The FCC has granted Qualcomm a nearly one-year extension to conduct LTE-U tests with Verizon in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and in Cary and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Huawei and Vodacom South Africa said they hit peak download speeds of over 1 Gbps by aggregating LTE in both licensed and unlicensed bands, claiming a first for the African market.
Qualcomm was first to market with 802.11ac Wave 2 for the enterprise, and now it's getting out in front with a new family of tri-radio 802.11ac platforms designed for home networks. Qualcomm made the tri-radio announcement at the Computex 2016 trade show in Taipei, Taiwan.
Qualcomm is seeking permission from the FCC to conduct tests in the 3560-3650 MHz frequency range in California over the course of 12 months.
BOSTON-- A top executive from CableLabs said that the Wi-Fi Alliance's efforts to create a testing process for LTE-U technology is not moving too slowly, as executives from T-Mobile US and Qualcomm have argued.
Motorola introduced a trio of Moto G devices, splitting its popular and affordable gadget into three distinct models in its fourth generation.
Intel has foundered and is largely withdrawing from smartphones, tablets and 4G: instead, it is cutting its losses somewhat while still gambling on what is hoped to be the next big thing with IoT in 5G. This is a strategic reboot, along with a major corporate restructuring involving 12,000 layoffs, that sidesteps unfulfilled expectations for profitable mobile business operations in the short or medium term.
Counting as backers Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, among others, Nest Labs released Open Thread, an open source implementation of the Thread networking protocol.
Qualcomm got what it asked for: permission to continue LTE-U product development testing with T-Mobile at several locations, including where T-Mobile is based in Bellevue, Washington.
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.