Federated Wireless announced Nelson Chan, former CEO of Magellan and EVP of SanDisk, and current chairman of the board for Outerwall, is joining its board. Chan will help Federated Wireless bring its Spectrum Access System and Environmental Sensing Capability platform, CINQ XP,to market once approved by the FCC.
Qualcomm announced it will now support the European Galileo navigation satellite system in its product portfolio, adding to existing navigation systems GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS. With this new offering, Qualcomm has the advanced capability to utilize six satellite constellations concurrently for improved location performance, resulting in faster time-to-first-fix and more accurate location information.
Additionally, the new Galileo network will give users of Qualcomm® IZat™ location services platform the benefit of more than 80 different satellites when calculating global position for navigation or any location-based application.
Qualcomm said the addition makes end-to-end location services available for a number of mobile applications, including smartphone, computing, infotainment, telematics, and IoT applications.
Nokia will showcase its latest TD-LTE-Advanced (TD-LTE-A) and TD-LTE-Advanced Pro offerings at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. Nokia’s demonstrations will include:
A demonstration of how 4G TD-LTE operators can leverage existing Wi-Fiaccess points to deliver the highest quality of experience for subscribers with compatible devices. Using a TD-LTE-A Pro LTE-Wi-Fi Aggregation (LWA) feature on the Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 Base stations the LTE and Wi-Fi networks are aggregated, to deliver speeds of up to 400 Mbps.
Nokia FastMile, which extends 4G technology in unused high frequency spectrum to provide high-speed broadband to residential customers in underserved rural and suburban areas. Nokia FastMile offers guaranteed speeds and easy-to-install residential devices, providing higher capacity by utilizing advanced antenna topology and interference mitigation technologies. It is now available on TDD bands and can be combined with Nokia Intelligent Beamforming features allowing WiMAX/fixed operators to leverage their frequency assets and cost-effectively deliver fixed broadband services using TD-LTE.
Demonstrations of the industry’s first Distributed Beamforming technology which enables operators to triple the download and upload capacity of a Nokia TD-LTE-A ‘Supercell’ (a group of cells served by a single baseband unit) to increase cell edge speeds compared to stand-alone LTE cells by removing inter-cell interference.
Ericsson recently confirmed seven current and former employees were questioned by Greek authorities as part of an investigation into possible corruption related to a Greek defense deal signed in 1999. The confirmation came on the heels of Ericsson’s comments that is is cooperating in separate investigation launch in 2013 by U.S. Authorities. That investigation is related to the company’s anti-corruption program and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.