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In-Flight Communication: Wi-Fi vs. 5G is a Foregone Conclusion  

By Joe Hoffman / September 14, 2018
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5G hopefuls argue that it will change everything: bring US$trillions to GDP everywhere, and create jobs, jobs, and more jobs. According to an Accenture Smart Cities report, the US impact

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India Standoff? Wi-Fi Choupal and Reliance Jio 4G

By Joe Hoffman / June 20, 2018
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Each year, June 20 is World Wi-Fi Day, the global initiative organized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance, and whose goal is to help bridge the digital divide. According to its

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Exploring 5G: Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

By Joe Hoffman / February 23, 2018
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Mobile World Congress is at hand and this year looks set for serious 5G hyperventilating. 5G is most important for base station vendors since 4G LTE rollouts are largely complete.

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Smart Speakers: The Digital Assistant Nose Under the Machine Economy Tent

By Joe Hoffman / December 5, 2017
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Smart Speakers are booming, and not just as a play-on-words.  Amazon started the category with its 2015 introduction of the Amazon Echo.  Amazon followed that introduction in rapid succession with

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5G RF for Dummies®️ Courtesy of Qorvo

By Joe Hoffman / November 16, 2017
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5G is the next big thing for mobile broadband, and perhaps the greatest threat comes from improvements that make 4G LTE “good enough” for many of the 5G use cases.

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Strategy Tear-Down: OpenSignal & USA Mobile Broadband

By Joe Hoffman / November 6, 2017
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Crowd-sourced mobile network performance measurements from OpenSignal highlight emergent strategies of the leading USA operators. Crowd-Sourced Performance vs. Marketing Hype We all know the mobile industry hypes the peak data

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IoT: Soaring Use or Holding Back, A Chat From the IoT C-Suite With Mike Coffey

By Joe Hoffman / October 23, 2017
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This is the year of the IoT Hockey Stick according to Computerworld in “Soaring use of IoT in corporate networks” while citing Vodafone’s IoT Barometer.  On the other hand, Enterprise

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5G RF for Dummies®️ Courtesy of Qorvo

By Joe Hoffman / October 10, 2017
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5G is the next big thing for mobile broadband, and perhaps the greatest threat comes from improvements that make 4G LTE “good enough” for many of the 5G use cases. 

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4×4 MIMO – More Than Gigabit LTE

By Joe Hoffman / September 19, 2017
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Gigabit LTE Gigabit LTE is the reigning mobile data speed champ with peak download speed of 1000 megabits per second (Mbps). More formally known as LTE Cat-16, Gigabit LTE achieves

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5G: The more things change, the more they stay the same

By Joe Hoffman / September 18, 2017
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Popularized by the American rock band Bon Jovi, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” in some ways applies to 5G as to other cellular technologies.  Mobile

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