In Barcelona, you really can buy happiness. (It's called Iberico, a delicious Spanish ham.) But you can't buy unlicensed spectrum, and yet it's going to be the hottest thing at Mobile World Congress next week.
On Tuesday, cellular chip maker Sequans Communications announced what it called the first chip for LTE Category M, an emerging LTE variant for low-power IoT gear like utility meters, factory sensors and wearables.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem, coming to devices in the second half of this year, is the company's first chip for both forms of unlicensed LTE, the technology for putting cellular signals on frequencies like those used by Wi-Fi.
The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.
Practically every mobile vendor and service provider at Mobile World Congress will have demonstrations -- or at least visions -- of what they think the future 5G mobile standard will be able to do.
An AT&T regulatory filing last week shed light on a lesser-known aspect of the emerging 5G wireless standard that could be a boon to some consumers: Home broadband.
Cisco Systems' planned US$1.4 billion acquisition of Jasper Technologies could make it easier for enterprises to start making money from services instead of products.
Cisco Systems plans to acquire Internet of Things platform company Jasper Technologies for more than US$1.4 billion, giving the networking giant an even larger role in enterprises' growing use of IoT.
Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also be showing off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people are using today.
Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.
Nokia is taking the principle of "united we stand" to the Internet of Things with a platform that can harness systems from multiple vendors for network-wide security.
Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that broadband networks are growing too slowly to meet the country's needs. A startup called Starry launched this week promising to roll out broadband faster using wireless, but the track record for companies doing that isn't good.
Verizon Wireless is installing nearly 100 cells to make sure its network can handle the crush of a million or more fans around this year's Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you're aching to get your hands on your first super-fast 5G phone, the good news is that Ericsson already has one. The bad news is, it weighs 150kg.