Huawei announced it has been selected by Infiniti Broadband as their partner to deliver end-to-end LTE network solutions in underserved top major markets, medium-sized cities and rural areas. Huawei will provide complete LTE-TDD (Long-Term Evolution Time-Division Duplex) solutions including radios, network power capabilities, routers, switches and customer premises equipment (CPE) for the new networks.
Infiniti Broadband, a provider of fixed wireless broadband services based out of Tulsa, Okla., will launch services throughout the United States and Caribbean in 2016. Huawei will be the sole networks provider for Infiniti Broadband.
Antenna provider Taoglas USA, Inc. has opened a new facility for its North American customers, the Taoglas IoTx Center. Located in San Diego, the new facility is four times the size of Taoglas’ original location and offers a fully equipped design and test location.
In addition to the site’s two CTIA calibrated anechoic chambers, the campus includes a custom antenna and RF cable assembly facility, expanded development and office space as well as a well-equipped, sound-proofed customer lounge area with workspaces and other features to accommodate customers while testing and product development are in process.
Taoglas will increase its San Diego staff by 50 percent this year and expects to double that in the next three years.
Nokia, in collaboration with Korean mobile operator KT, recently conducted a field trial of enhanced Machine Type Communications (eMTC), also known as LTE-M.
The trials were conducted on KT’s LTE network using Nokia’s Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, where eMTC utilized 1.4 MHz of the 20 MHz LTE system. The trial demonstrates the potential for eMTC to allow for coexistence with existing the LTE network, provide extended coverage and accommodate medium data-rate Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity use cases.
eMTC will be fully standardized in 3GPP’s Release 13.
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