New software technique gives IoT devices an extra 20dB signal range
This week on stage at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, chip giant Intel will focus its efforts on announcing new developments in the realm of fifth-generation (5G) LTE networks. The focus comes just days after the company showed the results of a low-power wide area (LPWA) field test for IoT devices in collaboration with Orange S.A (formerly France Télécom S.A) and Ericsson.
Deployment by 2020
AT&T, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States (as of Q4 2015) and the nation’s second largest advertiser (as of Q1 2016), has just announced that it will begin trials of fifth-generation 5G LTE service later this summer, with the possibility of limited commercial deployments in the first months of 2017.
1Gbps and higher peak rates, starting with 3GPP Release 13
Recently, Qualcomm has published a new corporate presentation detailing its path from 3GPP’s “Release 13” (March 2016) and beyond for LTE networks– also more conveniently known as 4.5G LTE “Advanced Pro” – with a development timeframe between 2016 and 2020.
Meanwhile, T-Mobile has fastest 3.5G service
Launching later this April
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