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Agilent Technologies and China Mobile to collaborate on next-beneration 5G wireless communication systems

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced an agreement to collaborate with China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. Research Institute (CMRI) on the next–generation 5G wireless communication systems. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile network operator and a market leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless network development


Spirent Communications plc signs definitive agreement to acquire Metrico Wireless, Inc.

Addition of Metrico’s Mobile Device Testing as a Service (“TaaS”) expertise strengthens Spirent’s end-to-end test portfolio more
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GCF launches certification for LTE devices

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has extended its mobile device certification scheme to encompass LTE. From today, the GCF Certification process can be applied to LTE devices designed to operate in either the 700 MHz† band or the 800 MHz European Digital Dividend band. The 700 MHz band is currently being rolled-out in the USA while deployment of the 800 MHz has started in Germany. Work to extend the scheme to other bands is already well advanced

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Nokia Bell Labs’ world records and innovations in fiber optics to enable faster and higher capacity 5G networks of the future

Nokia Bell Labs announced that its researchers have set the world record for the highest single carrier bit rate at 1.52 Terabits per second (Tbit/s) over 80 km of standard single mode fiber -- the equivalent of simultaneously streaming 1.5 million YouTube videos – which is four times the market’s current state-of-the-art of approximately 400 Gigabits per second
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GSMA announces winners for 2018 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA announced the winners for the Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards). Announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry

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Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm eclipse previous record with Gigabit LTE speeds reaching 1.07 Gbps in lab trial

Industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure to hit over 1 Gbps on 4G LTE more
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Unrelenting growth in mobile data traffic compels extensive testing by service providers

Uptake of communications test equipment will grow further due to LTE, LTE-A, 5G and IoT, finds Frost & Sullivan more
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Avoiding the Scissor effect intelligently

Avoiding the dreaded Scissor Effect has become the number 1 priority for mobile carriers. The scissor effect refers to the phenomenon of rising infrastructure costs and flat revenues; an unsustainable situation for any business. The scissor effect has already been witnessed in fixed line networks and now mobile carriers face the same challenge in relation to mobile data services. Is it possible for mobile carriers to grow revenue per user in line with bandwidth usage?

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