Rise Broadband expands fixed LTE to 20 more markets; LG's Action Cam streams YouTube Live via LTE

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The former VP of engineering for uBeam, which sells wireless charging technology, has accused the company of not being able to fulfill the promises it has made about its technology. TechCrunch article

> Google is reportedly developing a device similar to Amazon's Echo called "Chirp." Recode article

> Denver-based Rise Broadband, which offers fixed wireless broadband services via LTE with speeds up to 50 Mbps, said it will expand into more than 20 small-to-mid-sized markets. Release

> Google's new keyboard for the iPhone offers built-in search. BGR article

> Google is reportedly delaying a feature for Android similar to Apple's 3D Touch. The feature was initially intended to be released with Android N, but now will be released in a future version of Android. Recode article

> Barclays is offering a mobile payment alternative to Google's Android Pay. Engadget article

> Verizon's new FiOS Mobile app allows users to search for TV shows with their voice. Multichannel News article

> The former CEO of Sun Microsystems, the company that initially developed Java, sided with Google in the company's legal battle against Oracle, claiming that Java was designed to be "free and open to use." Phandroid article

> The new LG Action Cam allows LG G5 users to stream live video directly to YouTube Live via an LTE network. Mashable article

> A Samsung patent indicates the company wants to expand the user interface on smartwatches by projecting images onto users' arms. Phandroid article

Telecom News

> Sprint's new focus on its wireline unit doesn't allay rumors of asset sale. Editor's Corner

Wireless Tech News

> After satellite players O3b Networks and ViaSat submitted studies to the FCC, AT&T Services, Nokia, Samsung Electronics America, T-Mobile US and Verizon responded in kind, submitting results of a detailed but preliminary simulation conducted by Nokia to assess potential interference between terrestrial 5G services and fixed satellite services (FSS) systems sharing the 28 GHz band. Article

> Noting the need for spectrum to support 5G, Dish Network and 10 other members of the MVDDS 5G Coalition are asking the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding designed to permit MVDDS licensees to use their 12.2-12.7 GHz spectrum to provide 2-way mobile broadband services. Article

> Facebook used the [email protected] event to introduce Open/R, a custom-built, extensible distributed network application platform that was originally developed as a shortest-path routing system to power Terragraph, its multi-node wireless network that delivers high-speed internet connectivity in dense urban areas via short-hop transmission between small nodes. Article

Cable News

> In its second year as INTX, NCTA said its rebranded trade show is fulfilling its objective for broadened reach. Editor's Corner

> A consumer watchdog group is trying to delay the removal of the final hurdle for Charter Communications' takeover of Time Warner Cable. Article

And finally… New Zealand researchers are going to see whether 5G will affect users' health. Article

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