LG to jump into mobile payments market; T-Mobile deploys 700 MHz LTE to Detroit, Philadelphia

More wireless news from across the Web:

> LG Electronics said it signed an agreement to develop its own mobile payment service called LG Pay. Reuters article

> Google unveiled technology that lets users search inside and use mobile apps without downloading them. Wall Street Journal article

> T-Mobile said its Extended Range LTE, or 700 MHz A Block spectrum, is now live throughout the Detroit Metropolitan Area and the state of Michigan, including Northern Michigan. Release It's also now available in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Release

> Qualcomm announced that Cristiano Amon has been promoted to executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and president of QCT, effective immediately. Release

 Wireless Tech News

> 5G specifications are not fully defined yet, but experts say that they think 5G advancements -- such as longer battery life and less complex device modules -- will offer many benefits to the Internet of Things ecosystem. Article

> While the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) covers a lot of territory in its new white paper, "5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective," one thing is clear: There's a lot of life left in LTE systems, and 5G is going to have to be tightly integrated with LTE and LTE Advanced. Article

Cable News

> After finally deploying its skinny streaming video bundle in Boston last week, Comcast has launched its $15-a-month "Stream TV" service in the Chicago area. Article

> Wave Broadband, which recently raised $130 million in financing to expand 1 Gbps fiber-based services across its 450,000-customer, Pacific Northwest footprint, has signed on to deploy Casa Systems' C100G converged cable access platform (CCAP). Article

Telecom News

> Lincoln, Neb.-based NeInet is looking to shake up the city's cable and telco broadband duopoly of Windstream and Time Warner Cable with plans to offer a 1 Gbps FTTH service for residential customers. Article

> The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union has filed a request with the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to get a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent over claims that the French company plans to use money for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations. Article

And finally… Ford CEO Mark Fields said he sees the potential for fully autonomous cars to be available for use in the United States in four years. Article

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