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Cambium quickly jumps on 5150-5250 MHz bandwagon

Cambium Networks announced products designed to operate in the 5150-5250 MHz frequencies that the FCC recently opened for fixed outdoor wireless use.

Tripwire researcher takes on Wi-Fi Pineapples, security weaknesses

Concern is growing about the vulnerabilities presented by what are called Wi-Fi Pineapple devices, which can be used to enable man-in-the-middle attacks on users of unsecured Wi-Fi access points, and this timely topic will be addressed during the upcoming Def Con 22 hacker event.

UPDATED: Comcast, CenturyLink both providing Denver Broncos with upgraded Wi-Fi backhaul, Internet connectivity

CenturyLink and the Denver Broncos announced a three-year sponsorship deal, under which the telco will provide Internet and data connectivity at the team's stadium and training facility, ensuring redundancy for certain services already provided by Comcast.

Google bolstering Starbucks' Wi-Fi speeds by up to 18x over AT&T, says SpeedSpot

People accessing the Wi-Fi service supplied by Google in certain Starbucks stores have been raving for months on social media about improved connectivity, and now SpeedSpot has confirmed that its users experienced up to 18 times faster download speeds at Starbucks locations that have swapped out their AT&T Mobility Wi-Fi service for Google's.

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.

Apple refutes China TV report about iOS7 'frequent locations' feature

Apple refuted a report from China's state broadcaster that described the iPhone as a "national security concern" because of a location-determination feature that it said records the time and location of a user's movements. According to The Wall Street Journal, researchers quoted in China Central Television's report said such data could provide people with knowledge of China's economic situation or "even state secrets."

Wi-Fi's 802.11ax standard could deliver gigabit speeds to devices

Researchers are busily working on 802.11ax, a follow-on technology for 802.11ac Wi-Fi that uses MIMO-OFDA signaling to deliver faster, even gigabit-speed, connections to individual devices rather than simply improving overall network capacity. But 802.11ax will not hit the shelves for a few years, given that 2019 is the target date for a ratified 802.11ax standard.

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.

Map shows possible TV white-space coverage zones for 16,500+ libraries

An interactive online map from the Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) shows prospective TV white space (TVWS) coverage zones for the more than 16,500 U.S. public libraries, which the GLN is using to make a pitch for including such facilities in upcoming rural broadband experiments authorized by the FCC.