Sunday December 06, 2015

Tech Giants Say Verizon’s New Cellular Tech Could Wreck Wi-Fi

Verizon and other wireless carriers don't seem to care and are willing to go full steam ahead.

"Wi-Fi has this inherent politeness," says Rob Alderfer, vice president for technology policy at researcher CableLabs, which is funded by cable companies. LTE-U "can essentially take over," he says, crowding out Wi-Fi signals. Cable industry lobbyist Wi-Fi Alliance says LTE-U should undergo a lengthy approval process to make sure it won’t disturb existing networks.

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