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Wireless in the second quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Thread Group releases its networking protocol, adds Qualcomm as board member

Almost exactly a year after announcing itself to the world, the Thread Group is releasing the Thread 1.0 specifications and documentation that will allow its members to build Thread-compliant products.

Google, Microsoft, Apple execs among those topping the wireless industry's pay scale

While executives at AT&T and Verizon Wireless were traditionally the highest paid in the wireless industry, a new report from FierceWireless reveals that the compensation trend in 2014 shifted toward Google, Microsoft, Apple and Qualcomm.

The 10 highest-paid executives in wireless in 2014

Every year,  FierceWireless  ranks the top 10 highest-paid executives in the wireless industry, and every year executives from the nation's largest wireless carriers top the list. But not this time.

Qualcomm, Gogo, others continue to push for FCC's 14 GHz ATG spectrum auction despite moves to satellite services

Qualcomm, Gogo, Inmarsat and others continue to push the FCC to auction 500 MHz in the 14 GHz band for air-to-ground (ATG) wireless services for airline passengers, despite their newfound interest in satellite-based technologies. Specifically, the companies are arguing that in-flight broadband services do not pose a danger to airline passengers and personnel, and that a new ATG system would fortify existing terrestrial- and satellite-based systems for in-flight Internet access.

Report: MediaTek gains ground on Qualcomm in LTE baseband market

Qualcomm has been the leader in the LTE baseband chipset market, and it still is, but it now has a clear strong competitor in the form of MediaTek, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.

Qualcomm runs more tests to prove LTE-U, LAA are not Wi-Fi's enemy

Responding to claims that LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) will interfere with Wi-Fi under certain conditions, Qualcomm ran additional tests to show that LTE-U not only plays nice with Wi-Fi, but it also protects Wi-Fi to a greater degree than Wi-Fi protects itself.

Qualcomm responds to interference concerns: LTE-U won't interfere with cable Wi-Fi

In a new filing with the FCC, Qualcomm is working to address concerns expressed by the cable industry and other groups that services based on LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) technology could create radio interference with existing technologies, such as Wi-Fi.

Qualcomm's Jacobs: We have no plans to spin off chipset biz

Qualcomm Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs said the wireless silicon giant has no current plans to spin off its chipset business from its licensing business despite pressure from an activist investor to do so.

Google-backed Sidewalk Labs to take over NYC Wi-Fi rollout

Sidewalk Labs, the Google-backed urban innovation company that launched earlier this month to improve technology in cities, is taking control of the project that will bring free Wi-Fi to New York City via LinkNYC.