ZTE chief scientist talks up the potential of 5G; Volvo expands V2X project in Sweden

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Xiang Jiying, chief scientist at ZTE, spoke with The Wall Street Journal about the potential of 5G and how the company stacks up against its competitors. Article (sub. req.)

> After a series of industry trials, the UK's Ofcom has given the green light for industry to use white space technology. Article

> Volvo, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration expanded their V2X communications project to 1,000 vehicles. Article

> The re-emergence of Motorola into the headlines last week brings up a nagging question for a reporter who has covered the electronics industry for more than two decades. Blog

> Personal weather station devices made by Netatmo were found to be sending users' Wi-Fi passwords back to the company over unencrypted connections. Article

> Google's "captain of moonshots" Astro Teller talked with The New York Times about how various research projects are going. Blog

> Motorola Solutions acquired Emergency CallWorks, a privately held provider of next-generation 911 call-taking software for public safety. Article

> Equipped with a hefty research grant, a professor in the U.K. is taking a novel approach to bringing Wi-Fi coverage to rural Wales: sheep outfitted with collars that transmit an Internet signal. Article

> The Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a patent lawsuit against Apple and its suppliers, claiming that semiconductor wafers found in the company's computers and mobile devices infringe on a patent obtained by two academics more than 15 years ago. Article

And finally… British papers were all over President Barack Obama's viral Buzzfeed video. Article