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SiBeam expands indoor gigabit portfolio with new WiGig 802.11ad solution

Millimeter wave technology pioneer SiBeam announced the release of its new SB6501 and SB6510 UltraGig network processor and RF transceiver chipset, expanding on the company's indoor gigabit solutions.

Diving into how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile stacked up in Q4 2014

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere may be crowing about how his company passed Sprint in total number of subscribers, but what does that mean exactly? Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson breaks down key U.S. operator metrics for an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile performed in the fourth quarter.

WBA, GSMA expand next-gen Wi-Fi network at MWC

What a difference a year makes. Last year, six operators were involved in the Wi-Fi network sponsored by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and GSMA at the Mobile World Congress Fira Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Spain. This year, that number has ramped up to more than 30.

Wireless industry executives to watch in 2015

Most everyone knows industry household names like Tim Cook, Tom Wheeler, Randall Stephenson and John Legere, but how about the less obvious innovators who are shaking things up behind the scenes?

Comcast Labs teams with Boomtown to build IoT lab

Comcast Labs is getting together with startup accelerator Boomtown to build what they are calling one of the world's first Internet of Things labs.

Ericsson, GMA to showcase 'Multi-Domestic Service' M2M platform at MWC

Ericsson and the Global M2M Association (GMA) will showcase their "revolutionary" new Multi-Domestic Service at Mobile World Congress 2015. The GMA calls it one of the most innovative M2M connectivity management services on the market, enabling global deployment and management of M2M and Internet of Things services.

Baltimore launches free Wi-Fi using Siklu radios for backhaul

Now tourists and locals can take advantage of free Wi-Fi when they visit Baltimore's historic Inner Harbor, thanks to Wi-Fi vendor Port Networks and backhaul radio provider Siklu.

Meru rigs Crystal Cruises ships with intelligent Wi-Fi

As you might imagine, it's important for cruise ship passengers to get access to Wi-Fi while at sea, but the metal of the ships' hulls and surrounding water make for especially challenging environments. Enter Meru Networks' wireless solution, which doesn't eliminate those physical challenges but has found a way to mitigate their impact.

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs, Freescale team up for universal remote node

Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, and Freescale Semiconductor are expanding their long-term partnership, including creation of a universal access device that can be used for any combination of wireline and wireless connections.

Verizon likely to deploy 'pre-standard' version of LTE Unlicensed, Melone says

Verizon likely will deploy a "pre-standard" version of LTE Unlicensed technology, otherwise known as License Assisted Access, in the "not too distant future," said Tony Melone, Verizon Communications' executive vice president of network, during a conference call with investors.

Vasona rolls out edge app feature set to address congestion in encrypted mobile traffic

Vasona Networks unveiled the latest feature set for its SmartAIR 1000 edge application controller and SmartVision analysis suite, both aimed at addressing all that HTTPS traffic coming from streaming media, social networking and other popular apps.

Boingo deploys Procera's PacketLogic/V NFV solution at hotspots

Boingo Wireless is using Procera Networks' PacketLogic/V solution to manage the consumer experience at its wireless hotspot locations.

Ethertronics brings Active Steering technology to Wi-Fi devices

Ethertronics is bringing its Active Steering technology to Wi-Fi and other 5 GHz applications with the introduction of its new EtherChip EC482.

Qualcomm, Gogo continue clash over in-flight spectrum rules

It's been years in the making, and Qualcomm continues to urge the FCC to issue a Report and Order establishing the Next Generation Air-Ground service in the 14.0-14.5 GHz band "as soon as possible," according to an FCC filing. There's just one problem: Gogo.

Oxford researchers use Li-Fi-like system to deliver 100 Gbps

Researchers at Oxford University are using light to deliver data to a computer at more than 100 gigabits per second, with the potential for data rates of 3 terabits per second and up.

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.

Nokia Networks, Coriant to debut SON for mobile backhaul solution at MWC

Nokia Networks and Coriant will demonstrate intelligent self-organizing networks for mobile backhaul at the Mobile World Congress 2015 tradeshow in Barcelona, Spain, in early March.

Senate hearing on Internet of Things emphasizes light regulatory touch

While a Senate hearing on the Internet of Things hit on a variety of topics, including TV white spaces and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, there seemed to be a lot of bipartisan agreement that the government needs to apply a light touch to the space, reports Broadcasting & Cable.

SDN initiative gains momentum with new members Cisco, SK Telecom

Following its open source release on Dec. 5, 2015, the Open Sourced SDN Network Operating System--ONOS for short--has crossed 1,000 software downloads globally and welcomed two new members: Cisco and SK Telecom.

France's Sigfox raises $115M for IoT network expansion

France-based Sigfox has raised $115 million from investors, including Telefónica, as the Internet of Things specialist prepares to ramp up its global rollout plans.