Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Suddenly, net neutrality doesn't look so great for 5G

While regulators look for equal treatment, 5G envisions lots of special services. So who's going to win?

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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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European group wants 5G to be 100x faster than 4G

The 5G PPP also wants the future standard to account for the Internet of Things.

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Salesforce, SAP to get a shot of IoT data

Through deals with IoT pioneer Jasper, they can collect more data about products in the field.

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Net neutrality will put U.S. behind Europe, Cisco's Chambers says

Cisco wants carriers to be able to sell specialized services

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Spain's Telefonica goes virtual with HP

The international carrier will virtualize functions in its network for more flexibility

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In 2016, Nissan promises cars that can drive themselves in traffic jams

No more stop and go, at least if you buy a Nissan. The company's first self-driving cars will come out next year, the CEO of Nissan and Renault said.

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VMware takes on mobile networks with vCloud for NFV

The virtualized network functions in its platform can come from many vendors

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Nokia, DoCoMo test high-frequency mobile with an eye on 5G

Their trials with 70GHz radios show multi-gigabit speeds

Alcatel-Lucent's 'Wi-Fi boost' uses both Wi-Fi and cellular data for super-fast speeds

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

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Nokia CEO argues that net neutrality could limit key mobile services

Self-driving cars and home health care services require special treatment, he said

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LTE can mooch off of Wi-Fi spectrum with new Qualcomm chipset

The company will demonstrate chipsets for using unlicensed frequencies on an LTE network at MWC, it said.

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HP preps IoT wares to tame energy beasts, like runaway air conditioners

HP aims to build huge IoT systems with carriers, targeting power companies first

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Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

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Box buys Airpost, a startup that keeps tabs on cloud app use

Airpost says it can turn rogue apps in enterprises into productivity assets