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Qualcomm: We're working at a feverish pace to develop 5G tech

Prior to last week's unanimous FCC vote to open up vast amounts of millimeter wave spectrum for 5G, Qualcomm had all kinds of suggestions for how it should be implemented. But the day after the historic vote, it was more interested in savoring the moment.

Broadcom: LTE-U program proceeding faster than typical Wi-Fi Alliance plan

While the Wi-Fi Alliance has taken plenty of heat for not moving fast enough on the LTE-U/Wi-Fi Coexistence Test Plan, Broadcom is reminding FCC staff that indeed, the program is proceeding at a faster pace than the typical Wi-Fi Alliance program.

After thorough study, 3GPP, IEEE move forward on LAA specifications

While the Wi-Fi and LTE-U communities continue to lock horns over the timing of a Wi-Fi Alliance test regime and subsequent ability to commercially deploy LTE-U, the stakeholders in the LAA arena have managed to move forward on their coexistence specifications.

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 821 for next wave of high-end phones

Qualcomm announced the speedier successor to its Snapdragon 820 processor.

Ericsson: Vodafone Ireland 4G network upgrade delivers fastest LTE uplink rates in Europe

Vodafone Ireland boosted the uplink speed of its commercial LTE network 200 per cent by deploying an Ericsson carrier aggregation (CA) software upgrade.

Verizon, T-Mobile can still get time-to-market advantage with LTE-U despite delay, analysts say

Even though the timeline for deploying LTE-U equipment has been pushed back while the Wi-Fi Alliance finalizes a coexistence test plan for LTE-U and Wi-Fi, Verizon and T-Mobile US could still benefit with a time-to-market advantage over LAA, analysts said.

ITIF to policymakers: To support 5G development, bring mmWave to market and streamline infrastructure deployment

5G functionality is on track to expand wireless functionality over 4G LTE's capabilities, but there is more policymakers can do to set the stage for innovation, ITIF found in a new report it released Thursday.

Qualcomm's collaboration with Google could pave the way for a high-end Tango phone

Qualcomm said its Snapdragon 820 processor is now compatible with Tango, Google's virtual reality initiative. Future Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors will also support Tango, the company announced, enabling manufacturers to make their devices Tango-compatible by using them in their hardware without having to add extra co-processors.

Wi-Fi Alliance launches expanded Wi-Fi Certified ac program for Wave 2 features

Qualcomm, Huawei Wireless, Cisco, Aruba, Broadcom and Quantenna are just a few of the companies throwing their support behind the next wave in Wi-Fi, appropriately called "wave 2" features that more efficiently handle high-bandwidth applications.

Qualcomm hunts for carrier support for MulteFire

Qualcomm is pushing its MulteFire technology aggressively. The MulteFire Alliance, which was founded in December 2015, includes heavyweights such as Ericsson and Nokia, and new members include Cisco, SoftBank, and Neul, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huawei. The group is slated to release the final technical spec for the technology later this year.