"Densification absolutely requires an open ecosystem to make deployment of large numbers of cells cost-effective," explains Small Cell Forum chair David Orloff of his group's call to action ahead of global commercial 5G deployment.
"Cloud computing companies have benefited from collaboration on open source," Rader explains. "Telecoms providers ought to be looking at doing the same in 2019 by making infrastructure work for everyone, improving efficiency and opening up networks for all apps on their infrastructure."
"Amazon EC2 [Elastic Compute Cloud] made compute power accessible on a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go basis. AWS Ground Station does the same for satellite ground stations," claims Amazon's Jeff Barr of the company's new satellite communications offering.
Describes the combination of Lime Microsystems' LimeSDR Mini and a Raspberry Pi single-board computer as "excellent for this type of research," proving that software defined radar projects "can be built at an affordable price at an amateur level without expensive radios and convoluted analogue gear."
"This important trial has shown the capability for mobile networks to help to implement a regulatory framework and enable the creation of a substantial drone services economy in Europe," claims Vodafone's Johan Wibergh of the successful test.
Reduces the diameter required for angle-agnostic isoflux downlink communication antennas on high-bandwidth satellites from around 50cm to just 10cm, using a quadrifilar helix design developed by Ruag Space SB.
"From providing high-speed broadband services in remote areas to offering global connectivity to the Internet of Things through 'routers in space' for data backhaul, I’m excited to see what services these proposed constellations have to offer," says FCC chair Ajit Pai.
London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham, and Manchester chosen as launch cities, with Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Sheffield to follow later in the year.
"First responders should have the absolute best, most effective technologies available to them as they protect our communities and respond to emergencies large and small," explains Verizon's Toby Redshaw of the company's Washington DC 5G lab project.