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FCC Banks Nearly $45 Billion in Landmark AWS-3 Spectrum Auction

The FCC announced today that Auction 97 has closed after roughly two and a half months, with winning bids totaling $44.9 billion for the 65MHz of mostly AWS-3 spectrum on offer. That figure is far and away the highest ever seen in a...

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Google Preps for Wireless Services with T-Mo and Sprint

Google is prepping to offer its own wireless voice and data service over the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile -- a move likely to be markedly different from traditional virtual network operations.

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Big Visions for 5G Before the FCC

Drones, robots, high-altitude balloons and low-altitude satellites are all envisioned to provide fifth-generation (5G) wireless connections as early as 2020, according to recent FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google,...

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10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are advanced, wait until you see what's cooking in the labs at universities...

Cisco building switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

With a standard still far off, the company is rolling out switches with 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit options

Marriott now says it won't block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

The hotel operator will look for other ways to secure its own networks

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Wireless Charging -- McDonald's is Lovin' it

McDonald's is installing 600 wireless charging hotspots in 50 of its restaurants in the U.K.

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Bluetooth in Your Snowboard Bindings?! Meet the XON Snow-1

Balance and flex sensors collect data about each ride, and the app can even overlay that data on a video of your run.

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Ericsson Pushes Plan to Send Wireless Apps Over Unlicensed 5GHz Spectrum

Ericsson announced wireless technology today at International CES that's designed to improve coverage and speed for bandwidth-hungry smartphone applications such as streaming video.

Hotel group asks FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

Marriott and its allies say this capability is necessary to protect the security of their own networks

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The Hottest Wireless Technology is Now Sound!

There's been a surge of innovations that harness sound waves to transmit data and do other creative things. Here's what's going on.

Qualcomm hopes to cure Wi-Fi rage with enterprise platform

The first products are expected to arrive during the second quarter from Ruckus Wireless and others

Cambridge firm CSR announces indoor positioning SDK for Android developers

Enables them to integrate new location-based capabilities and services into their apps

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AT&T Sees Delays on Fiber Rollouts of 'Two to Three Years'

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson today implied it could be two or three years before AT&T starts investing again in fiber optic network rollouts while it waits for net neutrality rules to be settled.

AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All

The carrier has dropped a plan to provide Internet access on airliners

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

The company's new consumer brand is designed for low price and easy setup and management

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Your Next Fridge Could Charge All Your Mobile Devices

Consumer appliance maker Haier has signed a partnership wth Energous to embed wireless charging technology in home appliances that will be able to transmit up to 4 watts in a 15-foot radius.

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

The specification helps users join secure networks automatically

At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

Using signals from passengers' devices, the system collects data that can help travelers plan ahead

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