LTE Blog

Dec 04, 2014

LTE: Like Water or Not?

When water wants to go somewhere, it normally finds a way to get there. Of course, it receives valuable help from gravity, but that's just a detail. The point is that it gets there. So...
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Aug 14, 2014

LTE-A has arrived

According to a new ABI Research report, LTE subscriptions will grow to 411 million (4G LTE) and 22 million (4.5G LTE-Advanced) by the end of 2014. No less than 45 LTE-A networks will have been...
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Jul 21, 2014

The Hype of IoT

We all know fads are short-lived, and while some become mainstream, others don't necessarily succeed. For example, Crocs, the foam clog company, burst onto the scene in 2006 and is now a $1 billion company....
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Jun 18, 2014

History Is On Our Side

Ever since the days of Noah, and particularly in modern times through the Industrial Revolution, Field of Dreams and the Internet, the concept of "If you build it, they (Actually, in the movie, it was...
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May 29, 2014

Will Samsung be first to launch a truly smartwatch?

Six months ago, I wrote a piece on smartwatches.  In it, I argued that "Today’s devices are essentially sophisticated smartphone accessories...With the exception of some experimental devices...none of today’s smartwatches have stand-alone functionality." I ended by...
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May 13, 2014

These SmartWatches Better Sell

Motorola's highly anticipated 360 is not the only Android smartwatch set to be released this year. LG is launching its own Android smartwatch, G Watch.  Here's an interesting new article comparing the the two. Analysts expect...
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May 11, 2014

Where, Oh Where Can Wearables Go?

I recently read an article about Google "Glass" going commercial. Now, we can debate the pros and cons of people walking around, concentrating more on a small piece of glass in front of their faces...
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May 07, 2014

Does VoLTE increase voice call quality?

According to a recent Engadget post, AT&T set to beat Verizon by deploying high-definition calls over LTE this month: "With so many apps, services and features on today's smartphones, it's easy to forget that there...
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Mar 19, 2014

MWC 2014: When Is a Tablet Not Just a Tablet?

Having recently spent a few days at MWC, where Altair was inundated with meetings upon meetings with carriers, infrastructure vendors, hardware manufacturers and others, there are two major takeaways I was able to see. First,...
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Feb 03, 2014

No Time to Sit Back and Relax

In the hi-tech industry, a major deal can make all the difference for a company. A big manufacturer decides to deploy your chipset, and certain companies could just stand by and count the money as...
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