Articles by Jof Enriquez

  1. FCC Wants To Streamline Rules To Spur 5G Small Cell Deployment

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to relax existing rules governing the deployment of small cells needed to run upcoming 5G networks across the United States.

  2. The Week In 5G: 3/2/2018 – Carriers One-Up Each Other With 5G Rollout Announcements At MWC; Ask For More Government Support

    This week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona ratcheted up the 5G hype a few notches with mobile carriers announcing the build-up of 5G in more U.S. cities while calling on government to support their 5G network rollouts.

  3. Breaking Lorentz Reciprocity With Broadband Passive Isolators

    Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin and City University of New York have developed a fully passive isolator consisting of coupled nonlinear resonators to propagate microwaves over a broad bandwidth. The design could be transferred to optical applications, as well.

  4. Week In 5G: 2/23/2018 – Intel Eyes 5G Laptops, AT&T Announces First Cities Getting Mobile 5G

    Intel will be presenting demos or concepts of 5G-enabled devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, between Feb. 26 and March 1, 2018. At the same event, Intel and Huawei will demonstrate the world's first 5G New Radio (5G NR) over-the-air interoperability trial.

  5. The Week In 5G: 2/16/2018 – 5G Debuts At Winter Olympics, UK's Spectrum Auction To Go Ahead

    The world's largest showcase of 5G technology got underway at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea this week. Several 5G use cases are being demonstrated at the Games, ranging from driverless shuttles and ultrafast video streaming to wildlife management.

  6. The Week In 5G: 2/9/2018 - Nokia, Qualcomm Complete 5G NR Interoperability Testing; Advocate For Nationalized U.S. 5G Leaves White House

    Nokia and Qualcomm have completed interoperability and over-the-air testing — compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard — in the 3.5 Ghz and 28 Ghz spectrum. Successful testing allows operators to begin 5G NR field trials this year, in preparation for the rollout of commercial 5G services starting in 2019.

  7. The Week In 5G: 1/26/2018 – Qualcomm Teams With Chinese Companies On '5G Pioneer' Initiative; Deutsche Telekom, Intel, and Huawei Demonstrate 5G Interoperability

    Qualcomm has announced a "5G Pioneer" Initiative with Chinese companies to deliver 5G-ready devices commercially by 2019. 

  8. Injector Gun, Cryomodule Delivered For SLAC's X-Ray Laser Upgrade

    The injector gun and first cryomodule for Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II) — one of the most advanced superconducting laser projects in the world and the only one in the U.S. — have arrived at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. 

  9. FCC Says Mobile Broadband No Substitute For Fixed, Vows To Hasten Broadband Deployment

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reaffirmed that broadband deployment is the top priority to bridge the digital divide in America. The agency says its recent efforts to monitor and accelerate progress in both fixed and mobile services are consistent with its mandate under the 1996 Telecommunications Act, but adds it still has much work to do.

  10. The Week In 5G: 1/19/2018 – Samsung And Ericsson Unveil New 5G Gear, AT&T Cuts Ties With Huawei

    Samsung is planning to become the third major player in the 5G modem chip market when it reveals its first 5G modem chip for smartphones in the second half of this year.