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Wireless Watch 644 June 27: Wheeler's US 5G vision


Key Issues:

  • Wheeler seizes mmWave leadership for US, but warns of backhaul challenges 2
  • Nokia is traditional telecoms’ fifth column, embracing open source disruption 10


  • Qualcomm’s 5G NR prototype spearheads its bid to set the standards again 14
  • Europe’s M&A wave continues as MNOs look to get lean 16
  • Altera and Nokia will be Intel’s best weapons in MNO market 18
  • Broadcom may get new shot at cellular market with MagnaCom purchase 21
  • FreedomPop’s success in Europe vindicates WiFi-first model 22

Start-Up Watch:

Lime hits crowdfunding target, a milestone in open source mobile hardware 24

M&A Watch:

Google adds fixed wireless to its Fiber unit with Webpass purchase 26

4G Watch:

Proximus trials DSL/LTE hybrid to boost broadband for remote users 26

IoT Watch:

Nokia’s Impact IoT platform is the right approach for the wrong segment 28

Spectrum Watch:

India’s overpriced mega-auction stirs memories of Europe’s 3G bubble 29

IPR Watch:

Qualcomm sues Meizu for alleged patent infringement 31

WiFi Watch:

Ruckus picks up half a million hotel rooms for WiFi 32

Operator Watch:

Oi files for bankruptcy amid Brazilian market turmoil 32

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