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Verizon, Qualcomm set to supply controversial unlicensed LTE starting next year

Verizon and Qualcomm are on track to extend LTE networks into Wi-Fi frequencies by the end of next year despite a heated controversy over whether that would slow down wireless LANs.

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New wireless science promises 100-times faster Wi-Fi

Terahertz radiation will deliver much faster wireless data networks. Recent advances have been made in one critical challenge—multiplexing.

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Juniper lines up Aerohive for cloud WLANs

Partnership follows Ruckus arrangement and gives it another option for enterprise customers

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How mobile network usage differs among demographics

A new report breaks down the recent explosion of data generated on smartphones to show differences in mobile networking trends among demographics.

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Will Apple's iPhone 6s line really give you 2-times faster Wi-Fi, LTE speeds?

Apple boasts twice the Wi-Fi and LTE performance with its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but will you actually get to enjoy that kind of speed? As it turns out, it's not likely.

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AT&T makes a big push into IoT

In the expanding universe called the Internet of Things, even garbage bins will be networked together wirelessly. That way, a central console -- perhaps one that's monitored automatically -- can know whether a bin has been overturned...

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Get ready to live in a trillion-device world

Among the predictions, from a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California at Berkeley: Chemical sensors, cameras and microphones of all types and shapes, as well as sensors inside of us and...


Think your meeting's important? 25 years ago, this one spawned Wi-Fi

The IEEE 802.11 Working Group began meeting 25 years ago to develop the standard that became the basis of Wi-Fi.

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Qualcomm exec on LTE-U: We’re not trying to mess up your Wi-Fi

Big wireless providers elbowing their way onto the same unlicensed spectrum as your Wi-Fi isn’t going to be the headache that many predict, according to Qualcomm senior vice president of business development Neville Meijers.

How the Red Sox brought new tech to baseball's oldest park

Boston Red Sox IT staff faced the unique challenge of deploying public Wi-Fi without disturbing the original structures or feel of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The initiative is just one part of an ongoing effort to...


Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

ITC rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

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Google OnHub Wi-Fi router review: It's designed to coddle novices and annoy power users

On the upside, it’s a very good performer. On the downside, it makes all networking decisions for you.


In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

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Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi...

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Access points with 802.11ac are taking over enterprise WLANs

Wireless networks based on the 802.11ac standard are taking over in the enterprise, resulting in faster connections for users with compatible devices.

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Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness

The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass. allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month.

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Think fast, think pink and think small

Time’s a-ticking, and we’re getting closer and closer to what is almost certainly the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, though not the iPhone 7. The latest leaks, reported by Chinese website Daliulian, say that the new models to be...

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