Cisco is rumored to be laying off half the staff of Ubiquisys, a U.K.-based small-cell vendor it bought in 2013. If the rumors are true – and Cisco has not confirmed them – the big question from enterprises' point of view is whether the downsizing is more about Cisco or about small cells.
Mobile device use is spurring investment by wireless carriers in small cells and Wi-Fi hotspots, says ABI Research.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 17, including Apple's unveiling of new iPads and the projected Apply Pay date, predictions of smartwatches exceeding 100 million by 2019, mobile operators to shift 20 percent of traffic to small cells by 2018, new location-based service firms provide low-cost platforms to carriers and wearable sensor shipments to jump seven-fold by 2019 according to IHS.
At the rate current backhaul networks are currently evolving, the bandwidth required by devices roaming between small cells and macro cells could overwhelm their control systems.
Although 4G LTE networks promise much faster mobile broadband speeds, they could also open up enterprises to increased security risks, warns Martin Nuss, chief technology officer at Vitesse Semiconductor.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 23, including BlackBerry unveiling BES 10 as a hosted service, Apple posting record iPhone sales and revenues, an explosion of enterprise small cell deployment is expected within the next 12 months, Microsoft unveils cheapest Windows Phone yet and NVIDIA is to release its SHIELD tablet on July 29.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, May 21 including the increase of smartwatch shipments in Q1, VoLTE's role in growth of carrier VoIP and IMS revenues, FCC Commissioner Pai's stance on rules for restricting carriers from deploying small cells and DAS, the majority of time spent on a mobile phone is on apps and an enterprise mobility management firm's expansion in Japan.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 25, including the finalized acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft, the disappointing employment of small cell technology, the rise in sensor hub shipments, a phenomenon known as cross-channel message fatigue and the latest career move for the former president of Tumblr.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 3/28 including: the Enterprise Mobility Suite unveiling by Microsoft this week, BlackBerry CEO makes cuts due to profit and revenue decline, the value of tablets, the growth of the outdoor small cell gear market and stats on headphone/smartphone connections.
Smartphones and tablets are expected to fuel growth in 'gallium arsenide device' revenues over the next couple of years, with GaAs device revenues to reach $6.1 billion in 2017--up from $5.3 billion in 2012--according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.