The most read stories of 2014 showed the diversity of topics affecting the in-trays of operator executives across Europe. Readers' most popular stories included areas including virtualisation, SIM card innovation, chipset manufacturing and Voice over LTE.
The centralised radio access network (C-RAN) equipment market it set to top $10 billion (€8 billion) by 2018 as the technology becomes “the default 5G architecture”, according to new research from Infonetics.
5G promises a step-change to what mobile networks can do, but according to the GSMA, this promise hides a danger of being all things to all people.
Telecom standards body ETSI and operator organisation NGMN have extended their collaboration to include work on standardising forthcoming 5G technology.
Phased array antennae have become the latest area of focus for 5G, with Ericsson and IBM launching a research project into the technology.
ZTE has announced it carried out a field test of pre-5G massive MIMO technology in partnership with China Mobile, while rival Huawei unveiled its own prototype.
Operators need to focus on sub-2GHz spectrum rather than look to the higher bands for forthcoming 5G technology, the CTO of Tele2 has warned, but a senior Huawei executive said high frequency spectrum was essential to meet capacity problems.
MegaFon and Huawei are to fast-track the rollout of a 5G network in Russia in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The amount of mobile data traffic generated between 2019 and 2020 is predicted to be greater than all that that has occurred before 2013, according to new research from Ericsson.
Telekom Austria has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMNA) in a bid to influence the development of 5G technologies.
Technology such as massive MIMO and multi-user shared access (MUSA), dubbed pre-5G, will bridge the gap between LTE and future telco standards, a ZTE executive has claimed.
An ultra-dense cloud-based radio access network will be the first priority of the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), as the research organisation received a £5 million (€6.39 million) investment from partner Huawei.
SK Telecom and Ericsson have co-developed a new smart cell technology to improve the energy efficiency of base stations by dynamically controlling when they are activated.
Samsung is teaming up with SK Telecom to conduct 5G research into technologies such as small cells, massive MIMO and next generation modulation/demodulation.
Samsung has hit a 5G milestone, clocking speeds of 7.5Gbps in a stationary environment and 1.2Gbps within a vehicle moving at more than 100 kilometres per hour.
Apple has issued a fix for its new operating system and joined The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance as it looks into 5G.
Telefónica and Huawei are setting up working groups to explore the possibility of technology including 4G/5G networks, the connected home and virtualisation.
Vodafone has formed a partnership with Dresden University of Technology to research and develop 5G technology, while the group's UK arm has extended its rural connectivity program.
The tussle around who will be in charge of 5G innovation has continued with the announcement Huawei is setting up a South Korea-based research centre in partnership with local operator LG Uplus.
Ericsson has demonstrated new technology that it said improves data transfer rates and will become "a key enabler" for 5G.
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