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  • Nokia plans 5G test network, will share APIs via new partnership unit

    Nokia is planning to build a 5G data transfer test network in Oulu, Finland, early next year, according to a Finnish news report. In addition, the company announced a sweeping partnership program that will, among other things, have Nokia's networks unit opening up certain internal application programming interfaces (APIs) to partners, and even competitors.

Ericsson-LG, SK Telecom cooperating on SDN, NFV research

Ericsson-LG and South Korean operator SK Telecom agreed to cooperate on research and development efforts involving software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and the cloud, all of which will likely play crucial roles in future 5G networks.

Small Cell Forum's new chairman is bullish on virtualization

The Small Cell Forum's ongoing research agenda targets a host of possible deployment scenarios, including the use of movable small cells as well as dedicated and standalone small cell-based networks. Further, a "tremendously exciting" initiative within the forum aims to apply the concept of virtualization to small cells, said Alan Law, the group's newly elected chairman.

Ineda planning mass production of low-power chips for wearables in 2015

Ineda Systems, a startup funded by the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung and others, is testing samples of two chip designs that could extend battery lives for wearable devices. Mass production of the chips is expected next year.

China's TD-LTE rollouts give Asia Pacific the lead in LTE infrastructure revenues, says Infonetics

The rapid and massive rollout of TD-LTE by China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, propelled Asia Pacific to $3 billion in LTE infrastructure revenue during 2014's second quarter. That helped make the region into the largest LTE revenue generator, accounting for 54 percent of total global LTE infrastructure revenues, according to Infonetics Research.

Consumers have high expectations for mobile broadband performance, Vasona survey reveals

More than 70 percent of consumers--72 percent to be more precise--expect their mobile networks to provide good mobile data performance all of the time, according to the most recent survey of U.S. smartphone owners conducted by traffic management vendor Vasona Networks.

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