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Startup Twin Prime launches new GLAS tech for app developers to kill network latency

A new startup called Twin Prime said that its technology can increase mobile app content delivery speeds by up to 100 percent via its new Global Location and Context-based Acceleration Strategy (GLAS) technology. The company said the technology "utilizes automated hypothesis testing to achieve real-time automatic selection and deployment of optimization strategies customized for specific mobile network characteristics and operating conditions including device, application architecture, network type, quality and location."

T-Mobile makes case for LAA in 3.5 GHz band

T-Mobile US wants to make sure the FCC knows the benefits of using Licensed Assisted Access technology in, among others, the 3.5 GHz band, saying it's compatible with Wi-Fi and should be considered as the FCC adopts rules for the 3.5 GHz band.

OneWeb's Wyler: 'We've got a pretty clear path' to launch satellite constellation

It's not the only game in town, but OneWeb believes it has the spectrum and technology to deliver affordable Internet access to everyone. FierceWirelessTech recently caught up with Greg Wyler, founder of OneWeb, to hear how he plans to accomplish this mission.

Google hones in on drones, gets FCC OK for tests

It looks as though Google's plan to use solar-powered drones to deliver Internet access just got a boost. The FCC recently approved two licenses so that Google can run tests over the next six months in a 520-square-mile area east of Albuquerque, N.M., Computerworld reports.

Vasona inks congestion management pilot deal with Telefonica UK

Following trials with O2's customers in London, Vasona Networks announced it has inked a pilot deployment agreement with Telefonica UK, the first Tier 1 customer it has publicly identified.

LTE newcomers in Africa face spectrum, backhaul challenges

Africa is providing a fertile breeding ground not only for different types of LTE players but also for different LTE service propositions. Yet they face challenges, including garnering the right spectrum and affordable backhaul.

Open Interconnect Consortium joins forces with EEBus for IoT standardization

As part of its mission to collaborate where it makes sense and avoid duplication of efforts when it comes to the Internet of Things, the Open Interconnect Consortium announced plans to work with EEBus Initiative, a European non-profit organization focused on the smart home and smart grid.

Fastback Networks, Sub10 merge to create hybrid backhaul company

Backhaul providers Fastback Networks and Sub10 Systems announced they will merge to address what is forecast to be a $1.6 billion market for sub-6 GHz and millimeter-wave solutions for backhaul. The companies are combining their intellectual property and technology platforms to create what they describe as the industry's first provider of hybrid Any Line of Sight (AnyLOS) backhaul solutions.

Bluetooth SIG, others dispute Globalstar's TLPS test results

Last week, Globalstar trumpeted the successful tests it completed during demonstrations at the FCC showing no interference between terrestrial low power services (TLPS), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. But the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is having none of it, saying its own demonstrations at the FCC actually provided illustrations of interference with Bluetooth hearing aids and Bluetooth Smart Lighting.

Radwin completes Moscow Wi-Fi deployment on metro trains

Radwin has completed its onboard Wi-Fi deployment for the Moscow Metro--one that it describes as the largest of its kind in the world.

Verizon's appetite for small cells could spell bounty for regional telcos

Verizon's plan to deploy more small cells could provide a bevy of backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.

National Instruments provides technology starting blocks in race to 5G

A lot has been made of the industry's focus on 5G, a technology that has yet to be formally defined. But National Instruments is being, well, instrumental in forming--and proving--the types of technologies that eventually will get written in the standard.

Telco Systems launches Open Edge Alliance for SDN, NFV ecosystem

Telco Systems formally launched its Open Edge Alliance for creating an ecosystem of best-in-breed software defined networking and distributed network functions virtualization solutions for the network edge.

Huawei collaborates with ONOS, ONF on open SDN ecosystem

Huawei says it is working with the Open Network Operating System and Open Networking Foundation to build an "open and innovative " software-defined networking industry ecosystem, enabling operators to accelerate SDN commercialization.

OneWeb CEO: We are solving the rural connectivity problem

The founder of OneWeb, Greg Wyler, says he and his team have come up with a way to deliver broadband to rural and remote areas in a way that makes economic sense for mobile operators.

OPNFV expects to deliver first software release next month

After a couple of face-to-face meetings in recent weeks, the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) expects its first code release in April.

Smart cities: Intel, Qualcomm execs see role as technology enablers

Smart cities are a key part of the Internet of Things, and the push into smart cities is bringing together city governments and wireless carriers, network vendors, chipset providers and all manner of device makers and municipal infrastructure providers. Intel and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) see themselves as technology enablers and collaborators in public-private partnerships.

Senators grill FirstNet's Swenson on rural coverage, hiring process

In the first Senate Commerce Committee hearing on its progress toward establishing a common nationwide broadband public-safety network, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was queried on everything from how it will incorporate rural areas into its broadband network to the excruciatingly long periods it takes FirstNet to hire people.

Schoolar: MWC 2015 RAN review – 5G, 4.5G, and some other random observations

As expected and even discussed here on FierceWireless prior to Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile confab was ripe with 5G talk. Just about every major RAN vendor, with the exception of Alcatel-Lucent, had something labeled in its booth as 5G. This doesn't mean Alcatel-Lucent didn't have plenty to say on the subject during MWC.

Globalstar: Tests at FCC facility show successful TLPS implementation

In a highly anticipated demonstration of its technology before the FCC, Globalstar showed that Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) operations on Channel 14 had no negative impact on Wi-Fi operations within the public Wi-Fi channels in the ISM band.