Telefonica UK plans VoLTE trials; China Mobile taps Nuage for SDN

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Following a lull in the 1980s and early 1990s, and a shift toward business-driven research, "Bell Labs feels like it's back on track," says President Marcus Weldon. EE Times article

> Telefónica UK plans to carry out trials of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology between October and December with a view to launching commercial services sometime next year. Light Reading article

> FirstNet responses to draft-RFP queries provide some insight into potential plans, leave many questions unanswered. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

> Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, announced that China Mobile (Suzhou) Software Technology Company Limited has deployed Nuage SDN technology in its Development and Operations private cloud architecture. Release

> Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of products, speaks at length about how Google products and apps are meant to help provide balance. The New York Times article (sub. req.)

> New patent statistics show that patent litigation, driven by so-called "patent trolls," could reach an all-time high in 2015. Ars Technica article

> What Uber might use in place of Nokia's Here mapping technology. Re-code article

> Seattle's high-end real estate market is on the rise, thanks in part to tech executives relocating from pricier locales like Silicon Valley. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

And finally… Samsung patents technology to measure body fat with a phone. Venture Beat article