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FirstNews Briefs: Empirix, Verios, Syniverse, TELUS, BATS Wireless

August 15, 2014 10:58 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Empirix acquired real-time analytics solution company Verios Software & Systems to create a service operation center management (SOC) solution that will analyze and troubleshoot wireless network customer experience from their end-user devices to the core network in real time.

FirstNews Briefs: Assurance Wireless, Samsung, The Hunger Games, Broadcom

July 18, 2014 11:15 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Assurance Wireless, a Lifeline program that began offering service in...

Dell, Intel and Samsung Join Hands on IoT Standard

July 8, 2014 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a statement, the new Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) will seek to define...

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, nTelos, AT&T, IBM, Globalstar, Broadcom, Xiaomi

May 22, 2014 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint Corporation and NTELOS Holdings Corp. today announced that Sprint and NTELOS Inc. reached...

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FCC Commissioner Pushes for Unlicensed Spectrum in 600 MHz Band

May 7, 2014 10:18 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, speaking at a WiFiForward event, said the Commission needs to be creative about finding room for unlicensed spectrum in the 600 MHz Band while protecting incumbent services. She talked about considering an expanded duplex gap, finding new locations for unlicensed microphones and opening up more unlicensed use in Channel 37.

FirstNews Briefs: Broadcom, Hilti, AT&T, Motorola Solutions, Netgear

March 31, 2014 10:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Broadcom Corporation today announced the expansion of its XLP®II multi-core communications processors family with the XLP500 Series. Featuring 32 NXCPUs and 80 Gbps performance, the XLP500 Series delivers up to 4X the per-core performance of competing processors.

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Broadcom, Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon, MagnaCom, Rohde & Schwarz

February 20, 2014 10:50 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint announced that its new pricing program – Sprint Framily Plan -- is available to small business customers beginning Feb. 21 in Sprint retail stores and Sprint third-party dealers. Now small businesses can take advantage of the savings when adding new lines to a Framily group and get unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data for as little as $25 per month per line.

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Broadcom Targets Low-End Smartphones with New LTE Chipsets

February 10, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom on Monday announced new high-speed LTE chipsets that target the growing demand for sub-$300 smarpthones. In a press release, Broadcom said the new turnkey reference platform supports Android KitKat and utilizes the company's pin-to-pin compatible dual-core M320 or upcoming quad-core M340 LTE System on a Chip (SoC). 

Google Offers TV Signal Study for FCC Incentive Auction

December 19, 2013 10:10 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Google and Broadcom are offering to study television power in different markets as the FCC investigates the necessity for a guard band in its upcoming broadcast incentive auctions. Google acknowledged in an ex parte filing that a guard band between LTE and broadcast signals is being considered ahead of the FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction, scheduled for mid-2015.

First News Briefs: Ting, Broadcom, Celltick, Yahoo, PowerCloud Systems

December 5, 2013 10:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ting, a division of Tucows Inc., today announced that they will buy a cup of coffee for each of the 200 million AT&T and Verizon wireless customers in the United States. To earn their cup of joe, AT&T and Verizon customers simply need to check out how much they would save by switching to the upstart mobile service provider.

First News Briefs: AT&T, ASSA ABLOY, NETGEAR, u-blox, Broadcom

December 2, 2013 10:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T has signed a global agreement with ASSA ABLOY. The $15 million, four-year contract renews a networking deal with AT&T for a number of ASSA ABLOY locations and extends the scope of the support to be provided to the Swedish company by AT&T. The agreement will see AT&T deploy a global virtual private network connecting over 400 ASSA ABLOY locations in 70 countries.

First News Briefs: Broadcom, K-Touch, Anritsu, InterDigital, Soitec, SunEdison

November 27, 2013 10:14 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Broadcom Corporation today announced that the Chinese cellphone manufacturer K-Touch has chosen its quad-core turnkey platform for its new W98 and W96 Android-based smartphones. Broadcom's integrated smartphone platform allows K-Touch to provide customers with smartphones that can operate on China Unicom's HSPA+ network.

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First News Briefs: InfoVista, U.S. Cellular, Broadcom, NSN

October 23, 2013 10:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Broadcom today announced a new C-DOCSIS system-on-a-chip (SoC) for Chinese operators to scale service deployments for more cost-efficient, competitive offerings. The new device expands on Broadcom's flagship C-DOCSIS silicon, the BCM3218, to provide Chinese operators with tailored offerings for their growing customer bases that scale effectively for smaller multiple-dwelling units (MDUs) with 50 to 200 users.

VoLTE: Coming Soon to a Phone Near You

October 15, 2013 3:17 pm | by Lars Johnsson | Articles | Comments

Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology has been championed by carriers for several years now, but the mobile ecosystem as a whole is still moving rather slowly toward commercial services.  Back in 2011, for example, Verizon Wireless made the first voice call over a commercial LTE network. 

New Broadcom Chips Go In-Car with 5G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

September 26, 2013 9:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom is taking its chips on the road, with today's announcement of a new line of wireless chips for use in automotive infotainment applications. The new chips featur the latest in 11AC/5G WiFi and Bluetooth Smart Ready technology on a single chip. 

Broadcom Expands Wearable Devices Platform with Wi-Fi Direct

August 27, 2013 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom today announced an expansion to its wearable devices platform that will include Wi-Fi direct technology. According to the company, integrating Wi-Fi Direct into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform, Broadcom is helping OEMs develop wearable products that...

First News Briefs for June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 10:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AppCarousel, a provider of app store solutions, announced the launch of its new Custom App Store Platform for connected devices which enables device manufacturers, operators, brands and media companies to distribute, merchandise and monetize apps across all screens.

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Broadcom Launches First "5G WiFi" Hotspot with SK Telekom

April 3, 2013 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom continues its push to support 5G WiFi with the announcement today of a router that supports the technology. According to a press release, Broadcom has made the 5G WiFi hotspot available through SK Telecom. Based on the, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard...

Broadcom Announces Quad-Combo Chip

December 12, 2012 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom yesterday introduced today introduced two new Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions to be showcased at the upcoming 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company announced a unique quad-combo chip that will...

Broadcom Delivers 40nm NFC Chip

September 26, 2011 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom today unveiled a new family of 40nm NFC chips that the company says are more power efficient and include additional functionality.

Broadcom Buys NetLogic for $3.7 Billion

September 12, 2011 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom Corporation today announced that it has agreed to buy NetLogic Microsystems...

Broadcom Details Beceem Acquisition

October 14, 2010 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Broadcom will buy its way into the 4G chip market with its acquisition of Beceem, which it announced yesterday.

Broadcom to Buy Beceem for $316M

October 13, 2010 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Semiconductor company Broadcom plans to buy LTE and WiMAX chipmaker Beceem for $316 million.

Broadcom Pays $47.5M for NFC Company

June 18, 2010 8:41 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Chipmaker Broadcom says it will pay $47.5 million for Britain-based near-field communication (NFC) company Innovision Research and Technology.

SEC Drops Civil Action Against ex-Broadcom Execs

February 5, 2010 7:06 am | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The SEC said Thursday it will not pursue a civil action against four former Broadcom Corp. executives for allegations of securities fraud.

SEC Charges Broadcom Execs with Option Backdating

May 16, 2008 8:37 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Broadcom co-founders Henry Nicholas III and Henry Samueli with falsifying the company's reported income.

Broadcom's Q4 Positive, But Tempered by Investigation

January 25, 2008 8:38 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Chipmaker Broadcom posted Q4 results saying that its net income doubled during the quarter, due in part to royalties from patent license agreements and orders for wireless chips.

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