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Wireless Watch 596


Key Issues:
  • ITU sets out its 5G agenda as industry risks upgrade exhaustion 2
  • Integration and 14/16nm, more than design, are driving IoT chips 8
  • Bouygues rejects Altice bid, but what are its other options? 14
  • Does one report burst the smart home bubble? AT&T hopes not 17
  • Redknee buys Orga, strengthening its position amid BSS upheaval 20
  • WiFi and VoLTE provide new opportunities for global roaming services 22
  • New pressures, but BlackBerry is making progress in software 25
M&A Watch:
  • Sierra becomes M2M MVNO with MobiquiThings buy; Keysight to take lead in mo-bile device testing with Anite purchase 27
4G Watch:
  • Vodafone Portugal first to FDD/TDD carrier aggregation 29
IoT Watch:
  • Nest edges closer to Google Fiber services, but no Brillo or Weave; Weightless-N de-ploys showcase network in London 29
  • Standards Watch:
  • Amid sale talks, Nokia Here pushes standard for handling in-car sensor data 33
Spectrum Watch:
  • Vodafone is bigger winner as Germany nets €5bn from auction 35
WiFi Watch:
  • Juniper signs Ruckus, hoping third time’s lucky in WLAN; Rockchip claims to push WiFi down to BLE’s power levels 36
  • In-depth analysis of WLan, cellular and broadband wireless markets
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