Towerstream signs a small cell services teaming pact with Alcatel-Lucent; Intel says its LTE business is ramping up

Wireless tech news from around the Web.

> Towerstream signed a small cell services teaming pact with Alcatel-Lucent. Release

> D-Link's newest router provides Wi-Fi access in return for a Facebook check-in. Article

> RAD inaugurated an R&D center in Israel's Negev region to focus on network programmability. Release

> Chunghwa Telecom launched Taiwan's first LTE Service. Article

> Comcast switched on 1,000 Xfinity WI-Fi hotspots in the Chicago area. Article

> HGI sets out requirements for wireless network technologies in the home. Release

> PCIA's Jonathan Adelstein lauded a U.S. House effort to expedite an FCC rulemaking to streamline deployment of wireless infrastructure. Release

 > MVNO Rok Mobile is using Devicescape's service platform. Release

> Infonetics said the evolved packet core market more than doubled during the first quarter of 2014. Release

> Intel said its LTE business is ramping up as customers incorporate its XMM 7160 LTE platform into new devices. Blog post

And finally… "Why not just strap it to your body?" YouTube comedian Matthias and his team skewered the long-rumored Apple iWatch. Video