SK Telecom launches nationwide LoRa network in South Korea; NGMN Alliance announces 5G trial and testing activities

More wireless tech news from across the web:

> SK Telecom launched a nationwide Internet of Things network that uses its LoRa (long-range) network exclusive to IoT communications, marking the first time for a country to establish an IoT-exclusive nationwide network with a single control center. Korea Bizwire article

> The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance announced its newly launched activities on 5G trial and testing, end-to-end architecture and vehicle-to-X. Release

> Dedrone's DroneTracker uses a combination of microphones, wireless sensors, video cameras and infrared sensors to detect incoming drones. Ars Technica article

> ZTE launched its newest generation radio access network (RAN) solution, ZTE Cloud RAN, during Mobile World Congress Shanghai. RCR Wireless story

> BMW is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to develop new technology for the auto industry that could put self-driving cars on the road by around 2021. Reuters article

> FirstNet announced new staff positions as it prepares for post-award challenges. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

And finally… Amsterdam birdhouses give free Wi-Fi. Article