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Showing posts from March, 2022

StarHub's SmartPTT Push-to-talk over Cellular (PTToC) Solution

Back in November, the Singaporean MNO StarHub announced the launch of Singapore’s first 5G-capable mission critical communications solution, enabling enterprises and government agencies to communicate with specified groups of people simply by pressing a Push-to-Talk (PTT) button.  A press release said: Named StarHub SmartPTT, the new solution sets up an encrypted enterprise-grade network over StarHub 5G and 4G connectivity, for identified mobile phones to function just like walkie-talkies or two-way radios – boosted with crystal-clear quality, unlimited range nationwide, and first-of-its-kind ‘live’ video feeds. StarHub SmartPTT is a one-stop solution comprising island wide 5G/4G connectivity, ruggedised PTT devices, customisable user application, training, and comprehensive after-sales support with guaranteed response times. Customers just need to liaise with a single party for all of their instant and critical communication needs. In addition, the solution offers a dispatch console

5G NR (New Radio) for Beginners

While our Free 5G training course , '5G for Absolute Beginners', is still going great, nearly 2 years after we put it online, there is one area that was just too big to cover, the basics of 5G New Radio (5G NR). While we have quite a few materials on the topic, a recent webinar from the training company Wray Castle is a good one for beginners.  In the one-hour talk, they discuss some of the features of 5G NR, together with the advantages and opportunities they bring to network operators. Topics include: 5G New Radio Overview Underlying Flexibility – the Key Difference Compared to 4G LTE Working Efficiently with 4G LTE – Controlling the Investment 5G New Radio - Opening New Spectrum Advanced Antenna Techniques – Increasing Efficiency Maximising Efficiency Across a Wide Range of Radio Environments Coding for Error Protection – Across a Wide Range of Radio Environments Efficiently Tailoring the 5G NR to Different Use Cases Achieving Low Latency with 5G NR The video is embedded bel

Gogo to bring 5G Connectivity to Planes

We have looked at Connectivity on Planes in a tutorial before. We have also discussed Air-to-Ground (A2G) Networks for Emergency Communications. As the number of 5G devices grows, it makes sense to have 5G connectivity on the planes to be able to provide much faster speeds to the end users willing to pay the premium. Gogo is the world's largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. According to their website , Gogo Business Aviation has shipped more than 17,000 systems worldwide, is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer, and has solutions installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets.  They also offer a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions. Their products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission types from turboprops to the largest global jets, and are utilized by the largest