It's U.S. versus China in DAS market; Cisco introduces NBase-T Alliance

More wireless tech news from across the web:

> In the distributed antenna system market, it's a U.S. versus China game, says Infonetics Research. Release

> Meru Networks earned honors for its work in developing the first OpenFlow-certified application in the wireless market. Article

> Cisco, Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx announced the founding of the NBase-T Alliance. Blog

> Server farms will play an increasing role in tomorrow's cellular networks, but the so-called cloud radio access networks (C-RANs) still face big technical challenges, according to one chip architect working in the area. Article

> BillGuard now uses location to help combat credit card fraud. Article

> Italian lawmakers plan free Wi-Fi to bridge digital gap with Europe. Article

> The Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together San Francisco, San Jose and London. Article

> Internet-connected battery could bring smoke alarms online. Article

> Cisco has partnered with Sensity Systems to target the smart city market, with a solution to convert street lighting infrastructure into a sensor network to support many applications. Article

> And finally… This isn't scary at all: How home hotspots could hit hurdles. Article