News of Note—Ericsson’s Gigabit LTE, SoftBank’s SuperTower investment, and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re tracking today:

> Swisscom is building NB-IoT and LTE-M networks alongside its existing LoRa network, with the goal of covering 90% of Switzerland's population by the end of the year. Mobile Europe article

> China Unicom and Ericsson have begun building a “Gigabit LTE” network in the country. Release

> BT and EE appear poised to launch a legal battle against each other in Europe over spectrum for 5G networks. Telegraph article

> SoftBank invested $7.5 million in MIT's Altaeros Energies, which is hoping to build "SuperTowers" that float hundreds of feet above the ground to provide a wireless footprint bigger than 30 traditional cell towers. ZDNet article

> KingTing Tech (YoSmart) said it will use Semtech's LoRa devices and wireless RF technology for its IoT devices. Release