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Nokia Networks Boosts Smartphone Browsing Speed by 20% While Reducing Power Consumption by 40%
October 30th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Nokia Networks says that it has conducted the first live network trial of a software feature that improves smartphone performance on 3G networks. ...more

Li-ion Batteries Contain Toxic Halogens, but Environmentally Friendly Alternatives Exist
October 28th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes contain toxic halogens....more

World Record in Data Transmission with Smart Circuits
October 27th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology....more

NEC Tests Mobile Core Network Virtualization in a Multivendor Environment
October 23rd 2014 - 01:50 GMT
Japan's NEC and NTT DoCoMo have successfully tested mobile core network virtualization in a multivendor environment. ...more

Huawei, KPN and China Mobile Complete the First IMS-based VoLTE Roaming Call
October 22nd 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Huawei has announced that the industry's first international Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming call between Europe and Asia has been made....more

Samsung Sets 5G Speed Record at 7.5Gbps, Over 30 Times Faster Than LTE
October 21st 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Samsung achieved major milestones in 5G development with industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and uninterrupted 1.2Gbps 5G connection while travelling at over 100km/h....more

Ericsson, Singtel and Qualcomm Earn FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation First
October 9th 2014 - 02:45 GMT
Ericsson, SingTel and Qualcomm say that they have achieved an industry first with the live demonstration of FDD / TDD Carrier Aggregation using commercial track hardware and software....more

Huawei Announces Plans to Expand R&D Investment in France
October 9th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei has announced plans to increase its R&D investments in France and to expand industry cooperation with its French partners, ...more

Batteries Included: A Solar Cell That Stores Its Own Power
October 4th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery....more

Untangling How Cables Coil
October 4th 2014 - 00:45 GMT
A technology from movies is adapted to explain how cables coil...more

Reflected Smartphone Transmissions Enable Gesture Control
September 25th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
What's coming next, say University of Washington researchers, is the ability to interact with our devices not just with touchscreens, but through gestures in the space around the phone. ...more

Quick-change Materials Break the Silicon Speed Limit for Computers
September 24th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
These materials could eventually enable processing speeds between 500 and 1,000 times faster than the current average laptop computer, while using less energy. ...more

Nokia Networks and Red Hat Extend Collaboration to Deliver OpenStack-powered Telco Cloud
September 17th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Nokia Networks and Red Hat have extended their collaboration to enable mobile operators to create a more efficient and flexible telco cloud infrastructure....more

Nokia Networks First to Launch OSS Software As a Managed Service
September 16th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
Nokia Networks is launching Operations Support System (OSS) as a Service, enabling operators to shift capital expenditure to operational expenditure for more predictable as well as lower cost....more

Study Sheds New Light on Why Batteries Go Bad
September 15th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Rapid charging and draining doesn't damage lithium ion electrode as much as thought...more

Ericsson Opens Its First Global ICT Center in Sweden
September 15th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Ericsson has inaugurated its first Global ICT Center in Linköping, Sweden. This follows Ericsson's announcement made in September last year to build three new Global ICT Centers....more

Qualcomm Processors to Appear in Robots
September 15th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) has announced plans to extend the capabilities of ROS to Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors....more

Nokia Networks Shipping Industry's First Commercial NFV Solution
September 12th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Nokia Networks says that it is delivering the first commercial Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution which brings cloud technology to services such as VoLTE....more

Rice Wireless Experts Tap Unused TV Spectrum
September 10th 2014 - 00:50 GMT
Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles....more

Squeezed Quantum Communication
September 10th 2014 - 00:30 GMT
It could be difficult for the NSA to hack encrypted messages in the future - at least if a technology being investigated by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen and the University Erlangen-Nürnberg will be successful: quantum cryptography....more

Nokia Networks Offers WiMAX Operators Migration to TD-LTE-A Technology
September 9th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Nokia Networks says that it is now offering WiMAX operators a way of migrating WiMAX networks to TD-LTE-Advanced based services....more

