Vodafone makes 5G network foundation a priority in Australia; Qualcomm signs deal with Chinese province

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> 5G may require a "disruptive," revolutionary cellular network architecture, according to a report released by the UK's premier 5G research institute, 5GIC. Inside 5G article

> Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) is making the building of the foundation for a 5G network a priority this year and is targeting commercial launch in 2020. Mobile World Live article

> Small cell topics are addressed in a new book titled LTE Small Cell Optimization: 3GPP Evolution to Release 13, authored by technology experts from Nokia, T-Mobile US and Videotron. Nokia blog

> Qualcomm announced that it has signed a deal with the Chinese province of Guizhou to jointly develop advanced server chipsets in China. Venture Beat article

> Affirmed Networks and EMC say they are delivering the industry's first "native," virtualized probe and analytics solution for mobile operators. Release

> Network operator Swisscom announced it is currently testing a combination of its fixed-line and mobile networks to offer higher speeds for subscribers. RCR Wireless article

> Will LiFi take big data and the Internet of Things to a new level? Forbes post

> Despite a lot of hyperbole, self-driving cars still need humans. New York Times article

> Infinera believes it has cracked one of the major challenges of the optical networking world -- how to increase network capacity without sacrificing transmission distance. Light Reading article

And finally… A recent series of acquisitions and hires shows Apple is at least experimenting with augmented reality. Article

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