Cohere pushes coding scheme for 5G air interface; FirstNet tackles hundreds of questions about RFP

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Cohere Technologies wants its wireless coding scheme to be adopted as part of the 5G air interface being defined over the next year. To make its case, the startup released data from a field trial that one analyst called promising. EE Times article

> Deciding where "blocking" might be justified in Wi-Fi is a difficult problem, but the FCC should work harder to clarify the matter. Network World commentary

> FirstNet received more than 400 questions about its request for proposal (RFP) that was released last month and plans to begin publishing answers "within the week," according to a FirstNet spokesperson. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

> Below-par networks that cause delays in video streaming and the loading of web pages send consumer stress levels and heart rates spiralling, revealed Ericsson in the Mobile World Congress edition of its Mobility Report. Mobile World Live article

> Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. revised its expectations on the impact from a Feb. 6 earthquake, saying the recovery will take longer than the company originally forecast. EE Times article

> 5G may be coming sooner than you think. RCR Wireless post

And finally… Apple "shreds" old iPhones to prevent real parts from ending up in fakes. Article