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.
ZTE is in "constructive" discussions with U.S. regulators to lift export restrictions imposed last week, according to a Reuters report.
While students at NYU Wireless conducted pioneering research to prove that millimeter wave frequencies can and will work for mobile communications, its partners in the vendor community are demonstrating how that research applies to real-world scenarios.
The U.S. Commerce Department will place export restrictions on ZTE this week, according to a Reuters report, for allegedly violating U.S. export controls on Iran. The restrictions, which will take effect tomorrow, will require the Chinese manufacturer's suppliers to apply for an export license before shipping any U.S.-made equipment or parts to ZTE.
There's a new Internet of Things group today – the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), but it's designed to unify the industry, not add to the fragmentation, and instead of pitting Intel and Qualcomm against one another, they're joining forces.
Separately, they've been active in the 3.5 GHz arena, but now Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Federated Wireless and Ruckus Wireless are getting together to announce their shared commitment to promote solutions using the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band that the FCC acted on last year.