China Mobile scales back Wi-Fi ambitions to focus on TD-LTE; Japan plans 5G deployments for 2020 Olympics

Wireless tech news from around the Web.

> China Mobile is scaling back its Wi-Fi ambitions to focus on TD-LTE. Article

> The rise in mobile broadband traffic is putting a new focus on centralized signaling and routing control, said Infonetics. Release

> Chinese operators formed a joint venture to own and manage their towers. Article

> Shipments of Apple iBeacons and other Bluetooth LE beacons will break 60 million by 2019, according to ABI. Release

> Murata, which focuses on the design, manufacture and supply of electronic components and solutions, joined the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. Release

> Gowex's former CEO was charged over the firm's false accounts. Article

> Japan's communications ministry approved a plan to get 5G deployed in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Article

And finally… A smartphone case that looks like a hand and another that releases pepper spray are on the list of "12 wacky smartphone cases." Article

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