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Wireless Watch 652 September 5: Nokia's 4.9G

$200.00

Key Issues:

  • Nokia’s 4.9G races Ericsson’s almost-5G, yet the finishing line is a mirage 2
  • iPhone looms, but Apple has nothing to say on VR, the key theme at IFA 8

Comment:

  • Dell-EMC deal to close this week, pitching at carriers and the IoT 13
  • Europe’s lower UHF and US’s 3.5 GHz – new candidates for LTE SDL 16
  • Facebook’s African expansion hits delay with SpaceX explosion 18
  • Google cancels Ara – disrupting the handset world order is just too tough 20
  • Regulators given green light on EU net neutrality rules 21
  • WiFi roaming gathers pace in US and beyond 23
  • Apple may repatriate cash to US following tax row in Ireland 25
M&A Watch:

Arqiva plans to offload UK WiFi assets to Virgin Media 26

IoT Watch:

Google-backed Thread increases its power with EEBus deal 27

Standards Watch:

Sigma opens Z-Wave, Huawei joins ZigBee Alliance 29

WiFi Watch:

Qualcomm gets second US design win for three-way WiFi combo 31

Devices and Components:

In iPhone week, Samsung’s Note 7 recall couldn’t come at a worse time 32

 

 

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