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WCAI, HIA: 2 wrongs do not make a right in Globalstar proceeding

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) is joining the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) in saying that when it comes to Globalstar and allowing Wi-Fi to operate on Channel 14, two wrongs cannot make a right.

WISPA suggests the FCC give experimental license to Globalstar

The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) says it has tried to keep an open mind about Globalstar's proposal to use its satellite spectrum for terrestrial low power service (TLPS), but the draft order that's in circulation doesn't appear to adequately address WISPA's primary concerns.

Microsoft gets OK from FCC to conduct tests related to Globalstar's TLPS

Perhaps to settle questions once and for all – if that's possible – Microsoft can proceed with plans to test terrestrial use of the 2483.5-2500 MHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) band currently assigned for use by Globalstar.

ABI: IoT to account for 28% of wireless connectivity IC market by 2021

Smart home, beacon, wearable and other nascent Internet of Things (IoT) applications will propel the wireless IoT connectivity market, with IoT to account for 28 percent of the wireless connectivity IC market by 2021, according to ABI Research.

Congressmen tell FCC to 'proceed with caution' before approving TLPS for Globalstar

Two members of Congress who co-chair the Congressional Hearing Caucus sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the FCC should "proceed with caution" before allowing Globalstar to offer services using Terrestrial Low Power Services (TLPS).

Google reiterates support for increasing 2.4 GHz band Wi-Fi by activating Channel 14

Google executives met with FCC commissioners and their advisors last week to discuss rules for the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, as well as Globalstar's proposed Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) that would occupy Wi-Fi Channel 14.

Globalstar draws ire of Bluetooth hearing aid community

While Globalstar insists Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) will be compatible with other services, the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) continues to register its concerns about the potential impact of TLPS on Bluetooth Low Energy devices.

UW researchers develop Wi-Fi, Bluetooth system to improve bus transit

University of Washington researchers have developed a system that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from passengers' mobile phones and devices to collect better data about where bus riders get on and off, how many people use a given stop and how long they wait to transfer to another bus, according to  UW Today. The system could help transit agencies collect valuable real-time data to provide better service.

Bluetooth to gain longer range, faster speed in 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced some big changes for Bluetooth aimed squarely at increasing its Internet of Things (IoT) functionality.

Globalstar warns against path to 'Google-ized' spectrum

After Google blasted the approach Globalstar wants to take with wireless operations on channel 14, Globalstar shot back with a missive warning that if Google gets its way, its position would have severe negative implications for competition in the wireless industry as all spectrum would become "Google-ized," including emerging Wi-Fi First service offerings.