Startup Velmenni moves Li-Fi from lab to real-world tests

New Delhi startup Velmenni is moving its Li-Fi technology from the research lab to real-world tests. The company's CEO told the International Business Times UK that it has started testing the technology within offices and industrial environments in Tallinn, Estonia.

Rice University to study massive MU-MIMO thanks to $2.4M grant

Researchers at Houston's Rice University won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research into the use of massive multi-user, multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) for upcoming 5G standards.

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Globalstar gets positive vibe from Public Knowledge's letter to FCC

Globalstar is hopeful after the public interest group Public Knowledge filed a letter with the FCC last week urging the commission use the Globalstar proceeding as an opportunity to clearly explain the relationship between licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

AT&T launches new capabilities using RCS, but interoperability remains up in the air

AT&T Mobility last week launched its native Advanced Messaging and Video Call capabilities on its network using Rich Communication Services (RCS), but the vision of having the services work across multiple carriers remains elusive.

Federated Wireless marks milestone in spectrum sharing platform

Federated Wireless last week celebrated a milestone in the launch of its CINQ XP platform, a sort of Uber for spectrum in that it will be allocated when and where people need it.

Ericsson, Inmarsat get on board with connected ship deal

Ericsson and Inmarsat signed a strategic maritime agreement intended to facilitate the sharing of cargo, logistics and vessel operational data to help streamline the maritime supply chain.

Google seeks temporary license for 27.9-28 GHz experiments

Once again, Google is asking the FCC for an experimental license so that it can conduct highly secretive experiments, this time in the 28 and 31 GHz bands, in northern California.

Qualcomm engineers demonstrate millimeter wave design for 5G

In an early public demonstration of its TDD synchronous system operating in the 28 GHz band, Qualcomm Technologies recently showcased the kind of intelligent beamforming and beam tracking techniques that could be part of 5G networks.

Verizon's creation of Go90: From start to launch

Verizon has made no secret about the fact that it wants to reach millennials with its Go90 video service. But how did the project get off the ground in the first place? FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein dives deep into the genesis of the service and how it has evolved since Verizon's 2014 acquisition of Intel's OnCue interactive TV platform. Special Report

T-Mobile, AT&T: 5G promises longer battery life, lower device costs for IoT

DALLAS -- 5G specifications are not fully defined yet, but experts say that they think 5G advancements -- such as longer battery life and less complex device modules -- will offer many benefits to the Internet of Things ecosystem.

ATIS outlines 5G requirements for North America

While the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) covers a lot of territory in its new white paper, "5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective," one thing is clear: There's a lot of life left in LTE systems, and 5G is going to have to be tightly integrated with LTE and LTE Advanced.

ETSI considers adopting MirrorLink as technical specification

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification (TS) under an agreement struck with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) at the ETSI General Assembly meeting in Sophia Antipolis this week.

Wi-Fi calling in Europe: EE, Vodafone UK and Three UK take different paths

While operators in the U.S. are showing more interest in offering Wi-Fi calling, their counterparts in the UK are eyeing the benefits of offering native Wi-Fi calling as well. Special Report

AT&T seeks experimental license for technology in 3.5 GHz region

AT&T Laboratories is asking the FCC to grant it an experimental license to test antenna technology manufactured by Tarana Wireless.

Alcatel-Lucent joins ONOS project to expand on SDN contributions, collaboration

Alcatel-Lucent has joined the Open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) organization that is working on a carrier-grade SDN network operating system.

NetMotion software may shape FirstNet network deployment

Mobile network software developer NetMotion said its mobile virtual private network (VPN) software, NetMotion Diagnostics, is allowing public safety officials as well as FirstNet (the designated nationwide first responders' network) experts to assess mobile networks for latency issues, poor signal areas and more prior to the implementation of FirstNet coverage.

Verizon gets temporary waiver on TTY technology for VoIP calls

The FCC has granted Verizon a temporary waiver of the commission's requirements to support text telephony (TTY) technology, similar to the one rival AT&T obtained in October.

Analysts: Sprint's network lease plan remains unclear, could involve setting up REIT

So far, little is known about how Sprint might structure a network lease deal that it has talked about doing, but one thing is sure: Sprint needs to cut costs, and structuring a network lease deal could go a long way in that endeavor.

AT&T identifies 'cellular-first' trend in Internet of Things

AT&T is starting to see a trend in its machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) business -- one where enterprises are looking not for a Wi-Fi first service but cellular first.