NEW DELHI— Mukesh Ambani, India s richest man, on Thursday outlined his plans to shake up the country s telecommunications industry through his new cellular company, which aims to steal customers from the competition and bring millions of Indians online for the first time by offering data at unprecedented rates.The chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. EQRELIANCE -0.90 % , told its annual general meeting that its wireless phone unit, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., will undercut its competitors by offering data for 50 rupees 75 cents per gigabyte and monthly plans for as little as 149 rupees $2.23 .The first group of users signing up for the new platform, which launches Monday, will be offered free service until next year, Mr. Ambani said.Life is going digital, Mr. Ambani said, referring to increased usage of smartphone-based services like mobile messaging and phone calls over the internet, noting that his goal was to offer the lowest data rates anywhere in the world.Mr. Ambani said Reliance Jio will provide India s first mobile network running entirely on high-speed standards known as 4G and LTE, or fourth generation and long-term evolution.While Reliance Jio is a latecomer, Mr. Ambani has been laying the groundwork for years for his grand entrance into the highly-competitive market.
Euromonitor's head of consumer electronics Loo Wee Teck expects sales of smart wearables to be worth more than five times as much as activity wearables in the next five years.You're likely to shell out more cash for consumer electronics over the next five years as connected hardware grows in popularity, according to Euromonitor."Consumers are much more sophisticated and thus, their expectations have risen too," explained Loo Wee Teck, Euromonitor's head of consumer electronics.For example, consumers made do with General Packet Radio Service GPRS and third generation 3G internet data speeds in the past but they are now demanding for Long-Term Evolution LTE services for high speed access, he noted.Retail value of this sector is projected to hit US$45 billion in 2021, versus the estimated US$18.7 billion for 2016, Euromonitor found."The appeal of wearables extends beyond the niche demographics of techies and fitness enthusiasts.
A new Samsung ultra-high-definition TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.Consumers are likely to spend more on consumer electronics over the next five years as connected hardware grows in popularity, according to Euromonitor.Consumers are much more sophisticated and thus, their expectations have risen too, says Loo Wee Teck, Euromonitor s head of consumer electronics.For example, consumers made do with general packet radio service GPRS and third generation 3G internet data speeds in the past but are now demanding long-term evolution LTE services for high speed access, he says.The retail value of this sector is projected to hit US$45 billion in 2021, versus the estimated US$18.7 billion for 2016, according to Euromonitor.The appeal of wearables extends beyond the niche demographics of techies and fitness enthusiasts.
Qualcomm Inc. QCOM -0.47 % announced plans to deliver its first chip for the next generation of cellular networks, angling to be ready as some carriers roll out versions of 5G services by 2018.The San Diego-based company said it expects the forthcoming Snapdragon X50 modem chip to be available in sample quantities in the second half of 2017 and to deliver download speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second.That is roughly 100 times faster than peak speeds claimed by most networks that use the fourth-generation technology called LTE, for long-term evolution.Most telecom carriers don t plan to begin offering such services until 2020, and industry groups have yet to finalize a technical definition for 5G.But Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 0.22 % has discussed launching a service based on the technology to compete with fixed-line internet services by 2017.Carriers in South Korea also are expected to launch 5G-class service in time for the Winter Olympics, which open in February 2018.
HONG KONG—When a Canadian patent-licensing firm wanted to sue Japanese electronics company Sony Corp., it chose an unlikely venue: China.Ottawa-based WiLAN Inc., which earns revenue by licensing its patents, filed a suit against Sony last week in a court in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, alleging that the Japanese company s smartphones violated its wireless-communication-technology patent, according to the filing reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.In China, lawsuits are less time-consuming and less costly than in the U.S. and the country s courts have developed rapidly over the past several years.While China accounts for a small part of Sony s revenue, the Tokyo-based company makes many of its electronic products, including batteries, smartphones and television sets, in the country.A Sony spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit, saying that the company can t discuss a continuing legal dispute.WiLAN s lawsuit, filed through its subsidiary, alleges that some of Sony s smartphones have infringed on a patent related to the fourth-generation wireless-network-technology standard known as long-term evolution, or LTE.
