While some LTE-U stakeholders are frustrated with how long it's taking, the Wi-Fi Alliance says it's on track to meet its goal of releasing this summer a final test plan for ensuring coexistence between LTE-U and Wi-Fi in unlicensed spectrum.
Just a few months after closing its merger with Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia announced it will spend roughly $191 million to purchase Withings, a French startup founded in 2008 that makes activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, home and baby monitors and other health-related gadgets and services. Nokia said it would add the company to its Nokia Technologies division, which also houses the company's patent-licensing business as well as its new virtual reality camera-making effort.
The MulteFire Alliance is getting even more traction with the addition of Japan's SoftBank Corp. as a new member.
Qualcomm Technologies is going full bore on its drone R&D now that it has obtained a certificate of authorization (COA) from the FAA to do outdoor testing of drones on its San Diego campus.
Nvidia is suing Qualcomm in London for unfairly forcing it to pull the plug on the Icera business it bought in 2011, Bloomberg reported.
Qualcomm Technologies has applied for a special temporary authority (STA) with the FCC in order to conduct LTE-U experiments at four test sites in the AWS and 5 GHz bands for what it describes as "very small scale" product development testing.
ZTE ratcheted down its 2015 net profit Wednesday due to the sanctions the U.S. imposed for allegedly violating governmental export controls on Iran. The Chinese telecom gear manufacturer reported $493.3 million in net profit for the year, down from the $586 million it posted in a preliminary report in January.
A document that Ericsson filed with the FCC indicates the final test plan related to LTE-U and Wi-Fi coexistence from the Wi-Fi Alliance Coexistence Task Group will not be completed until mid-August at the earliest. But the Wi-Fi Alliance says its goal is to deliver a coexistence test plan by summer 2016.
Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, is working closely with Acuity Brands in the commercial deployment of LED lighting fixtures/services that use Qualcomm Lumicast technology to bring indoor positioning capabilities and services to retailers.
LTE-U as currently contemplated would be a disaster for Wi-Fi, and any type of co-channel LTE, including LAA, is likely to significantly reduce Wi-Fi coverage area unless specific coexistence mechanisms are adopted, according to a presentation Broadcom delivered to the FCC last week.