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.
KPN has launched the first cloud-based push to talk (PTT) service in Europe across 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks.
UK mobile operator O2 is turning to fibre as it looks to handle increasing data traffic from its 4G LTE rollout.
Telefónica Germany has readied its network for VoLTE, becoming one of the first operators to offer converged wireless and wireline services on a common IMS core network.
Samsung is teaming up with SK Telecom to conduct 5G research into technologies such as small cells, massive MIMO and next generation modulation/demodulation.
Mobile operators remain focused on ethernet on fibre as the most common solution to backhaul problems but are starting to explore virtualisation, new research has claimed.
Ericsson and Facebook have announced new methodology to measure and improve end-to-end network performance by using simulated Facebook applications.
Telefónica UK has deployed Cellwize's elastic-SON product in a bid to enhance its network performance and quality of service for its customers.
Oracle has launched a new diameter signalling router, which it said will increase the speed and capacity of networks amid a predicted explosion in messages.
Tele2 has completed a €50 million network infrastructure upgrade project in the Baltics, after updating its network in Estonia.
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.
ZTE has launched a new cloud-based network coordination product that offers multi-mode and multi-frequency 2G, 3G and LTE indoors and outdoors.
Alcatel-Lucent has boosted its range of microwave backhaul devices, adding new products which it said would save operators power and costs.
Huawei has launched a new cloud based video platform, which supports the likes of IPTV, 4K and LTE broadcast technology.
NEC has developed a new all-outdoor microwave backhaul service, which it said allows operators to quickly redeploy their network according to demand.
Huawei has made the first commercial deployment of its "zero footprint" Blade base station, working with Omnitel in Lithuania.
Vodafone has rolled out HD voice technology to 3G and 4G customers on its UK network.
Nokia Networks has combined big data, artificial intelligence and automated processes in trials in a bid to improve the quality of experience across a large number of user sessions on mobile networks.
Swiss operators Swisscom, Sunrise and Orange have extended plans to improve mobile coverage along the country's railways by equipping carriages on regional routes with repeaters.
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