Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring

Devin Coldewey, Tech Crunch, 3/3/17 The FCC has given several companies the go-ahead to activate a wireless technology called LTE-U in their base stations; if all goes as planned, devices will be able to communicate cellular data over unlicensed frequencies technically overlapping with those of Wi-Fi. The basic idea behind LTE-U (and related techniques called […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi vs. LTE could be the start of a mobile rollercoaster

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 10/11/16 More mobile services will start sharing spectrum, so your speeds could vary more The long fight over LTE networks sharing frequencies with Wi-Fi may be just the first of many battles as device makers and service providers try to make the most of the limited available spectrum. Around the world, regulators and […]

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Posted on October 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LTE-U’s window is closing and bigger 5G disputes may be coming

The Register, 8/22/16 Verizon and Qualcomm slam Wi-Fi Alliance’s proposed test framework One of the presumed outcomes of the 5G process is full convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, with one or more air interface standards which can span both, using frequencies entirely flexibly according to requirement. This is a very long way off, if […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi Alliance says goal is to deliver LTE-U/Wi-Fi coexistence test plan by summer

Monica Alleven, FierceWireless, 3/29/16 Timeframe could be accelerated or delayed based on contributions A document that Ericsson filed with the FCC indicates the final test plan related to LTE-U and Wi-Fi coexistence from the Wi-Fi Alliance Coexistence Task Group will not be completed until mid-August at the earliest. But the Wi-Fi Alliance says its goal […]

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Posted on March 29, 2016 at 9:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T takes its 5G road show to the FCC

Monica Alleven, FierceWireless, 1/11/16 Make no mistake: AT&T  certainly is thinking about 5G, even if its executives are urging the industry not to get too far ahead of itself before standards are written. AT&T representatives recently met with FCC officials to discuss 5G as part of the commission’s proceeding on the use of bands above […]

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Posted on January 11, 2016 at 8:09 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi Alliance: Work on LTE-U testing regime ongoing, but it’s unclear when it will be finished

Mike Dano, FierceWireless, 1/11/16 A top executive from the Wi-Fi Alliance said the group is making progress in its efforts to create a testing regime for LTE-U technologies, with the goal of creating some common ground between the Wi-Fi industry and the cellular industry over the controversial technology. However, he said it’s not yet clear […]

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Posted on January 11, 2016 at 7:58 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi industry is worried about mobile invading its airwaves

Kevin Fitchard,  GigaOM, 2/18/15 There’s a new technology buzzing around mobile carrier circles called License Assisted Access that promises to make our 4G networks faster by dipping into unlicensed airwaves. Most people have never heard of it, but the Wi-Fi industry sure has and it’s raising some red flags.LAA, also known as LTE-Unlicensed, would tap […]

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Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:05 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon, T-Mobile and SK Telecom eye LTE on Wi-Fi spectrum

Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Service, 2/11/15 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 today is used by Wi-Fi networks. The operators have all taken part in tests conducted by telecommunications […]

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Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:13 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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