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Supporters and opponents of LTE-U both claim victory after collaborative testing

Recent tests to see whether LTE-U technology interferes with Wi-Fi signals prove conclusively that LTE-U poses no problems whatsoever for Wi-Fi networks, and also that LTE-U will drown out Wi-Fi, depending on which party is to be...

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Who goes there? Let me see your RF signature!

Using an incredibly weak radio frequency signal, a new system called RF-Capture, developed at MIT CSAIL, can see through walls and identify individuals

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Five things you should know about unlicensed LTE

Here are five things you should know about unlicensed LTE, the concept of sending 4G cell traffic over channels also used by Wi-Fi and other networks.

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Wi-Fi Alliance touts survey numbers as LTE-U showdown looms

The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that certifies Wi-Fi products for interoperability, has highlighted the importance of the technology to the daily lives of Americans ahead of a testing summit that will try to shed some light on...

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T-Mobile offers users free 4G LTE CellSpot to boost indoor cellular coverage

T-Mobile announced an indoor 4G LTE CellSpot that will help small businesses and residents connect up to 16 simultaneous calls or data sessions.

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Has FCC "gone off the rails" with latest Wi-Fi blocking fines?

Critics of the FCC's crackdown over the past year on organizations purposefully blocking consumers' Wi-Fi hotspots might actually have a couple of kindred spirits on the Commission itself.

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Indy speedway CIO says a sense of urgency drives decision-making

Rhonda Winter, CIO at Hulman & Co., owners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, says her IT degree and a background in manufacturing made her focused on business processes, and finding ways to deliver value quicker.

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Hilton fined for obstructing FCC investigation into Wi-Fi blocking

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Hilton Worldwide Holdings $25,000 for obstructing its investigation into whether the hotel operator blocked Wi-Fi hotspots being used by customers.

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FCC strikes again on Wi-Fi blocking: Hilton, big electrical contractor fined thousands

The FCC isn’t kidding around in going after Wi-Fi blockers: Now it has slapped big electrical contracting company M.C. Dean with a $718,000 fine for blocking consumers’ Wi-Fi connections and has proposed a $25,000 fine for Hilton...

MIT uses Wi-Fi to look through walls

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence lab are working on a technology, called RF Capture, that uses radio frequencies to see people standing on the other side of a wall with startling clarity.

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LTE-U: A quick explainer

LTE-U is a wireless network technology that’s promising a lot, as well as ruffling a few feathers (especially in the Wi-Fi world). Here’s a brief rundown for the perplexed.

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Should courts protect people who claim they're allergic to Wi-Fi?

A court win for an individual complaining of electromagnetic hypersensitivity could have repercussions for the wireless communications industry.

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Ruckus acquires onboarding provider Cloudpath

Wireless infrastructure manufacturer Ruckus announced Thursday that it would purchase Cloudpath Networks, best known for its Wi-Fi onboarding software products, for an undisclosed sum.

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Aruba succeeded where other Wi-Fi companies failed: A talk with the founder about the acquisition by HP, the future of Wi-Fi

Keerti Melkote talks about the acquisition by HP, product line rationalization, gigabit Wi-Fi, and IoT

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Vodafone wants to revolutionize the voice call

The way we make phone calls is about to change drastically if Mobile Network Operator Vodafone’s Rich Communication Services takes off. Pre-calling; in-call multimedia and drawing sketches are among the benefits.

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It's on: LTE-U vs. Wi-Fi

Recently, a new carrier technology called LTE-U (LTE Unlicensed) is at the center of a hot debate, as it has the potential to make Wi-Fi redundant.

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Wi-Fi Alliance reaches for peace over unlicensed LTE

A Wi-Fi Alliance workshop next month could start to lay the groundwork for peace between Wi-Fi and LTE promoters who have been arguing over potential interference.

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AT&T kicks off Wi-Fi calling years after T-Mobile

AT&T kicked off Wi-Fi calling on newer-model iPhones running iOS 9 after winning permission from the Federal Communications Commission two days earlier.

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