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LTE TDD – The joy of coming from behind and winning

If you want to know the feeling of coming from behind to win the race, just ask these guys – Mobily and STC. While their bigger cohorts in India and China are still waiting, they launched the world’s first LTE TDD commercial networks in Saudi Arabia.

Oct 17, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

UltraSON™ – Making femto deployments ultra easy!

As a father of two kids, I am the happiest when they self organize their things without my intervention. Well, that might be a bit of a stretch when it comes to kids, but it’s actually a reality for unplanned, plug-and-play femtocells, thanks to Qualcomm’s UltraSON (Ultra Self Organizing Network).

Sep 22, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

The ins and outs of MIMO in HSPA+

With a few exceptions, more is always better — and antennas are no exception! Realizing this, HSPA+ evolution incorporates a slew of advanced multi-antenna techniques such as MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output), Beamforming/Transmit Diversity, and others. MIMO is one of the main components for enabling HSPA+’s famed, successively higher peak data rates – starting from 28 Mbps in Rel. 7 to 168 Mbps in Rel. 10, and even higher in Rel. 11 and beyond, also called HSPA+ Advanced.

Sep 13, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

LTE Advanced Hetnets: Our test system today — your network tomorrow

It is indeed fun to watch an abstract idea crystallize into a technology and to see it come to life, overcoming the doubts of non-believers, and the objections of naysayers. I experienced this feeling recently, while on the test drive of our over-the-air (OTA), LTE Advanced HetNet test system here in San Diego.

Aug 19, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

Bracing for the social media onslaught…

The explosive growth in social media that my friend Sachin discusses in his blog, is fast becoming a reality in many parts of the world, adding to the unprecedented demand for data services. If the constant flurry of new smartphones and tablets being announced is any indication, the onslaught will continue far into the future.

May 12, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

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