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AT&T exec: IoT standards groups need to work together

The different groups working on standards to connect devices to each other as part of the Internet of Things will eventually need to work together or the industry will need to decide on a select few, according to an AT&T Mobility senior executive.

Nitero's WiGig, 802.11ad chip family specifically designed for mobile use

Competition in the WiGig market is heating up rapidly, with Tier 1 smartphone companies asking for 11ad for late-2015 models. The latest WiGig offering is from fabless semiconductor company Nitero, which is applying its 60 GHz CMOS expertise to 60G, its new family of 802.11ad solutions designed for mobile devices plus displays and peripherals.

AT&T unveils LTE phones that support 700 MHz spectrum it got from Qualcomm

AT&T Mobility's version of LG Electronics' G3 smartphone has support for an LTE band linked to the 700 MHz Lower D and E Block spectrum AT&T bought from Qualcomm, the first device from the carrier to support such spectrum. The band, LTE Band 29, appears on the technical specifications for the G3 on AT&T's website. AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel confirmed the device does support Band 29. Other recent smartphones from AT&T, such as Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, do not support Band 29.

Intel, Qualcomm execs both say IoT will benefit from one standard

Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson partner on field trials of 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing

Verizon is joining chipmaker Qualcomm and infrastructure vendor Ericsson on field trials of spectrum-sharing technology in the 3550-3650 MHz band at multiple locations.

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Ericsson claims 3-Carrier HSDPA first

Ericsson said it plans to include 3-Carrier HSDPA (3C-HSDPA) functionality in a forthcoming software release, after conducting the world's first demonstration of the technology on a commercial network in Turkey.

Intel, Samsung and others forge open-source Internet of Things connectivity group

Intel, Samsung Electronics, Broadcom and other wireless and technology players joined forces to create a new group aimed at coming up with an open-source standard to connect devices to each other across operating systems and wireless protocols as part of the Internet of Things.

Qualcomm says it will rely on its core strengths in connected car market

Qualcomm is playing to its strengths in the connected car market rather than attempting to compete with established chipmakers that provide engine management and safety systems, according to the U.S.-based company's director of marketing.

Chipset M&A heating up this year, having hit $11B already

So far 2014 is the biggest year for deals among chipset companies since 2011--and it's not over yet. Almost $11 billion worth of North American semiconductor transactions were announced in the first half of 2014, according to data compiled by  Bloomberg.