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Qualcomm CTO thinks LTE-Unlicensed and Wi-Fi can coexist peacefully, targets mid-2016 for LTE-U phones

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob said LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) can easily coexist with and protect Wi-Fi operations in unlicensed spectrum, similar to how different variants of Wi-Fi already perform today. He also said that he thinks commercial handsets that support LTE-U could be in the market by mid-2016.

5G predicted to include new air interface, expected to generate new revenues

BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue streams for wireless carriers.

Qualcomm Europe exec says consolidation and LTE development are fuelling region's revival

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm Europe's senior director of business development said the region is bouncing back in terms of technology development and operators' investments in networks.

T-Mobile sets LAA deployment for 2016

T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers to deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in 5 GHz spectrum in 2016.

Qualcomm teases Snapdragon 820, announces new fingerprint, 'cognitive computing' technologies

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm, the world's biggest supplier of processors for smartphones, offered a glimpse at the features of its next-generation flagship processor, the Snapdragon 820. The company also announced two major new products, an ultrasonic-based fingerprint-scanning technology and a "cognitive computing" platform the company said will give users' phones the ability to learn.

Samsung kicks off MWC device announcements

BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung got the ball rolling on Mobile World Congress device announcements, unveiling the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on the eve of the event, here.

EE says Wembley Stadium LTE carrier advanced demo a first for UK

EE said it achieved a UK first when it delivered a data rate of 400 Mbps to a single device during a demonstration of LTE carrier aggregation conducted in conjunction with Qualcomm

Qualcomm, Gogo continue clash over in-flight spectrum rules

It's been years in the making, and Qualcomm continues to urge the FCC to issue a Report and Order establishing the Next Generation Air-Ground service in the 14.0-14.5 GHz band "as soon as possible," according to an FCC filing. There's just one problem: Gogo.

SFR launches LTE Advanced in Marseille

France-based SFR has launched LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services in Marseille following earlier launches in the cities of Toulon, Toulouse and Lyon.

Qualcomm could face new antitrust probe in South Korea

Qualcomm is facing new pressure from regulators after South Korea's antitrust regulator said it is considering investigating whether the chipset giant misused its dominant market position in the country. The probe comes just days after Qualcomm announced a settlement with China's National Development and Reform Commission, in which the company agreed to pay a $975 million fine and change its licensing and royalty practices.