ITU OKs roadmap for 5G standard development; iPass, Fon partner on community hotspots

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> The wireless industry is one step closer to a 5G future as member countries of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on Thursday approved a roadmap for the development of 5G standard. Wireless Week article

> The month-long World Radiocommunication Conference opened in Geneva today. More than 3,000 participants, representing more than 160 out of ITU's 193 Member States, are expected to attend. Release

> iPass and Fon Technology announced a strategic partnership to bring 9 million community hotspots from participating Fon partners to business clients using iPass. Release

> British police have made a third arrest in connection with a cyber attack this month on telecom company TalkTalk in which the company said bank details of more than 20,000 customers were hacked. Venture Beat article

> Telstra will conduct a trial of LoRaWAN in Melbourne, Australia, as part of an IoT challenge. ZDNet article

> SK Telecom and Nokia Networks together demonstrated Nokia Networks' cmWave technologyin a 5G trial in South Korea, where they achieved 19.1 Gbps transmission speed over the air using 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), 8x8 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission and 400 MHz of bandwidth. Release

> A Virginia Tech engineering team has been awarded the lead on a $1.37 million international research project that may lead to higher performance for wireless networks in dense venues including arenas, theaters and transportation hubs. Release

> Samsung is ramping up research and development for auto technology, filings show. Venture Beat article

> A group of researchers from Cambridge University released a paper showing that they had developed a laboratory model of a lithium-air battery that solved several of the problems associated with batteries of similar chemistry. Ars Technica article

> Roughly three years in, how is network functions virtualization (NFV) doing? SDX Central article

> Wi-Fi indoor location application revenues will reach $2.5 billion by 2020, according to ABI Research. Release

And finally… How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service. Article

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