Although the economy has rebounded somewhat since the depths of the Great Recession and companies in the wireless industry are no longer shedding jobs on a seemingly weekly basis as firms were in late 2008 and early 2009, not everything is rosy. FierceWireless has compiled a list of the five largest job cutting programs in wireless in 2015 thus far.
Qualcomm said it will sell its Vuforia augmented reality business to software firm PTC for $65 million. The terms of the transaction were confirmed by a Qualcomm spokesperson, and Qualcomm said it expects the deal to close by the end of 2015.
How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
Despite protests by LTE-U proponents who say they don't want the Wi-Fi Alliance dictating how their equipment gets certified, the Wi-Fi Alliance says it wants to make sure any LTE-U equipment that gets deployed will play fair with Wi-Fi.
Qualcomm, which indicated in November 2014 that it would push into the server chipset market dominated by Intel, demonstrated its Server Development Platform (SDP) product, which it said is now sampling to Tier 1 data center customers.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly sided with Qualcomm and T-Mobile US in the debate over whether or not the FCC should regulate LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and related technologies.
Ericsson said a joint demonstration of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) conducted with Qualcomm Technologies is another step along the path towards commercialising 5G technology.
Ofcom has reached a decision on how much UK mobile operators should pay for spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands, ending a process that has dragged on since 2010 and also raising fears that consumer mobile prices will be increased as a result.
The debate over LTE-U, which was developed outside the usual standards bodies, continues to pit the cable industry against the wireless industry. Are cable companies just being big bullies, or do they have legitimate objections to the technology?
The Small Cell Forum formally established six teams that will tackle specific work areas, including small cells in unlicensed spectrum, 5G and multi-operator small cells.