Shares of Nokia Corp (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.09 points or -1.62% at $5.47 with 14.98 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $5.43, the shares hit an intraday low of $5.40 and an intraday high of $5.48 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $31.22 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 5.77 billion shares.
On September 16, 2016 Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have achieved unprecedented transmission capacity and spectral efficiency in an optical communications field trial with a new modulation technique. The breakthrough research could extend the capability of optical networks to meet surging data traffic demands.
The demonstration shows that the flexibility and performance of optical networks can be maximized when adjustable transmission rates are dynamically adapted to channel conditions and traffic demands. As part of the Safe and Secure European Routing (SASER) project, the experiment over a deployed optical fiber network of Deutsche Telekom achieved a net 1 Terabit transmission rate. This is close to the theoretical maximum information transfer rate of that channel and thus approaching the Shannon Limit of the fiber link.
The Shannon Limit was discovered in 1948 by Claude Shannon, Bell Labs pioneer and the “father of information theory.”
The trial of the novel modulation approach, known as Probabilistic Constellation Shaping (PCS), uses quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) formats to achieve higher transmission capacity over a given channel to significantly improve the spectral efficiency of optical communications.
PCS modifies the probability with which constellation points – the alphabet of the transmission – are used. Traditionally, all constellation points are used with the same frequency. PCS cleverly uses constellation points with high amplitude less frequently than those with lesser amplitude to transmit signals that, on average, are more resilient to noise and other impairments. This allows the transmission rate to be tailored to ideally fit the transmission channel, delivering up to 30 percent greater reach.
Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.45 points or 0.72% at $62.99 with 14.68 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $62.88, the shares hit an intraday low of $62.37 and an intraday high of $63.44 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $91.39 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.47 billion shares.
On Sept. 6, 2016 QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) and Virginia Tech begin a multi-year collaboration this fall with the launch of the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ at Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church.
The Thinkabit Lab experience offers both teachers and students an engaging learning environment—part lab, makerspace and classroom—to foster creativity, collaboration and the critical skills necessary for the 21st century. The new Thinkabit Lab is led by Virginia Tech’s Department of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering and School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, based on Qualcomm’s World of Work and STEM coursework.
Residing in the National Capital Region, the lab is Qualcomm’s first outside of San Diego, servicing underserved students, students underrepresented in STEM careers, and teachers from the metro Washington D.C. area. For some students, the Thinkabit Lab experience will offer a first introduction to hands-on STEM learning and real-world careers.
“The work that Qualcomm and Virginia Tech are doing at the new Thinkabit Lab is remarkable,” said Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf. “Beyond being a space to inspire the next generation of inventors, it will allow to us to leverage the expertise of both organizations, and through research and practical application, we will bring new advancements to STEM education at all levels.”