Telcos need to avoid the mistakes of the past by building in key functionalities into 5G from day one, instead of holding onto future features, MWC has heard.
Huawei has signed deals with Swedish operator TeliaSonera and Italian operator TIM covering research and development of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Ericsson has hits data speeds of more than 10Gbps in separate 5G trials with Telstra and Verizon, it said at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have hit speeds of 70GBps, with Ericsson showing off 25GBps rates, in the latest demonstrations of millimetre wave technology.
Vodafone has launched a multi-vendor and chipset manufacturer 5G research project, aimed at preparing its network for the next generation of mobility.
Ericsson and Telefónica will collaborate on 5G research, working together to create new technologies, products and services.
AT&T is working with Ericsson and Intel to launch a trial 5G network in Austin, Texas, using the likes of millimetre wave and virtualisation by the end of this year.
Nokia's Bell Labs arm has demonstrated peak data speeds of more than 30GBps and more than one million simultaneous connections on the same cell.
Standards body ETSI has set up a new Industry Specification Group to explore the evolution of protocol stacks in core and access networks.
Telecom Italia (TIM) has held what it claims to be the world's first test of Full Duplex technology, which has doubled the transmission capacity of its LTE network.
Ericsson has extended its 5G research program by signing a collaboration deal with China Mobile.
MTS and Ericsson have signed a major deal to collaborate on testing and launch of 5G cellular technologies in Russia.
Ericsson has broadened its 5G for Europe programme by launching an incubator space to aid the development of 5G.
Nokia Networks and Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO have used millimetre wave tech and high-frequency spectrum to hit speeds of 2GBps in the companies' latest 5G demonstration.
Ericsson is working with Japanese operators NTT DOCOMO and KDDI on 5G research and trials, with the vendor also signing a development aggreement with Qatari operator Ooredoo.
Mobile Europe has launched its 2015/2016 survey, which aims to uncover what the key technology priorities have been for operators in 2015 and what they expect from the year ahead.
Telefónica has bolstered its 5G research plans by signing a memorandum of understanding with Huawei to collaborate on the tech.
Alcatel Lucent, NEC, Telefónica and BT are among the telcos exploring superfast service functions in 5G networks.
Equipment vendors Ericsson and Cisco are buddying up to jointly develop services for next-generation networks.
Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering the research and development of 5G.
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