Google's SkyBender testing solar-powered drones; Fujitsu hits 56 Gbps wireless transmission speeds

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> In a project codenamed SkyBender, Google is testing solar-powered drones at Spaceport America in New Mexico to explore ways to deliver high-speed Internet from the air, documents show. The Guardian article

> Federated Wireless raised $22 million to bolster the development of its cloud-hosted Spectrum Access System (SAS) and CINQ platform to bring the benefits of shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band to enterprise customers in the education, healthcare, hospitality, retail and financial markets. Release

> Fujitsu Laboratories and the Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a CMOS wireless transceiver chip that can process signals at high speeds with little loss across a broad range of frequencies, from 72 to 100 GHz. They also developed technology to modularize it. With these developments, they succeeded in achieving wireless transmission speeds of 56 Gbps. Telecompaper article

> Alphabet reports its latest financial results today, including how much it spent on "other bets." Investor's Business Daily article

> Former Cisco executive Padmasree Warrior is resigning from the board of directors of cloud file syncing and sharing service Box. Venture Beat article

> Nokia pledged to showcase industry-first LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro innovations that improve the capacity of TD- and FDD-LTE networks at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress. FierceWirelessEurope article

> Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets that could one day rival Facebook's Oculus Rift or Microsoft's Hololens, the Financial Times reported. Reuters article

> Elliptic Labs recently launched new software that could negate the need to install proximity sensors in smartphones. Phone Scoop article

> A standard for mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) over LTE is on track to be completed in March. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

And finally… Google revealed just how much it paid the researcher who owned the Google.com domain for 1 minute last year. Article

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