Ericsson's CTO brushed aside the idea of using balloons and drones for Internet connectivity; Small Cell Forum's LTE Plugfest addressed multi-vendor SON

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> Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson brushed aside the idea of using balloons and drones to extend Internet connectivity within emerging markets. Article

> Expanding network capacity will push mobile packet core spending over $18 billion through 2019, ABI said. Release

> Mountain View, Calif., is using Ruckus Wireless' Smart Wi-Fi products for  its free public Wi-Fi service. Release

> Celeno debuted a Wi-Fi Experience Manager, which provides control over home wireless networks. Release

> The second Small Cell Forum LTE Plugfest addressed multi-vendor SON. Release

And finally… A TSA officer at a Florida airport who refused to accept a D.C. driver's license didn't know the nation's capital is part of the United States. Article

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