October 17, 2013
By Jeff Mucci
Jim Hudmon, cloud and technology services manager at Nexius, discusses the company’s investments and focus on cloud operations and cloud applications, as well as challenges in the industry. An interview with Jeff Mucci of RCR Wireless at PCIA Wireless Infrastructure 2013.
October 16, 2013
By Wayne Davidson, Nexius
With increasing numbers of consumers demanding ever more from their wireless connections, wireless carriers may view the acquisition of new spectrum as the best hope for meeting the demand. And they’re in luck. On Jan. 14, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission will auction off the latest piece of wireless spectrum — the so-called H-Block Band. With five megahertz up and five megahertz down, it’s a total of 10 megahertz from the 1.9 GHz spectrum — a small piece of what has been dubbed “gold” to the telecommunications industry.
Long term, carriers will want access to additional spectrum to meet expanding consumer demand. But prevailing in the upcoming auction is not going to solve the near-term problem presented by the demand that already exists. It’s going to be several years before any carrier has infrastructure in place to make much use of the H-Block Band, which brings us back to the more pressing question: What do you do in the near term to meet consumer demands?
Thankfully, there’s an answer to that question that benefits every carrier, even those that do not win the auction for the H-Band block: Make better use of what you’ve already got.
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September 4, 2013
By Wayne Davidson
Small cells are a big hit with the mobile operators, cable companies, OEMs, venue owners, and other companies. Thanks to the wildly soaring demand for mobile data services — and the long lead times required to free up and allocate more spectrum — small cell technologies are the go-to solutions for expanding wireless capacity and coverage.
Yet despite overall industry buy-in, small cell programs can stall in even the most committed adopters, regardless of company size and background. From Tier 1 operators to shopping mall owners, an overwhelming number of unexpected considerations can derail a small cell project.
So how do you get a project back on track? And how do you keep it on track and ensure your company meets its overall business and technology objectives? Based on our small cell engagements, we at Nexius advise our customers to take the 8 steps. See Full Article: http://ow.ly/oxt9m
Best Practices: Small Cell Strategies: 8 Steps to Jumpstart Your Project — Written for mobile operators and others that need to get a small cell project back on track, and keep it on track, this commentary offers important guidelines for key small cell consideration: http://ow.ly/ldiYq
White Paper: The Nexius Small Cell Playbook — This whitepaper offers an overview of small cells, DAS and Wi-Fi offload; the benefits, drawbacks and use cases for each; the target customer for each technology as well as its latest market trends. The playbook also covers Heterogeneous network (HetNet), LTE and Wi-Fi and utility operators and SmartGrid. The Nexius Small Cell Playbook can be downloaded for free at http://ow.ly/lbd93.
By Meghan Neal
July 22, 2013
Images via Nickolay Lamm. Captions by M. Browning Vogel, Ph.D.
Wi-fi. It’s all around us, quietly and invisibly powering our access to the world’s information. But few of us have a sense of what wi-fi actually is, let alone what it would look like if we could see it.
Artist Nickolay Lamm, a blogger for MyDeals.com, decided to shed some light on the subject. He created visualizations that imagine the size, shape, and color of wi-fi signals were they visible to the human eye.
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