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Wi-Fi Alliance releases draft test procedures for Wi-Fi/LTE-U coexistence

While the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) is facilitating the development of a coexistence test regimen to make sure LTE-U devices play fair with Wi-Fi, a group of companies – including Google and Microsoft – wants to make it crystal clear that much more collaboration and technical work needs to be done before it reaches a final stage.

Qualcomm intros Gigabit class LTE modem, the Snapdragon X16

Posing the question: "Is it 4G or 5G?" in its marketing material, Qualcomm Technologies introduced its sixth-generation discrete LTE multimode chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, which it says is the first commercially announced Gigabit Class LTE chipset designed to deliver fiber-like LTE Category 6 download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

Google seeks clarification on SAS rules for 3.5 GHz band

Ahead of a Feb. 16 FCC meeting of prospective Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators, Google is asking for clarification on a number of questions related to SAS rules and procedures.

AT&T, Nokia partner to offer private LTE to utilities

AT&T and Nokia are working together to offer U.S. utilities the chance to use a licensed LTE network, thereby avoiding interference they might encounter in unlicensed spectrum.

Qualcomm processors power free public Wi-Fi in NYC Link project

Early reviewers who raved about the speed provided by the new LinkNYC public Wi-Fi in New York City can thank Qualcomm for supplying technology that resides inside the futuristic-looking links.

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