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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Wi-Fi Alliance publishes LTE/WiFi coexistence test plan

Richard Chirgwin, The Register, 9/22/16 Would-be LTE-U carriers told to take these tests, or just leave off The Wi-Fi Alliance’s long-awaited – and controversial – LTE-U Coexistence Test plan has landed. The reg-walled test plan is supposed to help work out if LTE-U – the mobile carriers’ plan to use unlicensed spectrum if nobody else […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:03 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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LTE-U coexistence moves along but not fast enough for some stakeholders

Monica Alleven, FierceWireless, 4/28/16 Qualcomm, T-Mobile express frustration on length of LTE-U process While some LTE-U stakeholders are frustrated with how long it’s taking, the Wi-Fi Alliance says it’s on track to meet its goal of releasing this summer a final test plan for ensuring coexistence between LTE-U and Wi-Fi in unlicensed spectrum. The Wi-Fi […]

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Posted on April 28, 2016 at 11:27 am 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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Unlicensed LTE in the 3.5GHz band could be good for enterprises

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 2/1/16 Forget about it hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in business Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years. So-called unlicensed LTE has come under fire ever since the news about it first broke more […]

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Posted on February 1, 2016 at 8:34 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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New Verizon LTE tech could ruin Wi-Fi, says Google, Microsoft and others

Mashable Tech, Chris Perkins, 12/10/15 A battle between some of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. is being waged in the airwaves. Google, Microsoft, Comcast and other large tech companies are lobbying the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against a new LTE technology Verizon is developing, claiming it will have an adverse effect on Wi-Fi, […]

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