Nokia and China Mobile have conducted a trial of centralized radio access network technology within a TD-LTE network in a sports stadium to demonstrate how the combination can meet the high-speed, high-bandwidth demands generated by spectators increasingly expecting the same level of mobile connectivity they have in the home so they can share pictures and videos via social media or upload content to the cloud.
Korea takes global R&D spending leads
Korea has become the biggest spender on R&D as a percentage of GDP, taking the lead from Israel, according to figures from the OECD.
Huawei and StarHub claim world's fastest indoor 4G speed
Huawei and Singapore mobile operator, StarHub, have demonstrated what they say is the world's fastest indoor mobile network coverage, 1Gpbs, using a single small cell base station no bigger than a ream of A4 paper.
KT, Nokia conduct world's first eMTC (LTE-M) field trial on LTE network
KT and Nokia have conducted what they claim to be the industry's first eMTC (aka LTE-M) field trial, on KT's LTE network using Nokia's Flexi Multiradio 10 base station. In the trial, eMTC used only 1.4MHz of the full 20MHz LTE spectrum, leaving the remaining spectrum free for normal LTE traffic, according to Nokia.
IoT platform provider Kii targets India's smart cities
Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, Kii, has announced that it is bringing its IoT platform, experience and smart city expertise to enable smart city solutions in India. It kicked off its efforts at the 'IoT in Smart City' event held on March 18 in Hyderabad.
Ericsson teams with China Mobile to research 5G
Ericsson and the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have signed a MoU to collaborate on 5G research and development.
SK Telecom leads quantum cryptography trials
A consortium led by SK Telecom has been chosen by the Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion under the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to undertake a government-funded project on a quantum cryptography communication network and has begun operating national test networks in five areas in Korea.
KDDI backs Ossia wireless charging technology
Ossia, the company behind the Cota remote wireless charging technology, has partnered with KDDI to deliver the benefits of remote wireless power technology to KDDI's customers.
China Mobile and partners launch 5G Innovation Center
China Mobile and 11 partners have launched a 5G Joint Innovation Center project at the GTI Summit 2016, held during World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. Early partners include Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Datang, Intel, Keysight, Beijing Shougang Automation Information Technology Co, Haier and Hisense.
NTT Docomo's trials bring 5G one step closer
NTT Docomo says it has made the first trial of 5G technology in a commercial complex '“ The Roppongi Hills high-rise complex in Tokyo - demonstrating date rates of 2.5Gbps using a frequency of 78GHz, in conjunction with Nokia Networks, Samsung, Ericsson, Fujitsu and Huawei.