NYC to quit Bluetooth tracking test; Apple opens HomeKit to accessory makers

Wireless tech news from around the web:

> Google said that it has added MMS support to its Google Voice service. The company said it is working with "nearly 100 different North American carriers" to enable the feature, including AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus and others. Verizon Wireless is notable in its absence from the list. Post

> Nuage Networks, which is Alcatel-Lucent's Software Defined Networking (SDN) subsidiary, said it will provide Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to hosting company OVH. Article

> New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has discontinued a pilot project that would have installed Bluetooth beacons on phone booths to allow companies to market to passersby via a smartphone app they had downloaded. Article

> Cambium Networks said it is now selling its new PTP 820, a point-to-point licensed microwave backhaul platform that the company said "can be deployed in all-indoor, split-mount and all-outdoor configurations, and supports all types of networks requiring either hybrid or all-IP traffic." Release

> Freescale Semiconductor said its new 28-nm QorIQ T1 family of multicore communications processors support Aquantia AQrate 2.5 and 5 Gbps Ethernet PHY products. Release

> Wind River said it will be show off its new Titanium Server NFV infrastructure platform, which the company said delivers 99.9999 percent reliability, at the upcoming SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. Release

> Apple is opening the door to HomeKit accessory makers. Article

> AT&T and Blue Jeans Network teamed for mobile and desktop video conferencing. Article

And finally… The creator of the LED light didn't win a Nobel Prize. Article