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We called it: Ericsson to buy BelAir Networks

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Ericsson has agreed to purchase BelAir Networks to help boost its Wi-Fi credentials, the cellular gear maker said on Tuesday. Three weeks ago my colleague Kevin Fitchard said Ericsson was planning to buy BelAir and it looks like nothing gummed it up. The terms of the deal were not disclosed,...
We called it: Ericsson to buy BelAir Networks

With $15M from Andreessen Horowitz, It'sOn wants to arm operators with options

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Greg Raleigh knows a thing or two about big mobile ideas, having pioneered MIMO technology and helping create the technology that went into Qualcomm’s Gobi technology. But he think he has an even bigger project on his hands, one that could change the way consumers sign up for wireless service...
With $15M from Andreessen Horowitz, It'sOn wants to arm operators with options

The Power of the Unlicensed Economy

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In 1985, the Federal Communications Commission permitted, for the first time, low-powered wireless communications equipment to be used without the need for a license. The prospects for this experiment were not entirely promising. The bands of radio spectrum assigned for unlicensed use were full of powerful and polluting industrial uses...
The Power of the Unlicensed Economy
LTE’s future: A scramble for spectrum, and creative data caps
Verizon expands its LTE coverage to blanket 75 percent of the U.S. population

A Quarter of Patents This Year Will Be Mobile Related

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If you think the mobile patent wars are winding down, think again. A new report shows that a quarter of U.S. patents issued this year are likely to be related to mobile technology. That’s up from just 5 percent of all patents in 2001, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. In...
A Quarter of Patents This Year Will Be Mobile Related

With 90M users, Viber adds group messaging

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If you want to know why over-the-top communications services are giving cellular operators such heart burn, just check out VoIP and messaging app Viber. The app, available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, has become a popular way for people to make free phone calls and send messages to...
With 90M users, Viber adds group messaging

Which devices use Wi-Fi hotspots the most? Not laptops...

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Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the biggest users of Wi-Fi networks as society moves from part-time to full-time connectedness. According to a recent survey from Informa Telecoms and Media and noted by The Register, 40 percent of all hotspot connections are made by smartphones; nudging just past the 39 percent...
Which devices use Wi-Fi hotspots the most? Not laptops...
iOS 6 could provide seamless FaceTime from Wi-Fi to cellular

Need faster Wi-Fi? Buffalo ships first 1.3 Gbps router

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Buffalo Technology has wasted no time using the newly approved 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard: The company is now shipping its AirStation router that is capable of pushing wireless bits and bytes at 1.3 Gbps. That theoretical speed for the $179.99 device is roughly three times faster than what an 802.11n router can...
Need faster Wi-Fi? Buffalo ships first 1.3 Gbps router
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