Nearly 60 per cent of all mobile subscribers in mainland China are now on 4G networks, just two years after the high-speed wireless broadband service was launched in the country, which may indicate how fast the transition to 5G will happen there by the end of this decade.Total 4G subscribers of China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom reached 789.5 million as of January 31, according to data from separate regulatory filings by the three Hong Kong-listed network operators.That has put 59 per cent of the domestic market on 4G, Bernstein Research estimated.If measured since the launch of 4G services, China s 4G adoption rate has been much faster than that of Japan and the United States, and a bit quicker than South Korea s, Bernstein senior analyst Chris Lane told the South China Morning Post on Tuesday.China Mobile, the world s biggest wireless network operator, had 552.2 million 4G subscribers at the end of January, which put it on pace to hit 753 million 4G users by the end of this year, Lane said.The company was first to launch commercial 4G mobile service in the world s second-largest economy in January 2014, with a network built on the mainland-developed 4G standard called time division long-term evolution.
Telco lands mega-deal to host first responders' broadbandThe FirstNet system will be a nationwide network that will allow police, firefighters and paramedics to transmit data and communications across multiple regions and jurisdictions without worrying about the transmissions being lost to overcrowded networks, particularly during disasters.The network, running in a 20MHz band in the D-Block spectrum space, will initially operate as a private LTE (Long-Term Evolution) system that includes wireless data and radio access network (RAN) voice transmissions.The FirstNet system will cover all 50 US states as well as tribal lands and will be open to both state and federal agencies, with links to local networks and the 911 system.In exchange for the $6.5bn contract, AT will operate the network for 25 years, providing its own existing hardware backbone to support the network.The idea was first raised by the 9/11 Commission Report, which noted that heavy traffic on the commercial wireless networks can prevent first responders from effectively communicating in the wake of a natural disaster or serious attack.
p Qualcomm has confirmed it is forging ahead with plans to launch Windows 10 devices running on its ARM-architecture processors, naming Asus, HP, and Lenovo as the first to market with Snapdragon 835-based designs.Announced by Qualcomm and Microsoft back in December last year, and not to be confused with Microsoft's demonstration of Windows Server for ARM from March, Windows 10 on ARM is more than a rebirth of the failed Windows RT: Rather than a separate build of Windows running only selected software which has been specifically ported, Windows 10 on ARM is promised to be a full-fat Windows 10 version complete with support for legacy applications courtesy of a hardware translation layer which will convert x86 instructions to their ARM equivalents on-the-fly.It's not the first time such a thing has been tried - x86 emulators were a common sight on non-x86 platforms when the IBM Personal Computer began to take significant market share, and Apple famously used a translation layer dubbed Rosetta to allow backwards compatibility during its transition from the Power architecture to x86 - but a significant move in the ARM architecture space, and one which could hopefully bypass the flaws that sank Windows RT.While both Qualcomm and Microsoft were vague on precisely when the first Windows 10 on ARM devices would be reaching the market, the pair have jointly announced the first partners - meaning a launch is likely just around the corner.Speaking during Computex 2017, Qualcomm confirmed it had teamed up with Asus, HP, and Lenovo on the production of convertible devices running Windows 10 on its Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC).Each will also include Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular connectivity, provided via the X16 LTE modem built into the Snapdragon 835 as standard.
French cyber security firm P1 Security has come out with a list of issues that hackers can exploit with regard to 4G VoLTE networks.The protocol is quite popular all over the world and has caught on rapidly in Asia and most European countries in recent years.VoLTE, which means Voice Over Long-Term Evolution, is a high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals based on older GSM technology.Initially rolled out in 2012 in South Korea and Singapore, it has become quite popular mainly because the call quality is superior to 3G or 2G connections and far more data can be transferred over 4G than 2G or 3G.P1 experts say the networks have not one but several vulnerabilities that could lead hackers to not only gain access to a user's data but also remotely control their phone operations.All they need is an Android phone connected to a mobile network.
