Sprint tapped Airbiquity as a technology provider for its Sprint Velocity global connected vehicle solution, with the operator slated to use the Airbiquity Choreo service delivery platform within the solution for vehicle manufacturers. “Sprint is leading the way in helping automakers more easily and affordably provide connected services in their autos and passenger trucks, and we are excited to expand our capability through pivotal relationships with market leaders like Airbiquity,” comments Wayne Ward, Sprint’s vice president/Emerging Solutions. “Airbiquity’s Choreo is a valuable addition to our Sprint Velocity ecosystem, providing a potent technology option for the integration of in-vehicle communication systems.” The partners also are looking at additional market segments where they might collaborate, including other transportation and medical markets. In other Sprint news, the carrier and its pending majority shareholder Softbank (click here for more information) have extended the deadline for filing the Registration Statement on Form S-4 from today to Dec. 21; the proxy statement that will be included in the Registration Statement will be sent only to Sprint shareholders…Wideband RFIC vendor Aviacomm Inc. and Toshiba Corporation are working together to develop and integrate Aviacomm’s Smart Analog Solution technology into the Toshiba Remote Base Station Product Line. According to Toshiba, its ROF Remote BTS approach “allows consolidation of the core network processing into a central location, while delivering the radio signal over fiber to remote digital radio heads. With this approach installation of additional network radios can be accomplished with minimal site preparation and a short amount of time.” The ARF performance and wideband programmability can be sampled today in the ARF1010EX Evaluation Kit. For more information, email Info@aviacomm.com.

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