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Verizon and Samsung launch femtocell for consumers and small businesses

Verizon and Samsung are targeting consumers and small businesses with a new 4G femtocell.

Qualcomm, MulteFire Alliance on the hunt for wireless, cable members

MulteFire is the key to driving LTE without a license. Qualcomm's technology, which achieves the basics of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz band without needing to own spectrum, has gained support and skepticism. But will MulteFire find footing in the wireless, cable or broadband industry when it competes with so many similar technologies?

MegaFon agrees U.S. roaming deal with TNS

MegaFon signed a deal with Transaction Network Services (TNS) that the U.S.-headquartered platform provider said opens the door to new inbound roaming revenues for the Russian operator, while also improving the user experience for its customers when travelling to the U.S.

Nokia promises 400 Mbps with TD-LTE-A Pro and LTE-Wi-Fi Aggregation demo at MWC Shanghai

Nokia will showcase its latest TD-LTE-Advanced (TD-LTE-A) and TD-LTE-Advanced Pro offerings at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which takes place June 29 through July 1.

Swisscom, Ericsson collaborate on Swiss 5G project

Ericsson wrapped up a busy week of 5G developments by announcing a new programme with Swisscom and unveiling what it described as "5G plug-ins" to help bridge the gap with current mobile networks.

Schoolar: Have I been using the wrong analogy in describing LPWA IoT?

A more appropriate analogy when comparing the different business models and market competition associated with LPWA IoT is Wi-Fi versus cellular data. In this case, LoRa and Sigfox would be Wi-Fi while NB-IoT is, of course, cellular data.

GSA: Global LTE subscriptions reach 1.29B in Q1 2016

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) said LTE gained 182 million connections in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 1.29 billion worldwide by the end of March.

T-Mobile testing three-channel carrier aggregation on LTE network

T-Mobile US is testing carrier aggregation technology across three different spectrum bands, a move that could significantly improve the speed and performance of the operator's LTE network.

Verizon's 'Vision Zero' smart city effort rolling out in Boston

Verizon is launching a smart city technology trial with Boston called "Vision Zero." The trial will include a combination of traffic and public safety plans and is set to run from June through December. As FierceTelecom reports, Vision Zero will look at the corridor along Massachusetts Avenue to address various issues including traffic management, traffic signaling and congestion, as well as public safety with a particular focus on pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

GSA: LTE network launches now exceed 500 worldwide

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) said the number of commercially launched LTE networks passed the 500 milestone during May 2016.