Fueled by spectacular growth in the next-generation 4G wireless technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE), the overall market for mobile communications equipment is expected to enjoy a strong double-digit expansion this year. Factory revenue for the mobile communications market in 2012 is projected to reach $398.
Matthew Desch, Chief Executive Officer, Iridium Communications , has been named Via Satellite ’s Satellite Executive of the Year for 2011. Iridium boasted a strong performance in 2011 that exceeded estimates on nearly every metric. Financially speaking, the MSS operator grew in areas where it was not expected to grow, driven by its service, its technological innovation and its ability to be a catalyst to its ecosystem of development partners in an increasingly competitive sector and in new sectors, as well.
Pactron has recently purchased an Aegis Manufacturing Operation Software (MOS) system to improve efficiency across their facility. This system comprises Aegis’ iLaunch, iView, iTrac, IQ and XLink software modules. Pactron turned to Aegis after enjoying excellent technical support related to a previous purchase, and their decision was further simplified when they realized that Aegis’ offering met their business needs more comprehensively than competing products.
Digi-Key Corporation and F-RAM Pioneer Ramtron International Corporation Sign Global Distribution AgreementFebruary 16, 2012 9:18 am | Comments
Digi-Key Corporation announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Ramtron International Corporation. Ramtron is a leading developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor solutions. The distribution agreement will make Ramtron’s entire line of F-RAM-enabled semiconductors available for purchase from www.
Although soaring sales of Amazon’s Kindle Fire and other low-priced tablets trimmed Apple Inc.’s media tablet market share in the fourth-quarter, it was Apple’s own newly introduced iPhone 4S that proved to be the strongest competitor for the iPad during the final three months of 2011. Apple shipped 15.
Tests Demonstrate Packet-based Backhaul Networks Can Satisfy Synchronization Requirements Under Real-world ConditionsFebruary 16, 2012 7:08 am | Comments
Ixia announced it participated in a test of mobile backhaul packet synchronization with Alcatel-Lucent. The demonstration highlighted that the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Solution can maintain accurate phase synchronization and quality of service (QoS) guarantees, while undergoing test conditions related to extreme packet congestion and network failovers.
Tribold Turns Up The Heat For Enterprise Product Management In Barcelona At Mobile World Congress 2012February 16, 2012 5:51 am | Comments
Enterprise Product Management (EPM) market leader, Tribold is promoting EPM as one of the hottest BSS/OSS topics of 2012 to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. At the event, Tribold will be discussing the wide range of benefits to CSPs through adoption of Enterprise Product Management (EPM) with executives from mobile network operators, industry press and analysts, leading systems integrators and OSS/BSS software providers.
Small cell market leader ip.access confirmed plans to build its first integrated LTE and 3G small cell. The new unit, codenamed the E-100, will be the first from ip.access to be based on the QorIQ Qonverge platform from US chip maker Freescale. The E-100 is a small cell Access Point targeted for use in enterprises and public indoor environments.
IDTechEx will host the Printed Electronics Asia conference and tradeshow on October 2-3 in Tokyo, Japan. The event, part of the IDTechEx global series of events on the topic, focuses on a region that has invested more in printed electronics than any other territory. Highlights include OLED manufacture, where sales of OLED display modules exceeded $3 Billion in 2011 thanks to their use in Samsung smart phones.
Today’s devices almost always use RF-based solutions such as WLAN or Bluetooth to communicate wirelessly. Those solutions support up to some hundred Mbit/s data rate. Currently, that is no longer sufficient for many applications and large file transfers. With this in mind, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), Dresden, has developed an optical wireless communication (OWC) link with up to 3 Gbit/s data rate.
American Roamer has big plans for Mobile World Congress, where it will unveil a new corporate name and branding strategy. In addition, American Roamer announces today new features and international components to MapELEMENTS, which it will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress (Hall 2.0, Booth #2D26).
Spirent Communications announced that several leading companies and government research organizations in the Asia Pacific region are using the Spirent VR5 HD Spatial Channel Emulator to test implementations of advanced MIMO beamforming. The Spirent VR5 emulates real-world radio conditions and identifies potential pitfalls of the antenna design in the mobile device before deployment.
Finding sources of renewable energy is a growing challenge for the modern world. As we strive for energy efficiency and sustainable resources, avenues are opening up for different and exciting ways to power our lifestyles. Companies across the globe are harnessing the potential of renewable energies, including solar and geothermal methods.
Emerging market operators will continue to experience strong connections growth in 2012. Mobile broadband will be the main driver of this growth, but it will also act as a strategic disruptor, finds Ovum. In a new report, the independent telecoms analyst firm states that emerging market operators will continue to see double digit mobile connections growth in 2012.
The Hertz Corporation and Hertz Global EV are implementing the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry. Hertz has the most diverse fleet of EVs for both rental and carshare. "Hertz is committed to its Global EV program, introducing electric vehicles into our rental fleet on three continents – North America, Asia and Europe," commented Mark P.