has officially completed its merger with Sprint. For the moment, the merger has little effect on customers, but "Sprint" lives only as a brand of T-Mobile, not a separate company.
Jun 14, 2018
The 3GPP today ratified another piece of the 5G specification, termed the Standalone 5G New Radio, or SA 5G NR. This spec is for 5G networks that are developed on their own, apart from legacy or pre-existing networks.
Dec 20, 2017
The 3GPP today ratified the first 5G specification, officially termed Non-Standalone 5G New Radio, or NSA 5G NR. The ratification took place at the 3GPP's RAN#78 meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, and capped off months of conferences to push the spec through before year's end.
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