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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.

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.

Qualcomm faces possible fine from South Korean antitrust authorities over licensing practices

Qualcomm said South Korean antitrust authorities have accused the chipset giant of violating South Korean law through its licensing practices and proposes to fine the company. The disclosure about the investigation, which was first launched earlier this year, is the latest in a series of tussles the company has had with antitrust regulators worldwide over its licensing business, which is how Qualcomm derives the majority of its profit.  

Vodafone hails first 'live' LTE trial aggregating licensed and unlicensed spectrum

Vodafone said it has become the first network operator in the world to successfully trial LTE carrier aggregation on a live network using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, as it investigates new ways to deal with rapidly growing mobile data usage.

Qualcomm, CableLabs reach opposing conclusions after LTE-U tests

Qualcomm Technologies says new tests in collaboration with CableLabs confirm LTE-U and Wi-Fi can coexist fairly, but CableLabs' engineers say their own tests show otherwise.

Qualcomm bets big on Snapdragon 820 chipset for 2016

Qualcomm officially debuted its Snapdragon 820 chipset, which it expects to be its flagship product that will power high-end smartphones next year. The silicon giant first unveiled the 820 at Mobile World Congress in March and has been dribbling out details about the chipset, but held a press event in New York City yesterday to explain its key benefits.

Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica Business Solutions complete NFV value-added service tests

Alcatel-Lucent said Telefonica Business Solutions took a major step towards automating delivery of value-added services after a successful test of NFV in a multi-vendor SDN environment, while separately revealing it has commenced shipments of a residential small cell product.

Qualcomm beats analysts' expectations in Q3, but struggles to ink Chinese licensing deals

Qualcomm reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations, even as its sales and profit fell sharply from a year ago. However, Qualcomm's expectations for its current quarter fell below analysts' forecasts, as the chipset giant is facing headwinds in negotiating new patent licensing deals with Chinese smartphone makers.

UPDATED: Wi-Fi Alliance presents coexistence guidelines; LTE-Forum revises specs to ensure LTE-U coexistence with Wi-Fi

While the Wi-Fi Alliance conducted its first workshop aimed at harmonizing Wi-Fi and LTE-U yesterday, the LTE-U Forum, based on feedback from the Wi-Fi community, has revised  its specifications for LTE-U to be "doubly sure" that LTE-U coexists with Wi-Fi and to provide a "smooth upgrade path" from LTE-U to LAA.

Google, Broadcom, Boingo, others push FCC to scrutinize LTE-U

In the ongoing war over the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, a group of companies, including Google, Boingo Wireless and Broadcom, is once again urging the FCC to push for a solution that won't have a negative impact on consumers of Wi-Fi.