LTE OverviewAuthor: Magdalena Nohrborg, for 3GPPLTE (Long Term Evolution) or the E-UTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Access Network), introduced in 3GPP R8, is the access part of the Evolved Packet System (EPS).The main requirements for the new access network are high spectral efficiency, high peak data rates, short round trip time as well as flexibility in frequency and bandwidth.GSM was developed to carry real time services, in a circuit switched manner (blue in figure 1), with data services only possible over a circuit switched modem connection, with very low data rates.The first step towards an IP based packet switched (green in figure 1) solution was taken with the evolution of GSM to GPRS, using the same air interface and access method, TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access).To reach higher data rates in UMTS (Universal Mobile Terrestrial System) a new access technology WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) was developed.The access network in UMTS emulates a circuit switched connection for real time services and a packet switched connection for datacom services (black in figure 1).Incoming datacom services are therefore still relying upon the circuit switched core for paging.The Evolved Packet System (EPS) is purely IP based.Both real time services and datacom services will be carried by the IP protocol.
Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) has become the latest operator to tout its wares for the rising gigabit LTE connectivity by achieving a download speed of ‘up to 1Gbps’ on its 4.5G live mobile network.TIM described the test as ‘another first that confirms the technological leadership which is speeding towards 5G offering top performances and extraordinary quality for the mobile data service.’The company added that the service will become commercially available from September in Milan and Turin, with other large cities on the horizon after that.The equipment used during the testing was an ASUS smartphone, with Ericsson’s LTE-licensed Assisted Access network technology and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with LTE X16 integrated modem.“This important testing is the latest result of the transformation process started by TIM, which is focusing on complete quality in terms of technology, fixed and mobile convergence, exclusive and distinctive content, entertainment services and customer centrality,” the company said in a press release.In recent days, ZTE and China Mobile announced they had, alongside Qualcomm, successfully tested the Quanzhou Mobile TD-LTE (time division long term evolution) network with a peak of 1Gbps, while Samsung announced the development of LTE modem technology which had successfully achieved a maximum downlink speed of 1.2Gbps per second.
For first responders, such as firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians, a successful outcome to a mission--and perhaps the difference between life and death for them and those they are helping--depends on their communications system.Recognizing this critical need, first responders and emergency management officials have been calling for high-speed, LTE (Long-Term Evolution) cellular devices with three public safety "mission-critical voice" capabilities: "push-to-talk" for an immediate connection, "one-to-many" allowing an individual to broadcast to a large group, and "direct mode" that maintains a walkie-talkie connection when a wireless network is down, blocked or otherwise unavailable.There's just one catch: a device that employs all of these desired features doesn't yet exist.And without a working device to scientifically evaluate in different emergency situations, it hasn't been easy to design the standards that will optimize its performance.The NIST tool uses ns-3, an open-source network simulation software, giving researchers the ability to virtually recreate any emergency scenario and draw upon a variety of environmental, structural, technological and human behavioral factors that could impact the performance of future LTE cellular devices.Models produced by the NIST tool address performance issues such as:
T-Mobile now offers 1-gigabit-per-second mobile networks in 430 markets, an expansion it hopes will extend its progress wooing subscribers away from the more powerful Verizon and ATToday's mobile networks are powered by a technology called LTE (Long Term Evolution), and T-Mobile has brought that to 920 US markets, it announced at a press conference Thursday.In nearly half of those markets, T-Mobile has the equipment and radio airwaves available to offer gigabit download speeds.One of those places is San Jose, California.At a press conference here, T-Mobile and Qualcomm demonstrated a download speed of 611 megabits per second -- what the companies call "gigabit class" if not exactly 1Gbps.The unending progress in mobile networks is remarkable -- but you may not fully appreciate it.For one thing, we're all using networks more heavily with music, photos and videos that rapidly sponge up any new network capacity.
We have already talked quite a lot about the new Spreadtrum SC9853i processor and it’s clear, that in terms of sheer power it will slot in the lower midrange segment just fine.But there is an aspect of its performance that has higher aims and today we will explore it a bit.Based on Intel’s 14nm FinFET process technology, SC9853I features 1.8GHz 64-bit octa-core Intel Airmont microarchitecture and Mali-T820 MP2 GPU.As for its modem, SC9853I supports LTE (Long-Term Evolution) Cat-7 downlink and Cat-13 uplink for 5-mode communication standard (TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM), which can reach downlink speeds of 300Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 150Mpbs to achieve a true 4G+ on-line surfing experience.The modem looks pretty powerful and we have for you a comparison analysis against the competition featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Huawei Kirin 970 and MTK Helio P23.Tests were done with downloading 800+ GB files and maing 3000+ minutes voice call so plenty of research data indeed.
