Ericsson launches cloud tracking platform for maritime industry; Cambium appoints industry veteran Sheppeck to SVP of worldwide sales

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Ericsson launched its Maritime ICT Cloud platform designed to provide an end-to-end solution targeting connectivity and tracking needs for the maritime industry. Article

> A theme emerging at CES: Cars are connecting to everything from smartphones to wearables, the smart home and even the roads and vehicles around them. Article

> Hughes Electrical is deploying Ruckus Wireless' Smart Wi-Fi products and technology across its retail outlets in the United Kingdom. Release

> Energous' new wireless power system, which uses a mix of Bluetooth and RF, could charge a phone from up to 20 feet away. Article

> Cambium Networks appointed communications industry veteran Bryan Sheppeck to senior vice president of worldwide sales. Release

> Could Nokia's ultra-detailed mapping data hold the key to an autonomous car of the future? Article

> Broadcom Corporation announced an expanded portfolio of 5G WiFi chips and system-on-chip (SoC) devices for high performance and mass market retail routers, wireless cable/DSL/PON gateways and set-top boxes. Release

> Marvell introduced an 802.11ac Wave-2 4x4 processor, the Marvell Avastar 88W8964, featuring 160 MHz bandwidth and multi-user, multiple input and multiple output (MU-MIMO) support. Release

> Bluvision launched the iBEEK beacon with the Texas Instruments' SimpleLink Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart solutions. Release

And finally… 2015 is getting an extra second--and that's a bit of a problem for the Internet. Article