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Report: Samsung considering offloading wireless network gear biz

Samsung Electronics is considering selling its wireless networks unit, according to a  Light Reading  report, which cites unnamed industry sources.

Huawei plans pan-European 5G test bed as part of 5G-PPP 5GEx project

Huawei revealed it is working with 16 European operators, vendors, SMEs and academic institutions to establish a pan-European test bed to evaluate the potential of relevant technologies as part of the recently launched 5G Exchange (5GEx) project.

Vodafone hails first 'live' LTE trial aggregating licensed and unlicensed spectrum

Vodafone said it has become the first network operator in the world to successfully trial LTE carrier aggregation on a live network using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, as it investigates new ways to deal with rapidly growing mobile data usage.

Telefónica CTO says 5G transformation underway through Huawei R&D agreement

Telefónica Group CTO Enrique Blanco said the operator has begun the process of launching 5G networks by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei covering joint research of the technology.

Gartner: Huawei tops device sales growth tables, but Samsung maintains market dominance in Q3

Huawei recorded higher growth in mobile phone and smartphone sales than Samsung in the third quarter of 2015, with the Chinese vendor's position boosted by strong domestic and European sales, Gartner revealed.

Leading operators and vendors line up to support NB-IoT industry forum

Vodafone, Telecom Italia and Etisalat committed to opening six Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) open laboratories as part of their involvement in a new industry forum focussed on promoting the development of the technology.

Updated: Sprint plans to shut down WiMAX network tomorrow, says only a small percentage remain on network

Sprint plans to shutter tomorrow the mobile WiMAX network it inherited when it bought Clearwire in 2013, and the carrier said only a small percentage of customers remain on the WiMAX network after a long campaign by Sprint to get customers to switch to its LTE network.

Huawei, HKT tout 4.5G 1 Gbps achievement

Huawei, in partnership with Chinese mobile operator HKT, demonstrated what the companies are calling the world's first 4.5G 1 Gbps network at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum this week. According to Huawei, the network showed a peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps, a step toward the 6 Gbps Huawei said would be necessary for a commercial 4.5G network.

Huawei hires former Apple creative director Abigail Brody to lead its consumer UI design

Huawei said it hired a former Apple creative director as the head of its user experience design team, a signal that the company is becoming more serious about its smartphone ambitions. Analysts said last week that Huawei captured the global No. 3 smartphone vendor spot in the third quarter, behind Samsung Electronics and Apple.

IDC: Global tablet shipments fell 12.6% in Q3

The worldwide tablet market recorded lower shipments for the fourth straight quarter with 48.7 million units shipped in the third quarter of 2015.