Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are set to break through the 60 million unit mark by 2019, but the bulk of sales will not be from retail, despite recent hype about uses of the technology, new research has claimed.
Samsung, Intel and Broadcom are among the companies working on new open source standards for the Internet of Things in a smart office or home, after founding a new consortium to improve interoperability in the sector.
Ericsson has made the first commercial deployment of its fibre fronthaul solution with China Mobile, as the vendor announced the product is being trialled by several other operators.
MVNE Transatel is the latest company to explore network functions virtualisation, with plans to offer real time mobile data control and charging to its customers.
Mobile Europe has launched a survey into the Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation markets, as operators gear up with their trials and implementation strategies.
Qualcomm has completed its takeover of Wilocity, which develops 60GHz WiGig wireless chipsets, as it launches a new range of tri-band platforms to support the likes of 4K video and content sharing.
ZTE is proposing to apply some 5G technology on top of existing 4G networks, as the vendor unveiled what it called a “pre-5G concept”.
Turkcell has hit downlink speeds of 63MBps by carrying out the world's first demo of three carrier high-speed downlink packet access (3C-HSDPA) on a commercial network with Ericsson and Qualcomm.
Free Mobile has optimised its internet protocol suite, as it bids to improve its data performance among customers.
BT is the latest company to explore network functions virtualisation after signing a deal with network solutions company Ipanema Technologies.
The main challenge facing operators looking to move their business into the connected home is not the threat from Apple or Google, but ensuring the customer experience is solid, Orange has said.
Nokia Networks has bought advanced geolocation functions from Nice Systems, which it said it will use to bolster the planning and optimisation of mobile networks.
Commscope has moved to expand its metro cell and small cell services after buying two businesses of the UK-based Alifabs Group.