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U.S. carriers stay tight-lipped on LTE-U deployments

America’s big four wireless service providers are enthusiastic about the prospect of delivering data over unlicensed frequencies via LTE-U, but they’re playing their cards very close to their chests when it comes to specific plans.

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Comcast rolls out Wi-Fi management toolset

Comcast’s new WiFi Pro service, the company announced today, attempts to build advanced network monitoring and management features into a product designed for small business and branch office use.

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Verizon and Samsung partner on tech to beef up indoor wireless coverage

Verizon and Samsung announced 4G small-cell LTE technology to improve in-building wireless coverage for business customers.

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Review: 5 prepaid mobile hotspots fire up business travel

Fed up with mediocre Wi-Fi on the road? For not-so-frequent travelers, a pay-as-you-go personal hotspot might be the answer. We put five to the test.

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Super-powered Wi-Fi startup gets $25 million backing from Cisco, Verizon, others

Kumu Networks, a wireless startup which claims to have eliminated self-interference from Wi-Fi radios, announced today that it had raised a further $25 million in venture capital funding from Cisco, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and...

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Neiman Marcus wants to merge the online and in-store shopping experience

High-end department store Neiman Marcus wants to improve more than its customer online buying experience. The company is working to use technology to merge its online and brick-and-mortar efforts.

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iOS 9.3: See how much data Wi-Fi Assist has used

iOS 9.3 adds the ability to see how much data Wi-Fi assist has used. But Apple needs to add a data cap control so users can set a limit on cellular data used by Wi-Fi Assist.

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Enterprise WLAN market is hot, but it's all relative

Wireless LAN purchases aren't exactly going gangbusters these days, but relative to other enterprise infrastructure product sales, WLANs are where it's at.

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Privacy, mobile broadband top tech priorities for FTC, FCC

Chairs of FTC and FCC look ahead to a year that will see continued inquiries into tech firms' data collection practices and an ambitious effort to build out mobile broadband capacity.

Amazon to sell Wi-Fi, IoT chips

Annapurna Labs Inc., a company quietly bought by Amazon last year, announced this week that it will expand its efforts to sell chips for use in next-generation Wi-Fi and Internet of Things devices.

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CES 2016: FCC Chairman Wheeler predicts an 'extravaganza' at wireless spectrum auction

Speaking at CES 2016, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed confidence in the upcoming wireless spectrum auction.

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What you need to know about HaLow, or 802.11ah Wi-Fi

Here’s a primer on the new low-power 802.11ah Wi-Fi standard that’s designed to make a splash in the Internet of Things.

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Dreaming of a wire-free laptop? It's closer to reality

In the not too distant future, PC makers want to free your laptop of wires and cables. Some announcements at CES signal progress toward that goal.

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802.11ah Wi-Fi standard approved, will underpin Internet of Things

A new wireless standard that extends Wi-Fi’s reach down into the 900MHz band will keep the 802.11 family at the center of the developing Internet of Things, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced today.

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Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things gets a name: ‘Wi-Fi HaLow’

A new low-power, long-range version of Wi-Fi that bolsters Internet of Things (IoT) connections will be dubbed Wi-Fi HaLow.

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Battle over LTE in Wi-Fi bands may soon be resolved

The fight over LTE networks using the same frequencies as Wi-Fi may be headed toward a peaceful resolution at last.

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Verizon rolls out Wi-Fi calling this week, but starts slow

Verizon is ready to roll out Wi-Fi calling starting December 8 as a complement to the carrier's wireless service.

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Oklahoma Sooners use beacons, sensors to find rooms on massive campus

The University of Oklahoma has begun rolling out beacon technology to help students find study rooms and class information in its central library and other buildings by using their smartphones as they move about the vast campus in...

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