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Dish's bidding in AWS-3 auction raises questions about its long-term strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing.

AT&T deploys EchoBOTs to improve DAS in high-traffic venues

It might have started out rather haphazardly, with a couple dozen or so people huddled in a boardroom with hot glue guns and spare parts, but the product that has now become EchoBOT is jam-packed with all the intelligence you can fit into a 10x10-inch square.

Google executive tells mobile industry Loon is not a threat as team reveals lessons learned

A Google executive presenting at a mobile industry event in Shanghai, China, assured the mobile industry last week that it need not be afraid of Project Loon, which is trying to bring the Internet to everyone, anywhere.

Cisco-backed Altiostar launches C-RAN solution

Altiostar unveiled the complete portfolio of its carrier-grade, cloud-based software-intensive radio access (C-RAN) solution with Ethernet fronthaul. The solution is designed to improve the quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of LTE access networks, according to a press release.

Huawei keeps 5G in the limelight with talk of defining it

When you're the host of the party, it's natural to take the stage at some point, which is exactly what Huawei's rotating CEO did when the company hosted the second day of the Global Mobile Broadband (MBB) Forum 2014, supported by the GSMA and the China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT, in Shanghai, China.

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.