NYC has selected CityBridge, a consortium of companies including Qualcomm and Transit Wireless, to replace up to 10,000 outdoor pay phones in all five boroughs with slick new internet stations called Links.
A Silicon Valley startup called Keyssa has been shopping a new kind of wireless technology that it claims can transfer an HD movie between devices in mere seconds.
Mimosa is trying to turn Wi-Fi from a local-area networking technology that connects devices in your home to a wide-area networking technology that connects homes in your neighborhood.
Broadcom’s newest mobile device Wi-Fi chip boasts 650 Mbps in speeds. While that’s not exactly gigabit speeds, it’s a lot closer to getting our smartphones to match our network speeds.
Wilocity has dominated the still tiny WiGig chip market so far, but Nitero is bringing its first radio silicon to market, and it’s targeted directly at the smartphone.
Wilocity makes super-fast WiGig chips that can support 4K video streaming and instantaneous transfer of huge media files. With this acquisition, Qualcomm is moving the technology into mobile phones and tablets.
Buying a company that specializes in 5G technologies doesn’t mean Google wants to build a 5G mobile network. Alpental is working on 60 GHz wireless networks, which could be used to augment Google’s many broadband projects.
The FCC voted unanimously to clear restrictions preventing Wi-Fi use in a 100 MHz swath of unlicensed spectrum. The end result is more capacity for wireless networks, especially those using 802.11ac.
Vivint has found another use of 802.11ac. Instead of putting it in customers’ homes to connect their laptops and smartphones to the home network, it’s putting it on rooftops as their primary connection to the internet.
Asus claims its new router is the first with Wave 2 802.11ac chip developed by gigabit wireless specialist Quantenna. The access point boosts potential Wi-Fi capacity to 1.7 Gbps and creates a more efficient network.