Dish, Ntelos expand fixed wireless pilot; HP wants buyers for its mobile patents

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> Dish Network and nTelos have agreed to expand their fixed broadband wireless pilot program. Release

> China will expand its trial of 4G wireless networks, according to regulators. Article

> Hewlett-Packard is reportedly peddling its mobile-computing patents to potential buyers. Article

> Apple prevailed in a patent-infringement trial against Wi-Lan, which was seeking $248 million from the company for wireless technology patents. Article

> BlackBerry released BlackBerry OS 10.2, an updated OS with new features. Article

> Samsung Electronics apologized to Chinese consumers for flaws in its handsets and offered free repair and extended warranty on some models. Article

> Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), has introduced a bill that directly attacks the business model of "patent trolls." Article

> Despite introducing the new iPad Air and iPad mini, Apple will continue to sell its iPad 2 – because it can. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Madrid-based Fon, which encourages users to share their Wi-Fi router signal with others in exchange for free access to other Fon hotspots around the world, jumped into the U.S. market with a new router that accepts Facebook credentials in lieu of a password. Article

> Nokia and Apple reveal strikingly different approaches to wireless connectivity. However, the approaches are not surprising given the companies' histories.  Article

> Testing solutions company Anritsu contends passive intermodulation (PIM) could be present problems for some operator small cell rollouts. Article

> South Korean startup AirPlug is gaining traction for its multi-network channel bonding technology. Article

European Wireless News

> Russia's leading mobile operators said they will start selling the new iPhone 5c and 5s models on Oct. 25. Article

> Austria's three main operators have secured more spectrum for the expansion of their LTE networks but said they have paid among the highest prices for spectrum in Europe.  Article

> Global mobile advertising spend will surpass $39 billion (€28.3 billion) in 2018, up from $13 billion (€8.7 billion) this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research.   Article

And finally... Samsung was fined $340,000 for posting fake online comments about its competitors. Article