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  • Verizon, T-Mobile and other LTE U supporters castigate Wi-Fi Alliance certification proposal

    In a new filing to the FCC, Verizon, T-Mobile US, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent blasted a proposal by the Wi-Fi Alliance to certify LTE Unlicensed technologies, arguing the Wi-Fi Alliance is seeking to become a "gatekeeper" for technology in unlicensed spectrum. The companies said the Wi-Fi Alliance's proposal would "jeopardize the [FCC's] entire framework that has made unlicensed spectrum so successful as an open platform for permissionless innovation."

Qualcomm's 'Why Wait?' slogan gets put to the test

Qualcomm has seen its share of wireless technology wars, and it survived. Now it's got a new war on its hands, one involving LTE-U and Wi-Fi, as well as adversaries like Google. How will it survive this one? 

Qualcomm CTO: LTE, Wi-Fi need to work side by side

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Qualcomm hosted a media event at its headquarters on Wednesday as part of its ongoing efforts to "set the record straight" about LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Wi-Fi coexistence, with the bottom line being: If you want to improve the quality of Wi-Fi, your best bet is to develop and deploy LTE-U sooner rather than later.

Marking 10 years of consolidation in the cable industry

While the wireless industry certainly has seen its fair share of consolidation over the years and speculation persists that it will continue to do so, the consolidation trend has been going steady in the cable industry as well. FierceCable reviews the major acquisitions and mergers that happened in the last 10 years. Special Report

Korean researchers use Li-Fi for medical testing

South Korean researchers from the Pukyong National University are using lights to replace wires in medical treatment via light fidelity, or "Li-Fi." The technology transmits information through a visible light communication, or VLC, link using the red, green and blue spectrums of LED lights.

FCC gives Sprint go-ahead to upgrade 800 MHz network in Portland metro area

As part of Sprint's years-long effort to reband public safety entities, the FCC has granted a waiver that will allow Sprint to deploy its 800 MHz network in parts of Washington state that are considered key to its service in the Portland, Ore., metro area.

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