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Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation.

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School district gets an HP SDN makeover to address wireless growth, security problems

South Washington County Schools standardizes on one vendor, leans on Software Defined Networking


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Verizon bumps up its 100G metro fiber-optic network

Verizon on Tuesday announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn't reveal where the work will be done or other details.

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Tesla announces over-the-air upgrade with range assurance

Tesla today announced the coming availability of version 6.2 of its OS, which will automatically tell drivers where charging stations are and when they're driving out of range. The company also announced version 7 of the software,...

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Apple Watch and its wireless tech

Apple hasn't called its upcoming Apple Watch "magical" as it did with the iPad in 2010, but its wireless components have some spellbinding features. Whether the embedded NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi elements contribute to the success of...

Sprint launches turnkey wired, wireless service

Sprint today announced a turnkey wired and wireless communicationsservice for SMBs that will cost $200 a month per worker.

MacBook makes a case for wireless docking -- but too soon

The single-port laptop could have used some wire-free tools that haven't hit the mainstream yet

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Why Apple may go its own way with wireless charging

Apple has filed several patents on wireless charging over the past 10 years, but hasn't added the feature to any of its devices. If it does so, the technology will likely be proprietary.

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Why is Apple avoiding wireless charging?

Samsung recently announced its Galaxy 6 and S6 Edge will have native wireless charging. Other, less-popular mobile devices also have it. But Apple has shunned the technology so far with its iPhone models and with its most mobile...

Can a Barcelona romance bring Wi-Fi and cells together?

MWC is host to several new approaches to making the networks work together

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Ikea's Newest Furniture Can Charge Your Phone Wirelessly

New desks, bedside tables, and lamps will feature Qi wireless charging capabilities.

For a speed boost, Alcatel-Lucent says use both cell and Wi-Fi

The company says it can tie the networks together using only software

Report: HP to Buy Aruba for Wireless Tech

HP is in talks to purchase Aruba Networks, with an eye toward acquiring that company’s wireless networking infrastructure technology, according to a report published today by Bloomberg News.

Extreme Networks CEO Touts Open SDN Strategy, Robust Wireless as Key Assets in Changing Net Market

It’s been about 15 months since Extreme Networks completed the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, a move that bolstered not only Extreme’s financial heft, but widened its switching line and beefed up its wireless LAN capabilities....

Chip companies working to make Wi-Fi more maker-friendly

The goal is to make adding Wi-Fi connectivity much easier

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Call it 802.11baaa: Rural Broadband Experiment Could Use Sheep as Wi-Fi Hotspots

Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.

Wi-Fi backers warn about unlicensed LTE while Ericsson claims speed boost

The Wi-Fi Alliance plans collaboration to make sure Wi-Fi users don't get squeezed out

As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Software features from Ruckus Wireless are designed to help access points better handle voice calls

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Security, Privacy Gaps Put U.S. Drivers at Risk of Hacking

New standards are needed to plug security and privacy gaps in cars and trucks, according to a report released by U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.

Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

LTE will soon tap into unlicensed spectrum, but not without safeguards

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