Biography for Phil Goldstein
Phil Goldstein is the editor of FierceWireless, and is the day-to-day editor of the publication. He also copyedits FierceWireless:Europe. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was the managing editor of The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, as well as an intern for The Times of London. He gets excited about the latest smartphone launches like other gadget geeks, but is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity. He is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
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Nokia Networks is partnering with wireless startup Artemis Networks (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) to jointly test Artemis' pCell technology with wireless carriers inside and outside of the United States in 2016. Artemis also plans on selling wholesale LTE data capacity.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said he hopes the United States will continue to lead on the development on 5G network technology and build on the lead it had in deploying LTE. However, he said that as a vendor Ericsson needs to be out in front on crafting 5G networks, which he expects to be deployed commercially before official standards are set.
WASHINGTON -- The FCC proposed new flexible rules for four different bands of high-band spectrum above 24 GHz designed to lay the foundation for 5G networks in the U.S. market. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said at the agency's monthly meeting that with the adoption of the proposed rules, the FCC is "taking a serious leap that creates a competitive opportunity for this nation to be a leader in the forthcoming 5G world."
Council Bluffs partners with Google, Ruckus and others to expand free school and local Wi-Fi network
Thanks to partnerships with Google, local entrepreneurs and a host of vendors, a group in Council Bluffs, Iowa, launched a free municipal Wi-Fi network that it hopes to keep expanding this year and into next and beyond.
Altair, Sequans: Benefits of LTE Cat 0 for Internet of Things can be achieved without Cat 0 chipsets
LAS VEGAS--The debate over what is the best low-power wireless communications protocol technology to power millions and eventually billions of Internet of Things devices heated up here this week. LTE chipset Altair Semiconductor argued that LTE Category 1 chipsets can achieve many of the benefits of the more advanced Category 0 chips without the need for device makers to add in new silicon. Meanwhile, even though competitor Sequans Communications was here at CTIA's Super Mobility conference touting Cat 0, the company conceded that network software upgrades could bring the benefits of Cat 0 without the need for new chips.
Representatives from Qualcomm and T-Mobile US argued this week that the FCC should not step in to regulate LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and related technologies. Meanwhile, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, speaking for many cable companies that have their own Wi-Fi networks, hit back hard against Qualcomm.
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.
Unlike rivals Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US, AT&T Mobility is not in a rush to trial and deploy LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology, according to an AT&T executive. AT&T might use LTE-U, but only if it can assure that it will not harm Wi-Fi, according to AT&T's Tom Keathley, who said that the carrier would be willing to wait for a standardized version of the technology known as a Licensed-Assisted Access.
ATLANTA-- AT&T Mobility plans to start deploying 2.3 GHz WCS spectrum for LTE starting this summer, according to an AT&T executive.
T-Mobile's Ray: 5G will involve new uses of spectrum, but we're not 'desperate for 5G to happen tomorrow'
BARCELONA, Spain--T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray said that 5G networks will mainly involve new uses of spectrum to address continued expected growth in mobile data usage and different uses cases, including from the Internet of Things. At the same time, Ray cautioned that there is no need to rush to 5G networks today, as LTE and LTE Advanced networks still have a great deal of capabilities that carriers can tap.