Nokia Networks and Intel to Open Joint R&D Facility in the UK
September 8th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Nokia Networks and Intel have announced that they are opening a joint R&D facility in the UK....more

Live from Inside a Battery
September 3rd 2014 - 23:25 GMT
Researchers observe the phenomenon of 'lithium plating' during the charging process...more

Nokia Networks, China Telecom Mark Major Milestone in FDD-TDD Carrier Aggregation
September 2nd 2014 - 23:00 GMT
A stable peak download speed of 260 Mbps was achieved in the carrier aggregation demonstration with FDD 20 MHz in 1.8 GHz and TDD 20 MHz in 2.6 GHz spectrum. ...more

China's Reform of R&D Budget Management Doesn't Go Far Enough
August 29th 2014 - 10:15 GMT
In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, and now surpasses the 28 member states of the European Union....more

DragonWave Completes Propagation Testing Using Small Cells
August 29th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
DragonWave says that it has completed a series of outdoor small cell backhaul propagation tests that have been conducted with an unnamed 3rd party for street level characterization....more

Wearable Tech and Smartphones Could Save Lives of Lone Workers
August 25th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Intel considering new 'digital buddy system' for workers alone in isolated areas...more

Hacking Gmail on Android Smartphones with 92 Percent Success
August 21st 2014 - 23:25 GMT
UC Riverside assistant professor is among group that develops novel method to attack apps on Android, and likely other, operating systems...more

Huawei and DoCoMo Test LTE Services in the 5Ghz Spectrum Band
August 21st 2014 - 00:45 GMT
Japans's NTT DoCoMo says that it has demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum, which is widely used for wireless LAN networks in many countries today....more

63Mbps in 3C-HSDPA Test by Huawei
August 12th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Huawei says that it has successfully completed tests of 3-Carrier-High Speed Downlink Packet Access (3C-HSDPA)...more

Pairing Old Technologies with New for Next Generation Electronic Devices
August 10th 2014 - 23:25 GMT
UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices....more

The Grass Really is Greener on TV and Computer Screens, Thanks to Quantum Dots
August 10th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to display screens....more

Nokia Networks and Harris Launch a Rapidly Deployable LTE Coverage Solution
August 4th 2014 - 23:55 GMT
Nokia Networks and Harris have jointly shown off a rapidly deployable LTE solution, giving first responders 4G/LTE coverage and capacity in one hour or less,...more

No-power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality
August 4th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Imagine a world in which your wristwatch or other wearable device communicates directly with your online profiles, storing information about your daily activities where you can best access it - all without requiring batteries. ...more

ZTE and TIM Brasil to Set Up Broadband Innovation Centre
July 24th 2014 - 10:30 GMT
ZTE has announced an agreement with TIM Brasil to establish a broadband innovation centre in Brazil to spearhead research in next-generation broadband technologies....more

Huawei Working on TV Broadcasts over LTE in the UK
July 21st 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei says that it is collaborating with a number of companies to demonstrate TV broadcasts over LTE networks....more

SK Telecom and Ericsson Show Off Elastic Cell, a Key Enabler for 5G
July 20th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
SK Telecom and Ericsson have demonstrated a key enabler for future 5G networks -- the so-called Elastic Cell technology which can boost mobile data speeds at the edges of cell boundaries....more

Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz
July 17th 2014 - 23:25 GMT
Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies -- frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. ...more

An Anti-glare, Anti-reflective Display for Mobile Devices?
July 17th 2014 - 00:00 GMT
If you've ever tried to watch a video on a tablet on a sunny day, you know you have to tilt it at just the right angle to get rid of glare or invest in a special filter. ...more

Japan Pushing for 5G Phones for Tokyo Olympics in 2020
July 15th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
The Japanese government has started encouraging the mobile industry to push ahead with developing standards for 5G technologies so that they can be ready in time for the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in 2020....more