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Unlicensed bands used to meet mobile data demand

Mobile operators could soon be using unlicensed radio spectrum as a way of dealing with over-capacity on their licensed and expensive networks. Usage of unlicensed frequency bands is effectively free to operators. Hence the attraction. There were a number of demonstrations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week…

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Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Mobile World Congress The annual Mobile World Congress highlights the latest trends in mobile technology and services. It runs from 2 – 5 March in Barcelona, this year, and is organised by the GSMA (GSM Association). The congress brings together mobile operators, equipment vendors as well as industry figures, and Electronics…

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MWC: Intel and Qualcomm want 60GHz spectrum for 3Gbit/s Wi-Fi

First multi-gigabit Wi-Fi home hubs based on chipsets from Qualcomm and Intel will be introduced before the end of the year. Both chip firms were showing working silicon and demonstrating reference systems for the 802.ad 3Gbit/s Wi-Fi standard at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this…

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MWC: Supercomputer used to analyse 5G bandwidth data in real-time

Nvidia is working with IDT and Orange Silicon Valley on a supercomputing platform that can analyse 4G to 5G basestation bandwidth data in real-time. The supercomputer consists of clusters of Nvidis Tegra K1 mobile processors connected using IDT’s RapidIO interconnect and timing chips. Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics…

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Qorvo targets RF chips at China 4G LTE

Qorvo says its latest radio front-end chipsets for 4G LTE have been selected for reference designs, with volume production commencing in the third quarter of 2015. Qorvo is the mobile wireless chip supplier which was formed from the merger of RFMD and TriQuint. The RF Flex multi-band PA…

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MWC: Danish firm shows low cost eye-tracking at MWC 2015

Eye tracking software that will run on Android smartphones was demonstrated by Denmark-based firm Eye Tribe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. Eye Tracking SDK for Android opens the possibility of integrating affordable eye tracking into mobile devices. According to Anders Bo Pedersen of the Eye Tribe…

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MWC: ARM CEO calls for mobile network re-think

ARM CEO Simon Segars told delegates at Mobile World Congress today that mobile network infrastructure needs to dramatically change if global markets are going to realise the true potential universal broadband communications. “Mobile infrastructure is now seen as an enabler for economic growth around the world, but without investment and…

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MWC: Tackling LTE-A HetNets is a challenge, says Cobham

As small cell basestations are now seen as a necessary part of managing spectrum efficiency in the roll-out of next generation LTE-Adanced mobile networks, the network operators have the problem of managing a network made up from different-sized cells ranging from big macrocells to small cells. This…

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