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Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation.

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.

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Apple Watch and its wireless tech

Apple hasn't called its upcoming Apple Watch "magical" as it did with the iPad in 2010, but its wireless components have some spellbinding features. Whether the embedded NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi elements contribute to the success of...

5G faces hurdles on its way to offering multigigabit speeds

For 5G to be successful, the whole telecom industry will need to re-evaluate how networks work and are developed.

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Juniper rewires the data center

Introduction of QFX10000, new fabric make QFabric an island unto itself.

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Why is Apple avoiding wireless charging?

Samsung recently announced its Galaxy 6 and S6 Edge will have native wireless charging. Other, less-popular mobile devices also have it. But Apple has shunned the technology so far with its iPhone models and with its most mobile...

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Zuckerberg tracks early success with Internet.org

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday congratulated three Internet service providers for their success with early Internet.org initiatives in six countries where much of the population has never been online.

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HP to buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

Hewlett-Packard will purchase Aruba Networks to boost its wireless networking business, the companies announced Monday.

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For a speed boost, Alcatel-Lucent says use both cell and Wi-Fi

If you have both cellular and Wi-Fi, why not use both? At Mobile World Congress, Alcatel-Lucent is demonstrating a way to do that as part of the same network.

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Wait, WHAT? HP buying Aruba, say deep-throats

Super-secret-squirrel rumor-mongers say HP is buying Aruba Networks, a leading Wi-Fi infrastructure outfit. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get connected...

Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Bluetooth backers plan to give the technology a way to form mesh networks, dramatically extending its range and its role in the Internet of Things.

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Samsung, SKT to demonstrate 7.5Gbps wireless data next week

Samsung Electronics and South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom plan to demonstrate next week research into future "5G" wireless and data transmission at 7.55Gbps.

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Mobile networks prep for the Internet of Things

Wireless carriers are making changes behind the scenes to make their mobile networks more efficient and flexible.

Information disclosure flaw exposes Netgear wireless routers to attcks

Several of Netgear's wireless routers contain a vulnerability that allows attackers to extract sensitive information, including admin passwords and wireless network keys.

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Sprint shows biggest gains in network performance in last half of 2014

Sprint showed the greatest network performance improvement of the nation's four largest wireless carriers for the last half of 2014, according to RootMetrics.

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Verizon, T-Mobile and SK Telecom eye LTE on Wi-Fi spectrum

In the hunt for ways to improve coverage and increase cellular speeds, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile in the U.S., and SK Telecom of South Korea, are considering using LTE over 5GHz, which is used by Wi-Fi networks.

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As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Wi-Fi may carry many voice calls within the next few years, but the technology required to make those calls is still young in some ways.

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Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

If unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum is like a cool, independently run cafe, then mobile operators using those frequencies for LTE may sound like a corporate chain buying out your favorite spot.

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Over-the-air software coming soon to your next car

As Tesla Model S's sat quietly in their garages, Elon Musk tweeted that the all-electric vehicles will receive wireless upgrades to their powertrain – boosting their performance. This first-of-its kind wireless powertrain upgrade is...

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