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  • Verizon Telematics' Link discusses autonomous cars, embedded connectivity and more

    It's been more than two years since Verizon Communications acquired Hughes Telematics in a $162 million cash deal and created Verizon Telematics.  Since the acquisition, Verizon has been quietly integrating the company into its fold. FierceWirelessTech's Editor in Chief Sue Marek recently talked with Kevin Link, SVP of Verizon Telematics about the company's connected car strategy, its vision for the future and more.

Dish's bidding in AWS-3 auction raises questions about its long-term strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing.

AT&T deploys EchoBOTs to improve DAS in high-traffic venues

It might have started out rather haphazardly, with a couple dozen or so people huddled in a boardroom with hot glue guns and spare parts, but the product that has now become EchoBOT is jam-packed with all the intelligence you can fit into a 10x10-inch square.

Google executive tells mobile industry Loon is not a threat as team reveals lessons learned

A Google executive presenting at a mobile industry event in Shanghai, China, assured the mobile industry last week that it need not be afraid of Project Loon, which is trying to bring the Internet to everyone, anywhere.

Cisco-backed Altiostar launches C-RAN solution

Altiostar unveiled the complete portfolio of its carrier-grade, cloud-based software-intensive radio access (C-RAN) solution with Ethernet fronthaul. The solution is designed to improve the quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of LTE access networks, according to a press release.

Huawei keeps 5G in the limelight with talk of defining it

When you're the host of the party, it's natural to take the stage at some point, which is exactly what Huawei's rotating CEO did when the company hosted the second day of the Global Mobile Broadband (MBB) Forum 2014, supported by the GSMA and the China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT, in Shanghai, China.

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