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Examining Europe's push for a 5G wireless future

"If we get 5G right there won't be a 6G," says Andy Sutton, principal network architect at UK-based operator EE. Sutton contends that 5G networks involve more than just a shift to a new generation of mobile networks as with 2G, 3G and 4G.

Ultra HD finally evolves beyond CES hype and into real products

It has been hard to observe all the 4K/Ultra HD hype at CES the last few years without a healthy dose of cynicism. With a multiscreen revolution going on outside, the touting of the television industry's next great resolution standard felt a little tone-deaf. Who is worrying about screen resolution at a time when we don't really know what the primary screen is anymore?

Cox sets up 1,700 Wi-Fi hotspots in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Cox Communications has announced major progress of its aggressive Wi-Fi buildout, with 1,700 hotspots being rolled out across Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Slicing up IoT: Who will get the biggest piece of a $19 trillion pie?

Cisco projects that the Internet of Everything--which it defines as the networked connection of people, processes, data and things--will generate $19 trillion in value between 2013 and 2022. Given the colossal nature of the IoT and activity buzzing around the industry, FierceWirelessTech decided to take a closer look at some of the companies making the biggest waves, querying a handful of industry analysts for their take on which ones to watch in 2015. You can read the full report here.

TWC and Boingo expand deal, include Passpoint roaming

Time Warner Cable and Boingo Wireless announced the expansion of the roaming agreement they originally touted in June, looping hundreds of Passpoint-secured roaming locations into the fold.

Six vendors including Cisco complete first CableLabs DOCSIS 3.1 interop

Research consortium CableLabs said that six vendors successfully completed its first DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability test, which took place Dec. 1-5.

Intel rolls out new IoT platform

Intel is doing its part to advance the Internet of Things, unveiling a new Intel IoT Platform designed to serve as an end-to-end reference model to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the IoT.

IoT: Sure, there's lots of data, but what's the value?

The business of connecting everything from the home refrigerator to the garage door to the Internet is going to be pretty lucrative over the next few years. How lucrative is it?  At the Cisco Global Editors Conference held in San Jose, Calif. this week, the chipmaking giant said that it estimates that the Internet of Everything--which Cisco defines as the networked connection of people, processes, data and things--will generate $19 trillion in value between 2013 and 2022. You can read FierceWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek's full report on the conference here.

Netflix to FCC's Pai: Open Connect is not a 'fast lane'

Netflix responded to an open letter sent to it last week by Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, who accused the SVOD provider's private content delivery network of being an Internet "fast lane" that harms competition.

A look at cable's latest fashion trend: dark fiber

Dark fiber has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline telecom industry, providing a mix of services for both service provider and even enterprise customers that want more control over their service destiny. But the opportunity isn't right for everyone. In its latest feature, FierceTelecom explores the pros and cons.