RealNetworks ties into Verizon's cloud storage; Vodafone calls for end to 'five-nines' metric

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Nokia Networks and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby the two parties will work together on the research, standardization and industrialization of key 5G features such as multi-connectivity and high-speed seamless mobility. Release

> RealNetworks formed a deal with Verizon that will see its RealTimes video app integrated into the carrier's cloud storage service. Starting today, Verizon customers who store their photos in the cloud will find their best memories turned into a visual "story." Venture Beat article

> Vodafone has called for an end to the historic approach of using a "five-nines" metric as a measure of service reliability, saying it would be happy to get rid of the concept as it rolls out SDN and NFV technologies. Light Reading article

> As well as being widely acknowledged as the most important event in spectrum management, the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is also widely known for its long, drawn-out negotiations that can continue well into the early hours. PolicyTracker blog

> The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) will now be called the AirFuel Alliance. Computerworld article

> A dispute between two leading makers of wearable devices escalated after Jawbone accused larger rival Fitbit of violating federal antitrust laws and Fitbit sued to block imports of some Jawbone products. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Nuage Networks and Telefonica Business Solutions announced the successful completion of evaluation and testing surrounding service chaining of NFV in a multi-vendor SDN environment. Release

> Mutualink recently unveiled its Wearable Smart Gateway that is designed to let public-safety users securely connect multiple wearable or carried monitors and devices into a lightweight hub powered by Intel's Edison chip that was developed specifically for Internet of Things applications. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

> In a collaboration that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, Microsoft has partnered with Red Hat, and analysts say the move is good for both companies. Network World article

And finally… The new Hiku smart kitchen button can do your grocery shopping. Article