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Wireless Watch 539: Microsoft Build in-depth


Key issues:
Microsoft Build:
  • Nadella‟s new openness too late for handsets, but will power the IoT play 
  • Microsoft steps up its auto game with Windows in the Car 
  • Whatever regulators think, US mobile competition is alive at last 
IoT: second chance for some chip players, and gaps for new start-ups 
Qualcomm beefs up LTE-A for Snapdragon, MU-MIMO for VIVE 
Even Samsung under pressure as handset market shifts to China 
Wi-Fi Alliance supports NFC for network sign-up 
Freescale buys Mindspeed processors, takes on Broadcom in SDN 
Softbank could bid for Vodafone, as Altice wins SFR 
Start-Up Watch: UK start-up targets a „cellco-free‟ IoT
M&A Watch:  Apple buys Novauris to boost Siri against new rivals
4G Watch: 
Hydra delivers LTE for UK emergency services
Mobile Apps and Content: 
Google targets verticals with Glass at Work
Operator Watch: 
Cincinnati Bell is latest casualty among US regional cellcos
Wireless Watch is a set of weekly research notes from one of the leading wireless analysts in the world, our head of research Caroline Gabriel. It assesses the impact of events which have happened through the week, in the world of wireless and mobile technology. New technologies, such as LTE, small cells, and the mobile internet have been rolling out during the past few years, in a manner which will change wireless usage forever. The coming generations of wireless and broadband wireless will challenge accepted practices in cellular and broadband services, introducing new players, with new approaches, new charging models and new applications and service delivery mechanisms.
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