News of Note—TIP’s startup competition; Ericsson Massive MIMO tests at 3.5 GHz

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Brazilian operator Vivo partnered with Ericsson to test massive MIMO at 3.5 GHz. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> BT, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook have launched the second annual competition for startups in telecom infrastructure to join the U.K.’s TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre. Release

> Brazilian operator Vivo has partnered with Ericsson to test the application of massive MIMO on the 3.5 GHz frequency on its LTE-Advanced network in Sao Paulo. Telecompaper post

> Google is putting an artificial intelligence system in charge of its data center cooling after the system proved it could cut energy use. ZDNet article

> T-Mobile is asking some smaller companies, including MVNOs, to write in support of its proposed merger with Sprint. Reuters article  

> Some big media and telecom companies including Comcast or are expanding into healthcare. MarketWatch article

> The U.K. government is looking for companies to take part in a trial that will evaluate the use of 5G connectivity on the Trans Pennine rail route, which runs between Manchester and Leeds. article

> MIT's “GPS” for the body can locate hidden implants. Endgadget article