Hyper-dense small cells deployment for better coverage and throughput 0

UltraSON Small Cells deployments Hyper dense small cells deployment for better coverage and throughput


When the best data throughput of today becomes bad in couple of years and mobiles are used more as entertainment and file sharing purpose than voice call, we need new revolutions to achieve best data rate using existing technologies.

According to latest study by Qualcomm by 2017 two third of mobile traffic will be from video. There is also predictions that there will be 25 billion interconnected devices by 2020. So what is the solution to fix this data scarcity problem?

One of the solution is use many small cells which eventually works as WiFi hotspots. There may be unplanned deployments for both indoor and outdoor use.

Checkout this informative white paper from Qualcomm to understand the problem we are going to face soon and the use of hyper-dense small cells to solve data throughput issues.

Apple IOS 8 and VoLTE – Is iPhone 6 going to have Voice Over LTE? 0

ios 81 Apple IOS 8  and VoLTE   Is iPhone 6 going to have Voice Over LTE?

Apple announced iOS 8 early this week in a grand event. While there are many visual and other non-wireless features presented in WWDC 2014 there was definitely some parts which was for us those who work in mobile space.

Apple announced that they will support WiFi calling in IOS 8 and that is a welcome move. But as we all know WiFI calling is a old technology, infact T-Mobile is providing this from past couple of years. After the announcement that Apple will going to give software support on WiFi calling T-Mobile and Roger Wireless extended their hand and officially stated that they are going to support Apple.

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15 Interesting GSM Facts – #7 is the Beginning of a New Era 0

first gsm phone call 15 Interesting GSM Facts   #7 is the Beginning of a New Era
  1. GSM has over 90% market share, and is available in over 219 countries and territories.
  2. “GSM” is a trademark owned by the GSM Association.
  3. In 1981 Groupe Spécial Mobile was created to develop a European standard for digital cellular voice telephony. European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) had taken this initiative.
  4. In 1987 Europe produced the very first agreed GSM Technical Specification in February. Phase I of the GSM specifications were published in 1990.
  5. In 1989, the Groupe Spécial Mobile committee was transferred from CEPT to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
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Why no Soft Handover in LTE 0

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When LTE system was developed one of the big technical feature from UMTS Soft/Softer handover was missing from the architecture. There are many specific reasons why LTE dropped altogether soft handover (connect-before-break) from the system design.

Before discussing about why LTE skipped soft handover and only implemented hard handover, let’s check the basic concept of soft/softer handover.

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How 3GPP Specifications Numbering Works 0

confused How 3GPP Specifications Numbering Works
The term 3GPP specification covers all GSM (including GPRS and EDGE), W-CDMA (including HSPA) and LTE (including LTE-Advanced) specifications. Along with that network side terminology such as UTRAN, IMS, FOMA (in Japan) are also covered by 3GPP specifications.

Each 3gpp specifications have their unique numbers. Though these numbers look complicated and unnecessary, they have their own significance.

Assigning a unique number to a specification is not a new idea. In fact many other standardisation body followed the same rules before 3gpp. For instance all the IETF RFC documents have their unique numbers. These numbers tells what the document is meant for.

3gpp project, which started to standardise a new technology for better data rate and to provide various types of quality of services (QoS) has hundreds of documents. Each document serves a particular purpose. To keep track of the documents it was decided that each and every document will be assigned to a unique number.

Though these numbers look unrelated to each other but many of those are part of different groups of specifications.
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