Report: Internet of Things will become a thing next year; Qualcomm delivers 802.11ac advancement for enterprise

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> D-Link expands its Unified Wireless portfolio with new wireless controller supporting up to 256 access points. Release

> The Internet of Things will become a thing next year, according to eMarketer. Report

> Hype or no hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) has proven itself an irreversible trend in 2014. Commentary

> NENA officials explain key details of wireless 911 location accord with carriers. Article

> Qualcomm delivers 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and advanced network processing to address enterprise BYOD and other network challenges. Release

> Wireless technology assists in food-processing, other industries. Article

> NuCurrent and Molex announce a deal on wireless charging technology. Article

> Antenna tuners from RFMD, Skyworks, Qualcomm surge in flagship smartphones, says Strategy Analytics. Release

> Red Hat and Huawei are pushing Open Stack as an alternative to traditional telecom networking systems. Blog (sub. req.)

And finally… Japan's largest wireless carrier uses a shrimp cannon to promote its LTE network. Article