Google Loon balloons will do 3 laps around globe; NFC Forum, Bluetooth SIG target interoperability

Wireless tech news from around the Web.

> Google says each Project Loon balloon will do three laps around the globe over 100 days. Video

> Alcatel-Lucent will build a TD-LTE network for YooMee in West and Central Africa. Article

> Agilent Technologies said its new EXM Test Set is ready for volume production of LTE-Advanced and 802.11ac devices. Release

> Hong Kong's PCCW-HKT expects to deploy a Huawei-supplied VoLTE and enhanced Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (eSRVCC) solution by year-end. Article

> MathWorks introduced its LTE System Toolbox for LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless communication systems and devices. Release

> Hydrogen phone chargers to keep Africans connected when power runs short. Article

> Frost & Sullivan said the global wireless test equipment market will reach $5.57 billion in 2019. Release

> The NFC Forum and Bluetooth SIG will work on interoperability between the two technologies. Article

> Telecom New Zealand launched its LTE service. Article

And finally… A man was held on suspicion of a didgeridoo attack on a California taxi. Article