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IoT startup Sigfox launching 902 MHz network nationwide in U.S.

BARCELONA, Spain--French startup Sigfox is rolling out its slow-speed Internet of Things wireless network in San Francisco today, and hopes to cover 90 percent of the U.S. population with the network within the next three years.

Verizon's LTE-U Forum completes LTE Unlicensed tests on way toward carrier's 2016 deployment in 5 GHz, 3.5 GHz

Verizon Wireless released its first technical report evaluating the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, which the operator calls LTE-U. Verizon said the release of the report represents "an important step toward demonstrating how LTE-U can coexist with Wi-Fi and other technologies that share unlicensed spectrum."

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.

Spirent adds support for testing Wi-Fi through RF interface

Spirent Communications is using Mobile World Congress 2015 to announce support for testing Wi-Fi access points through an RF interface on its flagship product Spirent Landslide, enabling operators to ensure they can deliver reliable and seamless Wi-Fi calling services to subscribers under fully loaded conditions.

Nokia, NTT DoCoMo target 2020 Olympic Games for 5G showcase

Nokia and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are using Mobile World Congress 2015 to demonstrate jointly developed technology that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the two companies plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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