Ericsson teams up with China Unicom on next-gen networks; Vodafone, TM Forum, Huawei to publish Open API Map

More wireless tech news from across the web:

> Ericsson and China Unicom signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on next-generation networks. Release

> Anritsu recently announced the availability of the MA8100A Series TRX NEON Signal Mapper, an in-building RF-coverage mapping solution developed in partnership with TRX Systems that is designed to significantly reduce the time and effort needed to map RF coverage in areas where GPS signals are unavailable or unreliable. Urgent Communications article

> A senior Verizon executive has accused telecom vendors of failing to come up with the "answers" that operators really need as they introduce software and virtualization technologies into their networks. Light Reading article

> For the Global TM Forum, Vodafone Group confirmed that they would, jointly with TM Forum and Huawei, publish the Open API Map. Release

> Nokia has released a cloud version of its NetAct network management system (NMS) and says NetAct Cloud is getting ready to meet the vast data handling demands of 5G networks and the move towards hardware-agnostic deployment scenarios. Release

> NEC and Netcracker Technology participated in a trial with NTT to contribute to its NetroSphere concept. Release

> Oracle's suit against Google digs up old bones. New York Times article

> A product team at Google is working on a hardware device that would integrate Google's search and voice assistant technology, akin to the Amazon Echo. Re/code article

And finally… Germany will no longer be a traveler's Wi-Fi nightmare. Article