News of Note—Samsung’s 3GPP leadership, Telefonica’s automation investments, John Deere and more

news of note

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Suresh Chitturi, director for standards at the Samsung Research Institute in Bangalore, was recently elected as new chairman of the 3GPP Service and System Aspect 6 Working Group. Release

> Spain's Telefónica will start ramping up investments in automation tools, including a "cognitive self-optimizing network" technology based on artificial intelligence, as it begins to roll out 5G networks. Light Reading article

> John Deere is on the cutting edge when it comes to automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning. SDxCentral article

> Canada and New Zealand each took major steps toward testing 5G technologies within their borders, but nationwide 5G service appears to remain years away for both countries pending key government decisions. VentureBeat article

> Rohde & Schwarz said it is the first test company to validate Rich Communications Services conformance tests. RCR Wireless News article