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New 3.5 GHz rules reveal less control-freaky Department of Defense

When the FCC voted to adopt new spectrum sharing rules for the 3.5 GHz band, it acknowledged the hard work the FCC staff, National Telecommunications and Information Administration and U.S. Department of Defense did in order to come up with a workable plan.

Ofcom identifies potential 5G bands above 6 GHz

UK regulator Ofcom has identified a preliminary set of bands in different parts of the 6-100 GHz range that it believes offer the best potential use for 5G in the UK and harmonization of 5G mobile services globally.

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent combination to create 5G powerhouse, analysts say

Is Nokia Networks' $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent all about becoming a 5G powerhouse? Some analysts believe that's the case.

Reports cite Wi-Fi as potential security threat to avionics

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report recommending that the Federal Aviation Administration develop a more comprehensive approach to address cybersecurity as it transitions to its NextGen air traffic control system sparked a flurry of reports about how in-flight Wi-Fi could be used by terrorists or other hackers to take control of an aircraft's avionic systems.

ARM buys Bluetooth players Wicentric, Sunrise Micro in Internet of Things push

ARM Holdings acquired two small companies focused on power-efficient Bluetooth technologies, Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices, as part of a broader effort to push into the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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Republic Wireless, a Wi-Fi first carrier that jumps onto Sprint's cellular network when Wi-Fi coverage isn't available, plans to launch a new offer that will give customers credits for their unused cellular data. The company argues this provides more value to customers than simply rolling over unused data to the next month.
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