Category Archives: Third & Fourth Generation Wireless Access

The Shift to Microwave Broadband Is Coming Sooner than You Think

Posted on The tide is shifting on acceptance and adoption of microwave radio as a viable alternative or supplement to fibre and economics may dictate more of the same. For many in the telecommunications industry the recognition of microwave as a viable… Continue Reading

Fiber and Wire Roadblocks: How Microwave can Help

Posted on The typical forms of voice and data transport for Carrier Ethernet Services are fiber and copper. While both provide connectivity in access networks, fiber is favoured for its prolific capacity, and copper is most widely used in environments with an… Continue Reading

Microwave and Carrier Ethernet: Separating Fact from Fiction

Posted on If you want to cause a stir, walk into a room full of seasoned technicians and mention microwave. Citing the twin fears of limited capacity and weather-dependent performance, many will offer stories of past problems without realizing that, like many… Continue Reading

Backhaul Solutions for Backhaul’s Sake

Posted on Today, operators in many parts of the world are supporting multi-generation wireless networks. As deployment of next generation network access technologies gain momentum, many operators will endure a transition period where legacy services based in the time domain will need… Continue Reading

Mary Meeker Speaks of the “Ferocious Page of Change in Tech”

Posted on Mary Meeker, often dubbed ‘Queen of the Internet’, presented a number of insights on trends in media, social networking, and mobile broadband usage at this week’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. From the rapid redefinition of how media is… Continue Reading

Digital Television Yields to Broadband Wireless Access

Posted on The digitization of US over-the-air television channels has afforded a twofold opportunity to expand broadband access in that country. The most publicized was the reassigning of 108 MHz of spectrum at the ‘top’ of the former UHF analogue television band… Continue Reading

The “Disruptive” Impact of TD-LTE

Posted on There has been much discussion lately about spectrum limitations in light of the market’s ever-increasing appetite for mobile data services. As we look ahead to fourth generation technologies, we recognize that asymmetrical duplexing associated with TDD (Time Division Duplex) will… Continue Reading

List of Technical Terms & Acronyms

Posted on Hi readers, Acronyms can be confusing. At WireIE, we constantly like to keep an up-to-date, ongoing list of all the terms that relate to our business and industry. Click here to access the PDF. We will be updating it again… Continue Reading

Broadband Wireless Takes on Legacy Broadband

Posted on As experts in next generation networks, WireIE has been a strong promoter of WiMAX from the start.  As the impact of Clearwire’s WiMAX network roll-out takes hold, trends in customer behavior are beginning to emerge. In this article by Marguerite… Continue Reading

WireIE’s Backhaul Project

Posted on WireIE is currently deploying a 20-site backhaul project that entails installing and testing Dragonwave microwave equipment. The result of this project will be an all-IP HSPA network, which will pave the way to an LTE network in the future. The… Continue Reading