Top wireless stories of the week ending in 7/6/2012

C-Spire leaving 700 MHz out of LTE gear, ALU says: C-Spire Wireless’ first round of LTE equipment won’t support its 700 MHz spectrum, network vendor Alcatel-Lucent says.

Downtown Chicago could become a giant Wi-Fi zone: Chicago’s downtown area could become a gigantic Wi-Fi mega-hotspot under plans reportedly being laid out by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Canada assailed over its 700 MHz licensee R&D rule: Industry Canada’s proposed requirement that new 700 MHz licensees must invest 2 percent of their adjusted gross revenues in eligible research and development activities related to telecommunications is “an artifact from a previous era that Is no longer appropriate or required,” according to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

U.S. Army’s new battlefield network relies on Android apps: The U.S. Army finally rolled out the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, or WIN-T, which has been in development in one form or another since 1996.

Mozilla preps launch of Firefox Mobile OS: Mozilla today confirmed plans to launch a new open mobile operating system based on HTML5 and it has the support of some big names in the industry, including Sprint, Telefonica, and Deutsche Telekom.

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