Industry

5G is driving the RF power semiconductor market

03 August, 2020

Spending on RF power semiconductors continued to grow in 2019, nearing the US$2 billion mark, with gallium nitride continuing to make inroads.


BAE Systems finalises purchase of military GPS business

03 August, 2020 | Supplied by: BAE Systems

The acquisition will augment BAE Systems' Electronic Systems portfolio through the addition of GPS anti-jamming and anti-spoofing technology.


Comms Comms webinars in August and beyond

03 August, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Comms Connect

There are plenty of comms sector events coming up over the next few months, covering everything from radio basics to mission-critical comms and leadership.


5G network infrastructure spend to almost double this year

30 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Investment in wireless infrastructure is gaining momentum as communications service providers focus on 5G initiatives.


4G boosted the US economy by 10%, study claims

30 July, 2020

If it were a country, the US wireless industry would be the world's 21st largest economy, and there are more 4G subscriptions in the US than there are people.


Hobby drone supplier fined US$2.9m for RF infringements

24 July, 2020

US online hobby equipment supplier HobbyKing has been fined US$2,861,128 by the FCC for marketing drone transmitters that did not comply with licensing rules.


Comms Connect Melbourne cancelled; online courses booming

22 July, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Comms Connect (WFevents)

This year's Comms Connect Melbourne has had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, but online courses and workshops are proving highly popular.


RF design implications for 5G devices

21 July, 2020

A teardown of second-generation 5G smartphones has found that RF front end content is moving to full level, integrated modem-RF system designs.


Critical communications and change management

21 July, 2020 by Corey Weir, Chairman, RFUANZ | Supplied by: Radio Frequency Users Association of New Zealand (RFUANZ)

Earthquakes, terrorist attacks and pandemics remind us of how our expectations of critical communications have also changed.


New global standards will accelerate the use of IoT devices

16 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The latest specifications under oneM2M's Release 4 will soon be launched, providing a range of benefits.


Public safety comms depend on governance, not technology

13 July, 2020 by Hamish Duff, President, ARCIA | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

Australia needs national leadership to provide a communications governance and funding framework that enables public safety agencies to get on with the job.


3GPP announces Release 16 completion

09 July, 2020

Release 16 has been completed, with the Stage 3 freeze and the ASN.1 and OpenAPI specification freeze being approved.


Optus to launch software-defined satellite in 2023

07 July, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Optus Pty Ltd

The Optus 11 satellite will use Ku band spectrum and have a footprint spanning from Antarctica to the Cocos Islands and the Pacific.


Comms Connect New Zealand postponed until 2021

03 July, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Comms Connect (WFevents)

Whilst the New Zealand event has been postponed until 2021, Comms Connect's online events are booming.


Webinar: Mission-critical product certification

30 June, 2020

GCF and TCCA will provide an update on 2 July on progress made so far by the Joint Task Force for mission-critical product certification.


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