DoCoMo, Huawei demonstrate unlicensed LTE; Microsoft reportedly will announce Windows 9 Sept. 30

Quick news from around the Web.

> Alcatel-Lucent paid back a $1.75 billion loan that was secured with the company's patents. Article

> Japan's DoCoMo and China's Huawei demonstrated LTE technology running over unlicensed spectrum. Article

> In a filing with the FCC that was also signed by Huawei, China Mobile urged the FCC to consider the use of TD-LTE on 3.5 GHz spectrum. Post (sub. req.)

> Samsung agreed to pay a $2.3 million fine over allegations it misled consumers about where some of its products were manufactured. Article

> Google is now offering mobile app install ads on its Search and YouTube products. Article

> Microsoft will reportedly announce Windows 9 on Sept. 30. Article

> Germany's Infineon said it will purchase International Rectifier, which makes power-management circuits. Article

> Iliad is reportedly seeking help from Microsoft and Google to improve its bid for T-Mobile US. Article

> LightSquared had lost $1.51 billion since it filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Article

> AT&T said a recent lawsuit filed by the National Association of Broadcasters against the FCC over rules for the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction can be resolved quickly. Post

> LG announced the L Fino and L Bello Android smartphones, saying they are "perfect for teenagers and first-time smartphone owners in emerging 3G markets." Release

Wireless Tech News

> Hacked traffic lights highlight the perils within the Internet of Things. Article

> Spectrum refarming for wireless broadband is fraught with twists and turns. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Sprint is giving its international business customers another way to enable more effective interoffice communications by extending its cloud-based unified communications service, Complete Collaboration, to 12 European countries. Article

> Frontier has moved ahead with union negotiations in its California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, markets. Article

Cable News

> Despite significant audience declines among cable's biggest programming networks, and a sudden dip in advertising sales, media conglomerates generally reported strong revenue growth during the second quarter. Article

> Are cable operators making fiber-fueled over-promises based on DOCSIS 3.0? Editor's Corner

And finally… Tesla Model S owners will be able to start their cars with their iPhone. Article


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