Wednesday, 18 July 2018

(Good) Friday Review: Scrambled spectrum

By Nick Wood and Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Thursday 05 April 12

Spectrum fragmentation causes headaches for regulators, device makers and operators, plus the week's news highlights.

At this time of year, the word "fragmented" most frequently refers to the state of a chocolate egg, but in the telecoms space this week it was all about mobile spectrum.  Issues around LTE spectrum fragmentation, which recently reached the masses courtesy of Apple's new iPad, rumbled on as one industry player revealed the cost burden of supporting so many frequency bands in mobile devices. "It's not just building in the technology it's more the cost of certification," explained Jerome Nadel, chief experience officer at device maker Option. Headquartered in Belgium, Option makes a range of mobile connectivity products, from modules, to dongles and data cards. The company has recently branched out into mobile WiFi routers, value added services, and even a 3G surveillance camera…

At this time of year, the word "fragmented" most frequently refers to the state of a chocolate egg, but in the telecoms space this week it was all about mobile spectrum.  Issues around LTE spectrum fragmentation, which recently reached the masses courtesy of Apple's new iPad, rumbled on as one industry player revealed the cost burden of supporting so many frequency bands in mobile devices. "It's not just building in the technology it's more the cost of certification," explained Jerome Nadel, chief experience officer at device maker Option. Headquartered in Belgium, Option makes a range of mobile connectivity products, from modules, to dongles and data cards. The company has recently branched out into mobile WiFi routers, value added services, and even a 3G surveillance camera…

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