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LTE, Wi-Fi camps need to cooperate, not collide, on LTE-U/LAA

With both T-Mobile US and Verizon moving forward with plans to commercially launch LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands, it seems only apropos that the cellular and Wi-Fi industries take the opportunity to collaborate and work closer together.

Will Aruba be the next Palm?

Palm didn't fare well after HP bought it in 2010. Will Aruba Networks suffer the same fate? Based on HP's acquisition track record, the outlook is less than bright.

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.

Move to SDN/NFV represents game-changing evolution for industry

Operators around the world are moving toward software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, some faster than others but all with the idea that the move will make them less dependent on single, big vendors and more nimble.

High-flying 2.0 satellite ventures not likely to fail like 1.0 satellite firms

With its storied history of broken promises and multiple bankruptcies, the satellite communications industry isn't exactly one that stands out as an attractive investment. Still, when you've got personalities like Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson investing in new ventures, you can't help but wonder if they're onto something.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday publishing schedule

FierceWirelessTech will not publish on Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will return to your inbox on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

IoT emerges as the 'Internet of everything to everybody' at CES

You'd have to be hiding under a blackjack table to miss the barrage of Internet of Things rhetoric pouring out of the panels, press conferences and exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

Holiday publishing break

FierceWirelessTech will be on a publishing break for the holidays. We will update the website with any breaking news during the interim, and our newsletter will be back in your inbox on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Enjoy the holidays and have a great New Year!

Keep an eye out for these IoT movers and shakers of 2015

So much for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications--that part of the wireless industry that used to get knocked for its low average revenue per unit (ARPU) tendencies. Now it's the Internet of Things (IoT), a colossal category that not only includes M2M but also every other kind of thing imaginable, from toothbrushes to cars, and it promises to brings lots of revenues.

Muni Wi-Fi 2.0: This time, cities are getting smarter

While it's mind boggling in this day and age that cities need to go through so many hoops to build their own broadband networks, it's encouraging to see what's being done in the area of municipal Wi-Fi.