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Ericsson's Vestberg dishes on 5G, exiting the modem biz and more

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg recently spoke with FierceWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek about the company's transformation from a hardware to a software company, its sudden exit from the modem business and why he thinks 5G will be a reality in 2020. Hot Seat

Consumers continue to ditch traditional cable, satellite video services

As the third-quarter earnings season in the cable industry begins to wind down, one of the glaring trends that has emerged is that more consumers are opting to cut their cable or satellite service and use their broadband connection to get video service.

Mitel raises its ShoreTel offer to $8.50 per share in cash, stock

Mitel has taken another stab at acquiring competitor ShoreTel, raising the price of its acquisition bid to $8.50 per share in cash in stock, a proposal that represents an overall value of about $574 million.

Google Fiber readies 1-Gig offering for Kansas City businesses

Google Fiber has begun reaching out to local businesses in the Kansas City area to see if they would like to get a 1 Gbps service, reports the  Kansas City Business Journal,  citing a mailer about the new offer.

Germany's Fraunhofer Institute prepares to show off Li-Fi hotspot at Electronica

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems in Dresden, Germany, is ready to shine the light on its communication modules that can wirelessly transfer data at a speed of up to 1 Gigabit per second over a distance of up to 10 meters.

Tesla's Elon Musk considers using 700 small satellites to deliver Internet access, report says

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive satellites that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.

Net neutrality: Netflix says fast-lane fees to Comcast are 150% more than cost of transport

As the FCC prepares for the next round of deliberation on potential Open Internet rules, Netflix filed another comment arguing that Internet service providers can bottleneck traffic at will, with no rules in place to stop them from doing so. Further, it pointed out that the fees it now pays to Comcast for preferred access to its last-mile network are more than what Netflix pays to get its data to the cable operator's doorstep.

Seven Colorado cities get green light to build municipal broadband networks

Colorado may give hope to other states that are looking to build municipal broadband networks as seven of the state's communities voted earlier this week to let their local government entities offer broadband services.

Wrapping up the Q3 wireless earnings season

The third-quarter earnings season for the wireless industry is now officially at a close. To review how things shook out, check out our third-quarter earnings page, where all of the results have been compiled.

Netherlands leads with in-home Wi-Fi connectivity, says Strategy Analytics

When it comes to in-home Wi-Fi adoption, a new Strategy Analytics study reveals that consumers in the Netherlands are leading the charge, with France ranking No. 7, the U.S. at No. 11 and the UK at No. 4.