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Sources: Ruckus is supplier of Wi-Fi gear for ambitious NYC project

The vendor supplying up to 10,000 802.11ac access points for New York City's LinkNYC is Ruckus Wireless, the same company that is supplying Wi-Fi gear for cities like San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., albeit on a much smaller scale, sources close to the matter say.

Verizon Telematics' Link discusses autonomous cars, embedded connectivity and more

It's been more than two years since Verizon Communications acquired Hughes Telematics in a $162 million cash deal and created Verizon Telematics.  Since the acquisition, Verizon has been quietly integrating the company into its fold. FierceWirelessTech's Editor in Chief Sue Marek recently talked with Kevin Link, SVP of Verizon Telematics about the company's connected car strategy, its vision for the future and more.

The 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014

Ever wonder what it takes to change the direction of an entire industry? If so, you might want to take a cue from some of the players featured in this Fierce Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014 list.

ZigBee Alliance aims to unify with ZigBee 3.0 for easier product development, adoption

While it might seem as though new efforts aimed at standardizing the Internet of Things (IoT) are coming out every other month, the companies behind the old standard ZigBee are giving it a new, more cohesive whirl.

Huawei targets 2018 World Cup in Russia for 5G trial

Huawei is getting even deeper into 5G waters, inking a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MegaFon in Russia, with plans to demonstrate 5G in a trial during the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Qualcomm, Ericsson complete LTE Category 9 interoperability testing

Two former rivals are once again teaming up, with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson successfully completing an inter-company interoperability testing of LTE Category 9 connectivity with download speeds of up to 450 Mbps.

FirstNet gets go-ahead to fund key RFP, consultation activities in 2015

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Finance Committee gave FirstNet management the OK to spend up to $86.2 million in fiscal year 2015, including $42.5 million on a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) and certain network development activities.

RootMetrics: Sprint makes dramatic jump in LTE coverage in Q3, with T-Mobile not far behind

Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers will be able to see how the carriers are progressing in terms of network deployments by technology on a region-by-region basis. RootMetrics conducted extensive testing across the country both in the first half of 2014 and in the third quarter to gauge how the four Tier 1 carriers were stacking up in terms of network deployments.

New York City project promises Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds using up to 10,000 'Links'

New York City is going gaga over Wi-Fi, planning to build what it calls the fastest and largest free municipal Wi-Fi deployment in the world.

Google-backed Thread Group racks up new members to work on Internet of Things

The Google-backed Thread Group that launched in July isn't officially releasing its membership numbers just yet, but the president of the group says interest is growing and membership sign-ups are accelerating.

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.

Dartmouth researchers test 'smart spaces' using light to send data

Researchers around the world are experimenting with light rather than radio waves to transmit high-speed data, and now researchers at Dartmouth College are developing what they believe are the first "smart spaces" that separate shadows from light in real time.

Carnival eyes Google's Project Loon, other emerging technologies for hybrid system at sea, port

When Carnival Corporation set out a couple years ago to update communications for its fleet of more than 100 ships, it talked to companies like Google, which is making strides with its Project Loon. The Loon project is designed to use balloons launched into the stratospheric for providing Internet access on Earth.

Nokia Networks homes in on small cells, teams with HP on NFV

During Nokia Capital Markets Day 2014 in London, CEO and President Rajeev Suri identified small cells as one of the areas where Nokia Networks will continue to expand and invest.

Keyssa unveils 'kiss' connector technology for transferring 'huge amounts' of data between devices

Keyssa has come out of stealth mode, announcing it has reinvented the connector, that long-overlooked but essential component in computers and mobile devices.

Gogo would be 'happy' to talk with AT&T about leasing spectrum, CEO says

While Gogo President and CEO Michael Small says he doesn't understand why AT&T Mobility wanted to get into the in-flight wireless business in the first place, he's not dismissing the idea that Gogo might one day lease spectrum from the telco.

Radisys T-40 mobile data platform picked by India's Mahindra Comviva

Radisys Corporation announced that Mahindra Comviva, a value-added service provider based in India, has selected Radisys' T-40 Series Ultra Platform to deliver services for a Tier 1 service provider customer in the Middle East.

Nokia's North American CTO on 5G, Wi-Fi and 'disrupting' ramifications from the cloud

Mike Murphy, chief technology officer for Nokia Networks' business in North America, is an industry veteran whose experience includes research and development in WCDMA at Nortel Networks. He was heavily involved in the first LTE deployments in South Korea and Japan. He recently talked with FierceWirelessTech Editor Monica Alleven about 5G, Wi-Fi, small cells and the disruptive nature of the open cloud environment.

Verizon teams up with Georgia Tech on Internet of Things, wearables

Verizon Wireless has entered into a multiyear research partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, with the objective of fostering development of new technology solutions in for the Internet of Things, including the areas of telematics, wearables and LTE network enhancements.

Grading the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers in the third quarter of 2014

Now that the third-quarter reporting season is coming to a close, it's time to start parsing the information to see which carriers slipped and which ones managed to get ahead. FierceWireless takes an in-depth look at what the major wireless operators accomplished in the third quarter.