Telecom Italia has hit uplink speeds of up to 11Mbps as part of a new trial of Nokia Solutions and Networks’ high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) 16QAM technology.
Google is readying a software development kit for wearable devices as it looks to get companies in the fast growing sector to use its Android operating system.
More than two out of five cars will use vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology by 2030, as manufacturers look to use dedicated short-range communications and 4G LTE technology to manage traffic more efficiently.
New research from Frost & Sullivan found that Daimler and Volvo are expected to lead the charge, with vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems already gaining traction in the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Germany, and France.
The European Commission has launched a campaign to find female role models in the technology sector, after a new survey found only one in five ICT managers is female.
The EC is concerned about underrepresentation of women across various technology sectors. It found only nine percent of European app developers are female and only 19 percent of ICT managers are women, compared to 45 percent in other service sectors.
JT and Progressive Platform have unveiled a smart tracking M2M device that combines GPS tracking, “black box”-style data recording about acceleration and cornering and a SIM card to communicate through the mobile phone network.
The Channel Islands operator aims to provide the device as part of a managed service to the motor insurance market.
Telefonica has revealed that it will have almost a third of its network infrastructure virtualised by 2016.
The so-called Unica initiative will launch formally in June this year. The Spain-based operator said it plans to virtualise functions in its home market and in the UK before turning its attention to other markets.
BASE has announced that it is the first operator in Belgium to trial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology.
Universities in the UK and Germany will work closer together on 5G technology, as the British Prime Minister announced funding for the Internet of Things and a new spectrum strategy for the country.
Ericsson, Huawei Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia were among the top patent application filers in Europe last year, as patent filings hit an all-time high.
The European Patent Office received 266,000 filings in 2013, up 2.8 percent year-on-year, and granted 66,700 of them. Two-thirds of patent filings came from outside of Europe.
Huawei has launched what it is calling the first SDN traffic optimisation engine for carrier-grade networks, which it said can improve network throughput by up to 60 percent.
The Flow Engine has been trialled with several operators and is part of the vendor's wider cloud-based SoftCOM strategy. Huawei's proprietary algorithm suite uses the likes of graph transformation, linear programming decomposition and matrix reduction to reduce the time it takes to make traffic management decisions on carrier grade networks to seconds.
Rostelecom has revealed that it rolled out Nominum's Wi-Fi security products to protect its mobile network during the Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The US-based vendor’s DNS-based solution, Vantio ThreatAvert, was deployed to ensure the city's free Wi-Fi hotspots were available to its sudden influx of visitors.
Software vendor Aricent has launched an advanced self-optimising network service called Universal SON (Uni-SON).
Jasper Wireless has launched the world's first commercial end-to-end Global SIM product after signing a technical partnership with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D).