Witness says FCC will OK terrestrial use of LightSquared's spectrum by 2015; Virgin, Boost will soon throttle data hogs to 128 kbps

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 > Open Garden's FireChat app uses the iOS 7 multipeer connectivity framework to enable peer-to-peer chats. Release

> LightSquared witness predicts FCC will OK terrestrial use of the company's spectrum by 2015. Article

> AT&T's Mansfield is skeptical of "small cells a service." Article

> China Unicom formally launched LTE with coverage initially available in 25 cities. Article

> Aviat Networks' new microwave router combines microwave transport, Layer 2 carrier Ethernet and Layer 3 IP/MPLS routing. Release

> Study: "Arrogant" Nortel proved it wasn't too big to fail. Article

> Wen Tong, Huawei's head of wireless research, discussed his vision for 5G. Article

> The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance submitted its first-ever filing to support FCC spectrum sharing proposals. Release

> Eastern European search giant Yandex acquired geolocation startup KitLocate to boost mobile search. Article

> Taiwan Mobile selected NSN as the sole supplier for its LTE Advanced carrier-aggregation deployment. Article

> Indoor localization specialist indoo.rs will participate in a project with San Francisco International Airport. Release

> North Carolina State University researchers reduced the coercivity of nickel ferrite (NFO) thin films by as much as 80 percent, enabling more energy efficient high-frequency electronics such as sensors, microwave devices and antennas. Release

> North Carolina State University researchers also developed a stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies. Release

> Ericsson and NSN separately announced video optimization solutions. Article

> Motorola Solutions rolled out the APX 7000L, a multiband P25 portable radio with an LTE module for public-safety users. Article

> Virgin, Boost will soon throttle data hogs to 128 kbps. Article

 And finally… San Francisco hotel luring techies by offering a free drink to Google Glass wearers. Article