The world of crowdsourcing has been a fixture of the technology world for some time now but TIM has argued that 5G will see a network built according to the demands of its customers, rather than vendors.
Huawei is working with Telefónica on researching next generation radio access networks, in the latest operator and vendor collaboration on 5G.
MegaFon has demonstrated speeds of more than 1GBps through a mix of carrier aggregation and MIMO, as well as signed a data collection deal with Russia's largest energy grid operator Rosseti.
Swisscom and Ericsson are getting set for the new mobile generation with their '5G for Switzerland' program, along with academic partner, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Ericsson has launched a range of "5G plug-ins" to help operators launch the likes of driverless buses and fibre-quality wireless ahead of the launch of next generation network.
Ericsson has consolidated its 5G presence in Germany and completed a proof of concept on how network slicing can improve 5G networks.
KPN, Vodafone, Ericsson and Huawei have joined a Dutch project aimed at developing 5G within the Netherlands.
TIM and Ericsson have launched a 5G for Italy project, which unites industries, public sector organisations, universities, research centres, and small and medium enterprises to develop and test new services.
Nokia and Sprint will deliver 4K quality video over a live 5G network at a sports stadium in the United States.
5G in Europe could be held back by a lack of M&A activity across the continent, Orange has said, as telcos struggle to gain the scale to fully invest in new technology.
Open source technology will play a critical role in the development of 5G standards and technology, the NGMN has claimed.
MTS is expected to deploy a 5G test network during the World Cup in 2018, after signing a collaboration agreement with Nokia.
Ericsson will work with China Unicom on developing 5G, cloud and the Internet of Things, in its latest memorandum of understanding to explore next generation tech.
Europe is keen to gain back the ground lost to Asia and the United States during the LTE generation, with the European Union joining telcos in developing the road to 5G.
Türk Telekom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nokia to allow the vendor to use its network for real time testing of 5G radio access technology and the Internet of Things.
Operators need to accelerate their shift towards 5G and cloud in order to overcome a looming supply gap, a report from Nokia Bell Labs has warned.
5G is set to be the fastest growing cellular technology, with revenues mooted to hit $247 billion by 2025, a new report from ABI Research has claimed.
Mobile Europe will announce its CTO of the Year 2016 on 6 April. Over the next few weeks, we will profile each of the shortlisted nominees. First is Deutsche Telekom's Bruno Jacobfeuerborn.
Regular attendees of telecoms conferences will frequently hear of the need to be nimbler, more dynamic, more transformative. But are operators being held back by standardisation amid the scramble to establish 5G and IoT networks?
T-Mobile USA has become the latest operator to schedule 5G field trials for later this year, launching a new research project with Nokia.
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