The NFC Forum today announced that Qualcomm has upgraded its NFC Forum membership for itself and its affiliates from Principal to Sponsor level. Sponsor membership is the highest category, and its privileges include a seat on the NFC Forum Board of Directors, which manages the organization.

Spirent Communications today announced that SCinet used Spirent’s high-speed Ethernet solutions to test the performance of its wide area network infrastructure. Spirent also played a role in the Ethernet Alliance’s live interoperability demonstration of high-speed Ethernet switches for high performance computing and data center environments.

Ruckus Wireless today announced that Cincinnati Bell has standardized on Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to support its enterprise managed services, Wi-Fi hotspot and emerging metro public access businesses.

Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage on 12 sites in the Rochester area, expanding and filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched locally in December 2010. New LTE sites are located in Rochester (two sites), Bergen, Geneva, Honeoye, Huron, Macedon, Marion, Palmyra, Penn Yan, Savannah and Warsaw.