SK Telecom boasts 5G trial success; Nokia Bell Labs launches global innovation competition

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> SK Telecom said it has "successfully tested its 5G system at 28 GHz in the outdoor environment," giving results that it said will be an "important asset" as it moves toward building 5G pilot networks by the end of this year. Mobile World Live article

> Nokia Bell Labs opened global competition for the third annual Nokia Bell Labs Prize, which recognizes game-changing ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the potential to disrupt or profoundly change the human existence and experience. Release

> Ooredoo Qatar says that the first stages of its next-generation 5G network will be deployed by 2018, leading to 5G services being commercially available by 2020. TeleGeography article

> FirstNet's RFP is well done and should generate "fierce competition" for the right to build and maintain a nationwide public-safety broadband network, according to Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada Networks -- one of two entities that has stated publicly that it intends to bid on the project. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

> Andy Grove, who passed away last week at the age of 79, leaves a legacy that will continue to shape the world's technology and inspire innovators for generations to come. Re/code commentary

> Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technologies -- collectively known as V2X -- are leaving the test track and making their way onto public streets. EE Times article

> The first HoloLens Development Edition kits are shipping to developers selected to be in the first wave of availability. Ars Technica article

And finally… Here's what The Woz had to say about the Apple II and phone phreaking in 1984. Network World article

 

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