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  • Google unveils Brillo, Weave for the Internet of Things

    It's official. Google announced Brillo at its I/O conference as an underlying operating system for the Internet of Things, with Weave to act as a cross-platform language that will allow Brillo devices talk to one another.

Nokia strives to be 'vendor of choice' with SON acquisition

Nokia Networks will gain self-organizing network (SON) expertise with the purchase of Eden Rock Communications, helping the Finnish vendor fulfill its vision to become the "vendor-of-choice" in that arena.

Madden: Where will small cells be needed?

We found that a major American city reaches "Super Bowl" levels of data traffic between 2 and 3 years after its benchmark sporting event. New York City has recently reached 2013 Super Bowl levels of traffic density in its hotspots. We can expect San Francisco to reach the level of the 2015 Super Bowl in about 2017.

IHS survey confirms Wi-Fi operator interest in Hotspot 2.0

If there were any doubt where Wi-Fi service providers are headed, a new report confirms their interest in migrating to Hotspot 2.0. Service providers across the globe that operate carrier Wi-Fi networks expect to significantly increase their access point deployments by the end of 2016, according to a survey by IHS Infonetics.

Ericsson to launch 5G pilot with Swedish mining industry

Collaborating with several Swedish companies, Ericsson plans to launch a pilot project that will use 5G technology to improve productivity and safety in the Swedish mining industry.

LTE picks up steam in Russia despite many challenges

While Russia lags behind Western Europe in terms of LTE penetration, there are signs that LTE deployments in Russia are picking up steam.

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