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Report: AT&T using NetComm, Ericsson for fixed WLL effort

AT&T is reportedly using equipment from Australia's NetComm Wireless and services from Ericsson for its fixed wireless local loop (WLL) technology tests. AT&T confirmed recently it is testing fixed WLL technology in select areas of the country with local residents who want to try the service, including in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Virginia, and is seeing speeds of around 15 to 25 Mbps.

Startup Velmenni moves Li-Fi from lab to real-world tests

New Delhi startup Velmenni is moving its Li-Fi technology from the research lab to real-world tests. The company's CEO told the  International Business Times UK  that it has started testing the technology within offices and industrial environments in Tallinn, Estonia.

Alcatel-Lucent wins Orange Romania 4G network upgrade contract

Alcatel-Lucent said Orange Romania will be able to provide enhanced 4G services to its subscribers, after the infrastructure provider won a contract to upgrade the operator's long-haul microwave backhaul transport network.

Here prepares to demonstrate C-ITS in the Netherlands in H1 2016

Nokia announced its Here mapping and navigation unit is evaluating the rollout of a cellular network in the Netherlands as part of the businesses' Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for connected vehicles.

RootMetrics: Mobile signal quality more important than schools to UK home buyers

A new report from independent mobile analytics company RootMetrics found that a third of house hunters in the UK would be put off from buying a flat or a house if the mobile network performance proved to be poor.

Go90 stands as Verizon's entry into the world of video innovation

Verizon has carefully worked to build its reputation as a reliable telecommunications company focused exclusively on building wireless and wireline networks. However, according to company executives, Verizon's recent entry into the mobile video space via its new Go90 offering represents Verizon's efforts to join the rush into mobile video, targeted advertising and Silicon Valley-style innovation.

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.

Report: Samsung considering offloading wireless network gear biz

Samsung Electronics is considering selling its wireless networks unit, according to a  Light Reading  report, which cites unnamed industry sources.

The rise and fall and rise of operator mobile voice

For a long time, it was all about data, but now mobile voice is firmly back in operators' sights as they seek to retrieve control of what was their former sole domain. Our recent special report on Wi-Fi calling, for example, explored some of the approaches, from dialler-integrated Wi-Fi calling through to downloadable apps such as Three InTouch and Telefonica's TU Go service.

Analysts: AT&T's 2015 wireless capex likely will be down 21% from 2014

Evercore ISI analysts said in a report that if AT&T winds up spending $9 billion on wireless network capital expenditures in 2015, that would represent a 20.9 percent year-over-year reduction in spending, "far worse than our initial expectations after T announced a reduced capex outlook roughly a year ago."