The developer of a new app that overcomes the problems of poor smartphone data connectivity in crowded places has been awarded a grant from the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering.
The digitalStadium app, developed by Dr Ian Wakeman, allows individual smartphone apps to crowd-share data bandwidth by building a network directly between smartphones and using them to distribute information.
Telstra and Ericsson have completed the world’s first data session on the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) 700 MHz band using a pre-release 4G LTE smartphone on a commercial mobile network.
The first call on 700 MHz was made on Telstra’s live network using Ericsson’s new APT 700 radio equipment across two test sites in Australia.
Nokia Solutions and Networks has launched a service that can predict potential network outages and beefed up its carrier aggregation (CA) software to enable 450MBps, amid a glut of pre-Mobile World Congress announcements.