GSMA seeks new leader; Deutsche Telekom unveils hotspot program for SMBs

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> The GSMA is looking for a new leader after Anne Bouverot resigned as director general to become chief executive of security specialist Morpho.

> Despite fears of a standards war, fragmentation and food fights to get a piece of the Internet of Things, it does not need a unified platform. Commentary

> Deutsche Telekom announced HotSpot Plug'n'Play, a program to enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including owners of cafes, hotels or shops, to offer Wi-Fi services in their properties using Cisco gear. Release

> The Microsemi Corporation reached an agreement to acquire Vitesse Semiconductor for $389 million, furthering a drive toward consolidation in the chip-making industry. Article (sub. req.)

> Neptune is trying to sell a smartwatch that powers phones, tablets, TVs and more. Article

> The FCC fined Verizon $3.4 million for not telling officials about a major 911 outage in California. Article

> A group of industry veterans in Finland is ready to start making wearable games for the Apple Watch. Article

> Saudi Telecom Company has chosen Ericsson to provide it with an evolved IP Network solution as it seeks to expand and improve its mobile broadband offering in Saudi Arabia. Article

> The Internet of Things took center stage at this year's CeBIT in Hanover, Germany. Blog (sub. req.)

And finally… Elon Musk believes self-driving cars will take over the roads and human drivers could be banned from operating vehicles within 20 years. Article


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