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Wireless Watch 668: 2017 CES special report


Key Issues: Consumer Electronics Show 2017

CES 2017: All wireless energies are channelled to the connected car 2

Qualcomm/NXP, Nvidia and Intel – the race to define the car platform 3

 Microsoft and Amazon push digital assistants into the heart of the car 12

Intel muscles in on Qualcomm’s 5G trial monopoly with 14nm modem 14


  • WiFi/cellular integration won’t be enough to save Cisco/Ericsson deal 18
  • CES: Artemis promises sub-$100 base station and tightens ties with Dish 20
  • Network giants try to restart NFV with interoperability testing initiative 22
  • Quantenna and Qualcomm – leave SON in the cellular camp 24
  • Qualcomm pledges to contest record $853m fine from Korea 25

5G Watch:

IEEE’s latest 5G initiative won’t give it a seat at the top table 26

IoT Watch:

ZigBee Alliance pushes dotdot as the universal language of the IoT 29

IPR Watch:

Nokia hurls patent lawsuits at Apple in 11 countries 30

WiFi Watch:

CES: WiFi Alliance announces TimeSync technology for time-sensitive apps 32

Operator Watch:

Liberty drives more consolidation, but in the UK, renews vows with BT 33

Devices and Components:

CES: Qualcomm packs connectivity into new Snapdragon flagship 35

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