IHS: 82% of operators are embracing SDN; Juniper: $25B to be invested into 5G research in next 5 years

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> A new IHS survey of global network operators found that 82 percent of respondents have either already deployed SDN, are now deploying SDN, or plan to evaluate it in 2015. Release

> In a new report, Juniper Research predicts 5G service revenues will reach $65 billion by 2025, up from just $100 million in 2020. "This figure would represent approximately 7 percent of all operator-billed service revenues," the firm said. Importantly, Juniper said that at least $25 billion will be invested into 5G technology research, trials and development over the next five years. Release

> ZTE said it inked a deal with U Mobile Sdn Bhd to develop "Pre5G mobile broadband technologies." Release

> The University of New Haven's Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHcFREG) said it created a new service, Datapp, that checks whether data sent from smartphone apps is encrypted. WPLG article

> Target is deploying new beacon technology into 50 stories. Mobile Commerce Daily article

> In a new FCC filing, Google blasted GE Healthcare and the WMTS Coalition over their position on TV white spaces. FCC filing

> SK Telecom said it has deployed the world's first LTE Maritime network. TechWeek article

> GE announced its Predix Cloud for what it calls the industrial Internet of Things. Fortune article

> New technology standards in the Internet of Things market might ultimately not matter much to the enterprise. FierceMobileIT article

> Qualcomm said it will acquire Ikanos, which provides xDSL and G.fast networking technology. Release

And finally… TechFreedom described the FCC's net neutrality rules as a red herring. Article