Buses across London have been equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy beacons to send targeted in-app messages to passengers.
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.
Swisscom has teamed up with NEC and Netcracker to develop its virtualisation capabilities and move to a cloud-based hybrid network and access layer.
US-based equipment and software testing firm Keysight Technologies is to acquire UK firm Anite for £388 million (€542 million) in an effort to expand its wireless R&D and testing activities.
Telefónica’s UK arm has selected Ciena to supply a 100G nationwide backbone network.
The European Commission is to begin making “specific proposals” for the release of the 700MHz spectrum band for use by wireless broadband services, after a public consultation gained majority support.
Turkcell subsidiary Astelit has become the first GSM operator to offer 3G in Ukraine, after launching the service through its life:) brand.
A UK university has built a prototype, single antenna full-duplex radio that could double the capacity of wireless systems.
Telenor Norway is focusing on Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and new data-centric service offerings after announcing plans to switch off its 2G and 3G networks within the next 10 years.
Vodafone UK has developed a mini mobile antenna designed to look like a bird box in order to boost coverage in rural areas without ruining its aesthetics.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new solution that helps operators shift existing voice services from public switched telephone network (PSTN) tech to all-IP infrastructure.
Greek operator Cosmote has used smart glasses, airborne cameras on drones and smart watches as part of a demonstration with Ericsson about how wearable tech can help manage a network.
Nokia Networks is claiming a new network steering manager can solve network congestion and increase an operator's capacity by up to 10 percent.
T-Mobile Czech Republic has completed a trial of 400G technology with Alcatel-Lucent in a bid to speed up data services in the country.
Nokia Networks has launched an "LTE network in a box", a 40kg macro base station aimed at bringing communications to disaster areas or industrial sites.
The call for BT to open its fibre network to rivals is just one facet of the UK’s increasingly complex infrastructure, as operators and regulators prepare for a transformed landscape in the wake of recent M&A activity.
BT and Hutchinson Global Communications will interconnect their IP packet exchange (IPX) networks to help extend the reach of fixed and mobile services and facilitate technology such as VoLTE.
Greece's national railway operator OSE is to deploy Nokia Networks's GSM-Railway solution to improve connectivity across its lines.
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