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Nitero's WiGig, 802.11ad chip family specifically designed for mobile use

Competition in the WiGig market is heating up rapidly, with Tier 1 smartphone companies asking for 11ad for late-2015 models. The latest WiGig offering is from fabless semiconductor company Nitero, which is applying its 60 GHz CMOS expertise to 60G, its new family of 802.11ad solutions designed for mobile devices plus displays and peripherals.

xG peddling its xMax cognitive-radio system for public-safety use

Making a push to extend its all-IP cognitive radio network technology into the public-safety space, xG Technology said it will showcase its xMax private broadband wireless network solution during next month's APCO International Conference and Expo in New Orleans. The event should attract some 5,000 attendees and exhibitors and is the largest industry gathering of public-safety communications professionals.

China Mobile ditches Wi-Fi rollout efforts amid TD-LTE push

China Mobile is reportedly planning to stop expanding its Wi-Fi network after deploying 4.3 million hotspots at a cost of around $2.75 billion because the operator is finding that the network is uneconomic.

Comcast acquires Wi-Fi router maker PowerCloud Systems

Comcast has  quietly purchased PowerCloud Systems, the privately held maker of the Skydog Wi-Fi router and app that lets users monitor and modify how broadband is used in their homes.

Alcatel-Lucent metro cells included in Vodafone's HetNet plan

Alcatel-Lucent is now the supplier of reference for LTE metro cells that are integrated with Wi-Fi under Vodafone's nearly $12 billion Project Spring network investment and upgrade plan.

CEVA extending IoT presence by paying $19M for RivieraWaves

Recognizing the rapidly growing interest in wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT), CEVA has agreed to pay some $19 million to acquire privately held RivieraWaves, a four-year-old company specializing in silicon and software intellectual property (IP) related to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Gowex staff mull legal action as CEO admits to false accounting

Let's Gowex staff denied any knowledge about irregularities in the Spanish Wi-Fi provider's finances that have resulted in the company going bust, and said they are considering legal action over the matter.

Google Android phones may spill the beans on users' Wi-Fi history

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is warning that certain devices running on the Google Android operating system may reveal their owner's location history to anyone within Wi-Fi range. That is because when they are not connected to a network, the devices leak the names of wireless networks to which they have previously connected.

Free Wi-Fi provider Gowex confirms faked results for 4 years, files for bankruptcy protection

Madrid-based Wi-Fi service provider Gowex filed for bankruptcy protection upon the resignation of its CEO and president, Jenaro Garcia Martin, who acknowledged he has been cooking the firm's books for four years.

Cablevision expands New York Wi-Fi footprint with 60 new hotspots

Cablevision extended its Optimum WiFi offering to include 60 new hotspots along the 2.2-mile oceanfront boardwalk in Long Beach, N.Y., the latest salvo in the cable operator's effort to shake up the mobile data market by building up its Wi-Fi network footprint.