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  • Why wait? Unleash spectrum for mmW now

    As the world races toward 5G, it's hard to argue with NYU Wireless' assertions that the FCC should move quickly to allocate new spectrum in the millimeter wave (mmW) radio bands. But the satellite industry, in particular, is raising concerns in the FCC's Notice of Inquiry on the subject.

Boingo expands Wi-Fi offload trial to include 5M handsets

Boingo Wireless has expanded its Tier 1 carrier offload trial to include millions more handsets using its Passpoint-enabled network. The company is not revealing the identity of the carrier.

Net neutrality: Long-term implications loom for Internet of Things

The FCC's order to protect the open Internet carries with it implications for the Internet of Things (IoT), even though the immediate impact might not be felt for quite some time.

Two FCC commissioners advocate new uses for DSRC

It looks as though FCC Commissioners Michael O'Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel are not interested in letting the automobile industry indefinitely hold onto spectrum set aside for roadway safety.

Innovative leaders in wireline to watch in 2015

As vice president of network on demand, mobile and business solutions for AT&T, Josh Goodell is in charge of the telco's move to implement software-defined networking and network functions virtualization capabilities. He's just one of the emerging innovators spotlighted in FierceTelecom's latest special report.

Bluetooth SIG establishes mesh working group for Internet of Things

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is forming the Bluetooth Smart Mesh Working Group to look at standardizing mesh networking for Bluetooth Smart technology and explore various use case scenarios to benefit from mesh, from the smart home to other Internet of Things (IoT) verticals.

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