Survey examines attitudes about Wi-Fi security; HP and NEC collaborate on NFV

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Nokia's planned takeover of Alcatel-Lucent will make it a "more complete player" than Ericsson from a products and technology perspective, according to Hossein Moiin, the Finnish vendor's chief technology officer. Light Reading article

> Xirrus revealed the results of a survey that shows most respondents (79 percent) do not feel that public Wi-Fi is secure; however, the majority of users (62 percent) still connect to public Wi-Fi. Release

> Pager, an app that allows New Yorkers to request at-home visits from doctors and nurses, raised new funding from Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures and New Enterprise Associates at a valuation of about $75 million. Wall Street Journal story (sub. req.)  

> Chipmaker Sequans Communications and NetComm Wireless introduced the NetComm Wireless 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router with LTE powered by Sequans. Release

> Gonzaga University researchers' antenna eases wireless network traffic jam. The Spokesman Review article

> A new study makes a case for why mobile network operators should accelerate their move to a network functions virtualization (NFV)-based architecture, saying they can realize an investment payback in three years. Release

> HP and NEC Corporation will collaborate to accelerate communications service provider (CSP) adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. Release

> Silicon Labs introduced its Thread networking solution, offering a software stack so developers can create Thread-compliant products. Release

And finally… People are freaking out over a big change Snapchat made to its app. Article