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Huawei, Vodafone UK conduct 4.5G trial

Huawei announced it is trialling a so-called 4.5G technology with Vodafone UK, in a move that the operator's CTO Jorge Fernandes said will ensure the company is ready to launch 5G services in the next four to five years.

SoftBank keeps up SDN push with Cradlepoint NetCloud offering

Cradlepoint, which supplies its routers and gateways for all kinds of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications – including Redbox kiosks for movie rentals – just announced its NetCloud platform strategy that combines its existing software and cloud services with the SDN technology it acquired with the recent purchase of Pertino.

Google appears ready to enter the smartwatch market. Can it challenge Apple's dominance?

Apple currently dominates the smartwatch market segment, but a rumored Google-developed Android Wear smartwatch could change the game.

AT&T looks to expand drone program

Flying drones might sound like a fun hobby, but some RF engineers are making it part of their job, going so far as to envision flying COWs, or cells on wings, to provide LTE coverage at concerts or during emergencies.

AT&T officially throws hat into the ring for FirstNet

AT&T had indicated it would be an aggressive participant in the FirstNet bidding process, and CFO and Senior Executive Vice President John Stephens made it official Thursday during the company's second-quarter earnings call, saying AT&T has submitted a bid for the FirstNet business.

Qualcomm CEO bullish about prospects for 5G

Even executives at Qualcomm, which is trying to drive 5G as fast as it can, may need to adjust their expectations due to the speed at which the industry is moving to the next generation of wireless.

Nokia to deploy cloud packet core upgrade on Tele2 LTE networks

Tele2 agreed a multi-market core network upgrade deal with Nokia covering the rollout of the vendor's cloud packet core system, in a move Nokia said will boost the Sweden-based operator's LTE capabilities and pave the way for deploying 5G technology.

LTE to remain 'a very relevant topic' for years

Mobile markets around the world are on the cusp of a major transition as carriers progress toward 5G and as proprietary network providers gain traction in the burgeoning IoT. Meanwhile, LTE penetration in the U.S. hit 78 percent last year, according to OpenSignal, and it's substantially higher in markets such as Japan and South Korea.  

European operators on why LTE remains relevant

Given all the talk and momentum around 5G, it's easy to forget that LTE and LTE-Advanced still have a long life ahead. Operators in the United States, like AT&T, have long stressed the importance of seeing 5G through the standards process before anybody gets too gung-ho about the prospects for full-blown commercial 5G networks.

Austria's A1 offers 100 Mbps speeds in 'hybrid' fixed-mobile service

A1, the domestic telecoms unit of Telekom Austria, unveiled plans to combine fixed and mobile technology in a new "hybrid" service that allows the provision of home broadband services at speeds of up to 100 Mbps.