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FCC looks to clear 'land' for 5G mobile service

The next-generation 5G mobile service will need spectrum, the equivalent of "land" for high-speed highways, if cellular operators are going to "pave" the airways for high-speed mobile traffic. The Federal Communications Commission in considering offering the spectrum bands above 24GHz for high-speed 5G cellular service.

News Scan: Apple unveils new tablets; Smartwatches to pass 100M by 2019; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 17, including Apple's unveiling of new iPads and the projected Apply Pay date, predictions of smartwatches exceeding 100 million by 2019, mobile operators to shift 20 percent of traffic to small cells by 2018, new location-based service firms provide low-cost platforms to carriers and wearable sensor shipments to jump seven-fold by 2019 according to IHS.

News Scan: Walmart pumps up mobile offerings; Chicago to debut mobile ticketing; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Oct. 16, including a bump in mobile investing for Walmart, bridging the mobile language divide in Canada, how to wirelessly connect your building, Chicago looks to an app for public transportation ticketing and the hidden gift to marketers in iOS 8.

News Scan: Facebook to pass Google for mobile ad lead; Salesforce puts Lightning into mobile apps; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT story for Wednesday, Oct. 15, including Facebook passing Google in mobile ad revenue by 2016, Salesforce launching Lightning as a mobile app development platform, how the feds are considering the safety of cell tower workers, how much Indian insurers are spending on mobile devices and Qualcomm's shipment of the world's first 28nm transceiver.

Samsung reports breakthrough in Wi-Fi transmission speeds

Samsung announced Sunday the development of Wi-Fi technology that will allow it to make use of the 60 GHz millimeter-wave band spectrum, which was previously impossible due to a number of barriers. Technology based around the new finding will increase speeds on enabled networks by up to five times the top speed currently available.

4 tips to ensure a smooth BYOD program roll out

The BYOD trend appears unstoppable, whether IT managers like or not. Even if your company doesn't officially allow BYOD, employees are going to bring their devices to work and use them with or without IT's approval. Here are four tips from Aerohive's Phil Keeley for a smooth BYOD program roll out.

Highfive wants to change the mobile video-conferencing landscape

Highfive, a startup that focuses on video conferencing, has put on sale a portable video conferencing tool that relies on cloud-based software.  

News Scan: Apple to launch new iPads Oct. 16; US lawmakers vote for Apple; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 8, including a release date of Oct. 16 for new iPad, business messaging startup Avaamo raises $6.3 million in seed funding, tablet shipments seeing small growth due to larger smartphones and notebooks, lawmakers' preference for Apple products and mobile VoIP's rise to the top of global VoIP connections.

Enterprises worry when employees bring their own (insecure) network

While BYOD has received a lot of press over the years, bring your own network (BYON) has pretty much flown under the radar. But BYON, which is a derivative of BYOD, poses significant security risks to the enterprise, warns Sarah Lahav, CEO of IT service management firm SysAid.

News Scan: Square closes $150M financing round; FCC fines Marriott for blocking Wi-Fi; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Oct. 6, including Square's new $6 billion value, FCC's $600,000 fine given to Marriott, Good Technology launches cloud-based EMM, CRM app platforms, Adobe's new mobile photo editing apps and ABI's outdoor small cell market forecast.