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3GPP video with TCCA leaders

May 19, 2015

A new 3GPP video discusses how LTE is a vital part of the Critical Communications future, but carries a word of warning from Phil Kidner - the CEO of the TCCA - who believes that the 3GPP specifications are yet to meet all of the mission critical requirements, meaning that TETRA is set to be around for a number of years to come.

Vacancy - recruitment of an MCC Project Manager

A vacancy is available in MCC, and applications are now invited.  

Candidates should have a general awareness of second-, third- and fourth-generation digital mobile communications, ideally some project management skills and an appreciation of standardization processes. 

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RIO Welcomes RAN

May 6, 2015

This April saw the first ever RAN working group meeting in Brazil. RAN4 was hosted in Rio de Janeiro by Qualcomm Inc. Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent Technologies) and TIM Brasil. The meeting was inspired by the Brazilian Communication Ministry, and supported by CPqD Foundation, a Brazilian research institute who led the work in RAN4 to specify the “Brazilian” RF band 31 (450 MHz) back in 2012.

The technical work was typically intense and varied including topics such as requirements for UE receivers with four antennas, which have been in the core standards since Release 8 but never fully specified. Quadruple carrier aggregation is now in full swing as well as the highly topical licensed assisted access (LAA) work to define the co-existence between LTE and WLAN in the 5 GHz ISM band.

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