Nokia Networks' new IoT solution, Huawei claiming fresh small cell innovation, and Intel and SK Telecom becoming the latest 5G partnership were among the announcements at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
Ericsson has set up a new cloud lab in Germany and launched its latest 5G project, collaborating with Turkish operator Turkcell.
Ericsson will lead new 5G projects from the EU’s 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) aiming to advance system architecture and standardisation for next-generation networks.
Alcatel-Lucent is spearheading a new multi-vendor and operator project to develop a sub-6GHz air interface for 5G networks.
Turkcell has taken “the first major step” in the development of a 5G roadmap for Turkey after signing a framework agreement with military electronics company ASELSAN to produce 5G mobile technologies.
The increasingly crowded 5G research space has had yet another entrant with some of Europe's biggest operator and vendor players developing multiservice network architecture.
Nokia Networks and SK Telecom have opened a new 5G research and development centre, as the two companies announced a breakthrough in next generation technology.
Ericsson is working with Italian university Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna to build network components and optical transport technologies for 5G systems.
LTE World Summit, the industry's annual examination of 4G and where the market is heading, generally looks to the future. However, this year's conference has been dominated by the past.
Proximus and Huawei will bring 5G connectivity to two universities in Brussels, as the companies trialled 1Tbps transmission technology in France.
SK Telecom has held its latest 5G demonstration, partnering with Ericsson to build a small cell based on next generation radio frame architecture with minimal interference.
Bell Labs has become the latest company to join the Technical University of Dresden's 5G research project, focusing on wireless and network projects.
Nokia is to work with the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany to research the architectural requirements of 5G networks, as the European Commission announced a “landmark” study of the technology.
Ericsson has extended its 5G collaboration with Korean operator KT to cover the Internet of Things, after holding a distributed MIMO demonstration.
The European Union has entered a “milestone” agreement with Japan to work together on developing global standards for 5G, including a €12 million investment into the technology.
Ericsson has built a 5G network as part of a project to improve productivity and safety in the Swedish mining industry.
Alcatel-Lucent and Korean operator KT will explore 5G through the vendor's virtualised Radio Access Network (vRAN), after they signed a new partnership deal.
Huawei has launched a new 5G research centre in Belgium, aiming to support its Europe-wide research into next generation technology.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has set up a new open group to determine how forthcoming 5G technologies should be standardised.
ZTE claims to have set a new capacity record in a pre-commercial trial of “pre-5G” massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) technology.
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