Sprint Spark may provide LTE speeds up to 180 Mbps; BSGI announces Bluetooth 4.1

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> Sprint's Hesse said Spark tri-mode LTE service could eventually provide real-world speeds of 150-180 Mbps. Article

> Spending on macrocell RANs, HetNets, mobile core and backhaul infrastructure will reach $104 billion by 2020, says SNS Research. Release

> Silicon-to-photonics routing company Compass-EOS joined the Georgia Technology Center. Release

> NSN has the edge in the race to a 2018 $9 billion SON market, according to ABI. Release

> Ixia's IxNetwork application portfolio now validates the scale and performance of OpenFlow controllers. Release

> IHS said multi-stream Wi-Fi, WiGig and similar technologies will drive a surge in shipments of high-speed wireless devices. Release

> The Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced Bluetooth 4.1, which includes increased co-existence support for LTE. Release

> Syniverse and the Rural Independent Network Alliance expanded a pact for mobile interoperability solutions, including addition of core Syniverse LTE hub elements. Release

And finally… Coder prevails over skeptics, releases mobile app to get off the streets. Article