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Telstra’s Gigabit Class LTE Network, the work of art

Telstra’s Gigabit Class LTE Network, the work of art

We just came back from Sydney, Australia where we had the opportunity to experience the world’s first Gigabit Class LTE network operated by Telstra, using the world’s first commercially available Gigabit Class LTE device, Netgear® Nighthawk M1 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem. As we are still in the process of analyzing the collected data, this brief overview should offer our initial impressions. The vast majority of outdoor tests were conducted on March 14th & 15th and included visits to iconic locations throughout Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD). On March 16th stormy weather limited […]

Sprint’s Gigabit Class LTE network goes live in New Orleans

Sprint’s Gigabit Class LTE network goes live in New Orleans

On Wednesday night at an event held at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Sprint showed off commercial readiness of their Gigabit Class LTE network, achieving peak speeds in excess of 700Mbps in a live network. Nokia provided the infrastructure including Nokia Flexi basestations installed throughout the basketball arena, permanently adding coverage and capacity. Motorola supplied pre-commercial Category 16 LTE handsets powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, with integrated Gigabit Class X16 LTE modem. The yet to be released device supported 256QAM Modulation, and included a quad antenna design for 4×4 MIMO operation on Sprint’s 2.5GHz network. Sprint has […]

Welcome to Cellular Insights!

Welcome to Cellular Insights!

In our hyper-connected world, smartphones have taken center stage. Obsession with bigger screens, faster processors with more cores, and better cameras with higher megapixel count is reaching a new all time high. At the same time, mainstream tech blogs are increasingly struggling to differentiate from the rest, while the smartphone market is becoming extremely saturated. But rather than bombarding you with redundant smartphone unboxing videos, camera performance reviews, subjective opinions on design and user interface, we will evaluate the modem, antenna, and front end performance of popular smartphones. Our goal is to bring this essential and long forgotten topic to the forefront, […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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