House sets FirstNet progress hearing for Feb. 2; KT, Nokia collaborate on LTE-M trial

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> The House Communications Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for Feb. 2 to check up on the progress of FirstNet. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Comcast's new Wi-Fi Pro service with features to support both employee and guest networks at business locations is now live. Light Reading article

> South Korean operator KT and Nokia recently conducted what the companies say is the industry's first enhanced machine type communications field trial. RCR Wireless article

> FreeWave Technologies introduced the WavePro WP201 shorthaul and Wi-Fi platform, the first announced product in the company's series of Sensor-2-Server (S2S) solutions that are designed to address needs in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

> Technology to track the safety of drivers in commercial fleets has existed for decades, but telematics may finally be on the verge of widespread adoption due in part to smartphones and ride-sharing apps. Wall Street Journal article

> Periscope announced an integration with GoPro that will let users broadcast to their followers from an action camera for the first time. The Verge article

> VMware confirmed that it was laying off 800 employees in a move that appears to be part of the ongoing dance among EMC federated companies prior to the Dell acquisition expected to go through later this year. TechCrunch article

> Elon Musk is betting there will be one city in the world that leads the way for the adoption of electric cars, and that city is not in the U.S. Tech Insider article

And finally… Man survives 48 straight hours in VR with no reported nausea. Article

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