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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.

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.

Apple, HotSpot 2.0 and massive hotspot deployments mean Wi-Fi has left the building

The notion that Wi-Fi is somehow a second-class citizen because it's the "offload" for cellular operators? Well, that just doesn't hold water any longer. If given a choice, most consumers already choose Wi-Fi first and cellular second.

U.S. needs to put more resources into 5G--and let the world know about it

With the advent of 5G, the United States once again has an opportunity to prove it is the kind of trailblazer that can deliver leading-edge technology.