Mobile Midday News: Episode 119

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    Mobile Midday News: Episode 119
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    Dec. 22, 2014

    • Google is looking for partners in the automotive industry to start commercially manufacturing the Mountain View, Calif.-based company’s self-driving car. The car uses 64 lasers to conduct 360-degree scans, along with a camera and a GPS map to generate data. Software systems allow the car to react to constantly changing road and traffic conditions.
    • RCR Wireless News Editor-in-Chief Dan Meyer takes a look back at major telecom stories from 2014. He also provides an update on the dispute between T-Mobile and the fedearl government regarding bill cramming.
    • Meyer updates the ongoing Federal Communication Commission’s broadband spectrum auction, which has topped $34 billion in potential winning bids.
    • Vodafone and advertising firm JCDecaux are partnering to deploy small cells in a number of European and global markets following the success of a pilot program that planted small cells on 160 bus benches in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Networking giant Ericsson has partnered with Telefonica Peru to connect health care centers, schools and other government facilities in the rural Peruvian Amazon to a 4G LTE network. The partnership is designed to foster economic development in the area.