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Wi-Fi Alliance improves Wi-Fi Direct certification to support new services

The Wi-Fi Alliance added an optional set of services to its Wi-Fi Direct certification program, all of which are aimed at reducing operations to a single step.

Leading German telcos face NSA, GCHQ spy probe

German authorities are preparing a far-reaching probe into claims U.S. and UK intelligence agencies have free and easy access to telecoms data from major operators including Deutsche Telekom.

NFL's iffy private Wi-Fi network irks some coaches

The vagaries of unlicensed spectrum are causing some coaches in the National Football League to lose their cool even more than usual.

Comcast, Liberty Global agree to international Wi-Fi roaming

Cable operators Comcast and Liberty Global will allow one another's customers to roam on their respective Wi-Fi hotspots in the United States and Europe starting in 2015. The MSOs said they will first trial the Wi-Fi roaming service later this year.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus add to the momentum behind VoWiFi, VoLTE

Apple's decision to support Wi-Fi calling as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus represents a bellwether for the wireless industry given the iPhone's high profile worldwide, say industry executives.

Rice University claims multiuser MIMO breakthrough for TV white space

Researchers from the wireless network group at Rice University have crafted a multiuser MIMO transmission scheme for TV white- space (TVWS) spectrum in the UHF band.

Comcast Wi-Fi ads raise security, net neutrality concerns

Comcast's decision to insert self-promotional advertising into its Wi-Fi hotspots "raises security concerns and arguably cuts to the core of the ongoing net neutrality debate," an Ars Technica story maintains.

The 5 top reasons why cable operators are getting into Wi-Fi

It is no secret that U.S. cable operators are rapidly deploying millions of private and public Wi-Fi hotspots. While cable MSOs claim consumer satisfaction is their primary driver, many industry observers suggest there is an even bigger plan that could impact traditional cellular operators and potentially alter the overall wireless industry landscape. FierceWireless breaks down the motivating factors in this special report.

UK operators reject national roaming plan, mull other options

UK-based mobile operators rejected calls by the government to create a national roaming agreement in an effort to improve poor signal coverage in rural areas, although operators say they are working with the government by looking at various options to help address the problem of mobile black spots, or "not" spots.

Cable Wi-Fi: The MSOs finally get wireless right

Cable operators have dallied in wireless numerous times over the years, but nothing has really stuck. Their Pivot and SpectrumCo initiatives came and went, and it seemed the MSOs might never carve out a significant role in wireless communications. But their wireless prospects changed for the better as soon as they started dabbling in unlicensed, rather than licensed, spectrum and nomadic, rather than highly mobile, services.