An auto industry group, including Ford and General Motors, is urging President Barack Obama to ignore the recommendations that tech companies recently made about opening up the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi and instead stick to a previous plan for dedicated short range communication (DSRC) that they say will lead to safer roads.
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CommScope said Sprint has committed to "an extensive deployment" of its small cells in small to medium-sized business locations. And the deal appears to signal Sprint's eagerness to expand its presence in the managed Wi-Fi market.
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.
Samsung Electronics America might not be well-known its Wi-Fi offerings – it's been in the business a relatively short time compared with its history in cellular – but it powers the Wi-Fi network in Cleveland's I-X Center, which presented a significant coverage challenge.
Speaking at the WiFi Now conference last week, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told a group of industry representatives that the 5.9 GHz band is "our best near shot for having more Wi-Fi" and called for tests to ensure that it can be effectively used for this purpose.
Call quality using Wi-Fi on cell phones always has been an issue, and engineers at Republic Wireless have been obsessed with refining the process to make it better. Now, they're introducing Bonded Calling, a type of "patch" that intelligently senses sub-optimal conditions on a Wi-Fi network and responds by patching the gaps in a Wi-Fi call with redundancy on a cell data network.
Sprint is getting ready to roll with its intelligent Wi-Fi network that will launch in conjunction with Kansas City, Mo.'s new street car.
Google and Facebook are separately testing wireless broadband technologies that expand on fixed-line networks. And at least one of them may eventually threaten mobile network operators.
NASHVILLE-- A top T-Mobile US executive warned that the rollout of LTE Unlicensed technology could be delayed as regulators continue to debate the policies around commercialization of the technology.