The introduction of VoLTE saw EE fall from the top spot in RootMetrics' network ratings for call reliability.Three and Vodafone beat EE in the first half of last year for the reliability of calls – and both are relative laggards in implementing VoLTE, which takes voice calls off the circuit-switched network and onto the VoIP protocols.VoLTE, which as the name (Voice over Long Term Evolution) suggests requires a 4G (LTE) network, was itself late, and even later in the UK because of the handbags over spectrum."Everybody sees the challenges switching to IP," Scott Stonham, general manager for RootMetrics in Europe, told us.You can decide to roll out gradually or go full throttle and do it all at once.EE now shares voice category bragging rights with Three nationwide and in England and Scotland, while Three is a clear leader for call reliability in Wales.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) today named Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University the 2018-2019 Athena Lecturer for contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications, and for the successful transfer of research to commercial technology.Her efforts helped develop technologies used in long-term evolution (LTE) cellular devices as well as the Wi-Fi standards that are used in wireless local area networks.The award carries a cash prize of $25,000, with financial support provided by Google."The anytime, anywhere computing era in which we now live owes a debt to innovators like Andrea Goldsmith who have helped lay the groundwork for the wireless infrastructure that makes mobile computing possible," said ACM President Vicki L. Hanson."Her work has improved the transmission, reception and overall quality of wireless communications.Importantly, Goldsmith's career has exemplified the spirit of the ACM Athena Lecturer Award in the numerous ways she has mentored young women throughout her career.
Index Markets Research study on Long-term Evolution (LTE) Test Equipment Market has been prepared based on detailed market analysis from industry experts with inputs of the current situation and the development forecasts Market.The key players of Long-term Evolution (LTE) Test Equipment Market include:- Rohde & Schwarz, Anritsu, Agilent Technologies, Spirent Communications, Aeroflex, Anite, Danaher, JDSU, Accanto Systems/Netscout, CommScope, Consultix, Keithley Instruments, Fluke Networks, Keithley Instruments, National Instruments, PCTEL, Signalion (National Instruments), SwissQuail (Rohde & Schwarz), Sunrise Telecom, Radcom, Tech Mahindra Limited, Tekelek, QoSmoTec, Polaris Networks, Polystar, Yokogawa, VeEx, ZK Celltest, GL Communications, Bureau Veritas (7Layers).It includes market dynamics including latest trends, opportunities, market drivers, and challenges.The report covers an overall view of the global Long-term Evolution (LTE) Test Equipment Market and also includes market segments and market size.The report provides the detailed description and a clear picture of the challenges and drivers how the market is expected to perform throughout the forecast period 2018-2023.Request for Sample Report @ industry experts study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry.It provides the compilation of clear data and assessment(qualitative and quantitative) by industry examiners, contributions from industry specialists and industry members across the value chain.
The Long Term Evolution mobile device standard used by billions of people was designed to fix many of the security shortcomings in the predecessor standard known as Global System for Mobile communications.The most crucial weakness is a form of encryption that doesn’t protect the integrity of the data.The lack of data authentication makes it possible for an attacker to surreptitiously manipulate the IP addresses within an encrypted packet.Dubbed aLTEr, the researchers’ attack causes mobile devices to use a malicious domain name system server that, in turn, redirects the user to a malicious server masquerading as Hotmail.The attacks, which are described in a paper published Thursday, require about $4,000 worth of equipment that must be within about one mile of the targeted user.In an email, researchers Thorsten Holz and David Rupprecht of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum wrote:
Infosec wizards show how spies can snoop on website traffic, redirect browsers over 4GBoffins have demonstrated how intelligence agencies and well-resourced hackers can potentially spy on people – by studying and meddling with mobile data flying over the airwaves.The computer scientists have described in detail novel surveillance techniques that allowed them to identify people within a phone tower's radio cell, determine which websites they visited from their handsets, and redirect them to malicious webpages by tampering with DNS lookups.The three attacks – explained on a dedicated website – all target the data link layer of LTE, aka Long-Term Evolution, aka 4G, networks.The identification and website snooping techniques are passive, in that a spy just listens to what's going out over the airwaves from phones, whereas the webpage redirection attack is an active operation – an agent needs to set up a malicious cell tower to tamper with transmissions.The website spying works by identifying, to a particular level of certainty, sites by their patterns of traffic over the air.
