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  • Qualcomm, MulteFire Alliance on the hunt for wireless, cable members

    MulteFire is the key to driving LTE without a license. Qualcomm's technology, which achieves the basics of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz band without needing to own spectrum, has gained support and skepticism. But will MulteFire find footing in the wireless, cable or broadband industry when it competes with so many similar technologies?

ITIF to policymakers: To support 5G development, bring mmWave to market and streamline infrastructure deployment

5G functionality is on track to expand wireless functionality over 4G LTE's capabilities, but there is more policymakers can do to set the stage for innovation, ITIF found in a new report it released Thursday.

Samsung touts breakthrough in 5G-ready antenna, power amplifier at 28 GHz

Amid a bevy of 5G announcements from the GSMA's Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2016 and Informa's 5G World in London, Samsung Electronics is touting a breakthrough in 5G-ready antenna and power amplifier technologies to enable smaller, more energy efficient 5G equipment and devices at 28 GHz.

AT&T-certified Altair chipset upgradable to new Cat-M1 standard

Altair Semiconductor says its FourGee-1160 chipset, which powers the M14A2A IoT module manufactured by Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC) that is certified to run on AT&T's LTE network, is upgradable via a firmware over the air (FoTA) upgrade to the Cat-M1 standard.

CTIA tells FCC to reject arguments by Boeing, SIA about 37-40 GHz band

CTIA is urging the FCC to get a move on when it comes to the high-band millimeter wave spectrum and not pay attention to arguments that Boeing and the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) have put forth regarding more time for establishing sharing parameters between satellite and terrestrial mobile operations.

CableLabs seeks STAs to test 5G gear from multiple vendors

Given all the claims vendors have been making around their abilities to deliver 5G and pre-5G equipment, CableLabs wants to give some of the gear a spin to see how it performs for real.

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