Ericsson launches remote water monitoring competition; Sigfox lands deal in Denmark

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Cambridge Wireless says it has overcome key hurdles in the development of a full duplex transceiver and will demonstrate its advances in a matter of weeks. Article

> Ericsson has partnered with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to launch a competition in which university students are challenged to develop innovative devices that can be used to remotely monitor the Chattahoochee River, which borders Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Release

> The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology scheduled a hearing at 2 p.m. EST on June 16 regarding the progress of FirstNet. Article

> John Chambers won't be retiring when he leaves the CEO chair at Cisco on July 26. He will be executive chairman and already has been assigned to lead Cisco's internal security business. Article

> Ruckus Wireless deployed its Smart WiFi network at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, UK. Article

> Sigfox and IoT Denmark A/S announced plans to roll out the Sigfox network in the Scandinavian country. Release

> Radisys Corporation and ZTE Corporation announced a strategic partnership that will standardize Radisys's MediaEngine virtualized Media Resource Function (vMRF) as the media processing solution for ZTE's value-added services and core network offerings in VoLTE, VoWiFi, video and IMS. Release

> CENX says it has partnered with Ericsson to integrate CENX's Cortx Service Orchestrator as an element of Ericsson's global Managed Services Delivery Platform. Release

> Facebook is offering up free beacons to retailers and businesses using its service as part of an update to the company's Place Tips feature originally rolled out in January. Article

And finally… Former BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie says he knows why the iPhone won, but he still uses a Bold. Article