With the development of LTE wireless technologies, more and more networks are evolving from LTE advanced to LTE advanced Pro.LTE Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro, also known as 4.5G, 4.5G Pro, 4.9G, Pre-5G, 5G Project, and so on) is a marker of the 3GPP release 13 and 14, which is a natural evolution of Long Term Evolution (LTE) with speed up to Gbit/s level, which incorporated numerous new technologies that would be used in 5G standard, including 256QAM, Massive MIMO, LTE-Unlicensed, LTE IoT, and others to progressively evolve existing networks into 5G standard.LTE-A Pro aims to significantly increase the data speeds and bandwidth available for mobile communications.It will also bring a much wider range of connected devices and platforms under a single standard.LTE-A Pro seeks to improve and optimize the capacity, performance, functionality and efficiency of LTE-A, as well as to further reduce latency, to provide a better user experience.It will also enhance the LTE platform for the delivery of new services to new markets as we move towards IoT with 5G.The key attributes that will define LTE-Advanced Pro are:> Data speeds in excess of 3Gbps (LTE-A: 1Gbps)> 640MHz of carrier bandwidth (LTE-A: 100MHz)> Latency: 2ms (LTE-A: 10ms) Since very few LTE Advanced pro devices are available in the market, the LTE vendors are already presenting their LTE advanced Pro modules to the public and below the five LTE advanced Pro modules are recommended if your terminals are demanding high-speed internet access: Telit LM960 (LTE Cat.18)Specs Highlights:* World's first mPCIe form factor to support LTE cat.18* Support global 23 LTE Frequency bands* LTE peak download speed up to 1Gbps* Dual SIM Single Standby* Full GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou* Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 modem* Linux and Windows driver support* 4 x 4 MIMO and 256 QAM* 5x Carrier Aggregation for increased data ratesCheck more details about Telit LM960 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LM960 module here: Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7565 (LTE Cat.12)Specs Highlights:* LTE Advanced Pro Cat.12 Module* Chipset/Processor: Qualcomm MDM9250* DL to 600Mbps/UL to 150Mbps* Supporting 24 worldwide LTE bands, including LTE-LAA and CBRS* Satellite Systems: Galileo, Glonass, GPS, Beidou* Planned Carrier AT, DoCoMo, Telstra, Verizon, Vodafone* Regulatory: CE, FCC, GCF, IC, NCC, PTCRBCheck more details about Sierra AirPrime EM7565 Specs, price, drivers, and buy AirPrime EM7565 module here:  Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7511 (LTE Cat.12)Specs Highlights:* Very similar to AirPrime EM7565* LTE Advanced Pro Cat.12 Module* Form factor: M.2* Chipset/Platform: Qualcomm* DL to 600Mbps/UL to 150Mbps* Supporting 24 worldwide LTE bands, including LTE-LAA and CBRS* Control Options: APIs, AT Commands* Firmware over-the-air (FOTA)* GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite systems supportedCheck more details about Sierra AirPrime EM7511 Specs, price, drivers, and buy AirPrime EM7511 module here: Telit LM940 (LTE Cat.11)Specs Highlights:* Category: LTE Cat.11 Module* Form Factor: PCI Express Mini Card Type (mPCIe)* Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9240* LTE data rates: DL 600Mbps(w/3x CA DL, 256QAM) and UL 75Mbps* Full GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou* Carrier Approvals: AT, Sprint, VerizonCheck more details about Telit LM940 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LM940 module here: Telit LN940 (LTE Cat.11 and Cat.9)Specs Highlights:* Two variant models: Telit LN940A9 and LN940A11* 42mm M.2 (NGFF) single-sided data card* LTE Category 11 LTE DL 600Mbps UL50Mbps* LTE Category 9 LTE DL 450Mbps UL50Mbps* HSPA+ Rel.8: DL/UL up to 42/11.5 Mbps* Quad-constellation integrated GNSS* Linux and Windows driver support* Carrier Aggregation, 2 x 2 MIMO and 256 QAMCheck more details about Telit LN940 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LN940 module here: