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Qualcomm gives preview of its MWC demos, talks new concepts for 5G

Amid new demos that Qualcomm will use to lure attendees at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona later this month, its engineers are discussing a concept in 5G that represents a transition never to have been done before.

AT&T in process of upgrading Wi-Fi in NYC parks with Passpoint

Not only does AT&T have New York City's parks covered with Wi-Fi, but it's in the process of rolling out AT&T Wi-Fi Passpoint that incorporates Hotspot 2.0 technology.

Qualcomm gets permission to test LTE-U at two Verizon sites

The FCC granted a special temporary authority (STA) to Qualcomm Technologies to conduct "very small scale performance evaluation" tests of LTE-U equipment at two Verizon sites in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Raleigh, N.C.

AT&T, Verizon, other cellular carriers don't need to worry about Starry's disruptive debut

With this week's launch of Starry, the new technology company founded by former Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, comes a good reminder of just how difficult it is for newbies to break into the U.S. cellular biz. And by difficult, let's just say impossible.

Nokia leverages recently acquired Alcatel-Lucent cable, Wi-Fi expertise

Two weeks after Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent celebrated the official combination of their operations, Nokia is already leveraging the expertise Alcatel-Lucent brings in the area of cable and Wi-Fi.

Kanojia's Starry bursts out of stealth with $350 receiver and new wireless web technology

Chet Kanojia brought his Project Decibel out of stealth with the announcement of Starry, a wireless Internet provider that may make waves in mobile.

UW researchers develop Wi-Fi, Bluetooth system to improve bus transit

University of Washington researchers have developed a system that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from passengers' mobile phones and devices to collect better data about where bus riders get on and off, how many people use a given stop and how long they wait to transfer to another bus, according to  UW Today. The system could help transit agencies collect valuable real-time data to provide better service.

Kumu's SIC Technology improves Wi-Fi as well as LTE

The technology that Verizon Ventures is investing in via Kumu Networks is not only designed to make LTE work better, but its applications for Wi-Fi are equally important, especially for companies as dominant in Wi-Fi as Cisco.

LinkNYC's free Wi-Fi could threaten cellular carriers with Passpoint roaming, speedy connections

As Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and others work to bolster their cellular networks in the heart of the Big Apple, they are now facing another competitor: New York City, which this week began offering public access to its small but growing network of LinkNYC-branded public Wi-Fi hotspots.

FCC commissioners make case for sharing 5.9 GHz spectrum

Two members of the FCC – Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Michael O-Rielly – made the case this week that the 5.9 GHz spectrum has enough room for both super-fast Wi-Fi and smarter vehicular technology.