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SK Telecom and Nokia claim another 5G milestone

SK Telecom and Nokia have unveiled one of the first results of their 5G technology collaboration, claiming to verified the performance of a user plane and control plane separation technique, which they reckon is a key enabling technology for 5G.

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LTE Awards 2015 winners announced, Huawei wins twice

Last night saw Amsterdam’s De Duif play host to the LTE industry’s annual awards bash and gala dinner, with Huawei proving to be the big winner on the night picking up two awards. The LTE Awards 2015 saw more than 50 finalists represented at the annual celebration last night, with the panel of judges whittling down the shortlist from more than 150 initial nominations.

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EE dreams of a networking heaven

A panel discussion featuring EE, Vodafone and Zain discussed the future of LTE networks, including monetising the network and NFV, at LTE World Summit in Amsterdam.

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Orange urges operators not to wait for 5G to embrace IoT

Orange SVP of network architecture and design, Alain Maloberti, used his keynote address at the LTE World Summit to highlight how the French telco plans on embracing IoT, while looking towards the arrival of 5G.

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KT targets 5G rollout for 2018 Winter Olympics

Korean mobile operator KT says it will be conducting 5G trials with a view to launching a live service ready for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, being hosted in the Korean city of Pyeongchang.

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VoLTE could cause a storm, KPN warns

KPN, the incumbent Dutch operator, told the audience at LTE World Summit about the networking battles it has had in bringing VoLTE services, and roaming, to market. Revealing the results of some live network trials, the operator warned of the effect or influence VoLTE could have on traffic in the signalling network.

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KT to launch 1Gbps LTE service this week

Various reports have claimed that KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile player, is ready to launch an LTE network capable of achieving more than 1Gbps download speeds. The service will be made available this week.

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BT and EE extend converged multiplay services

BT and its probable mobile subsidiary EE have each extended new service offerings relating to real-time LTE broadcasting, as well as enhanced premium sport and new 4K TV offerings.

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O2 out of UK emergency services LTE tender, EE lone runner

Government plans to shift emergency communication services to cellular infrastructure have taken a knock after O2, one of just two mobile operators tendering for the contract, pulled out of the running, according to the FT.

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Mycom OSI demonstrates solution that marries NFV and QoS

Network quality assurance outfit Mycom OSI has demonstrated a new solution that applies its quality of service (QoS) expertise to NFV implementations, claiming to automatically direct NFC orchestrations based on service assurance factors.

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EE leads Europe with 10 million 4G subscribers

UK operator EE claims it has become the first European telco to surpass 10 million 4G LTE customers, and also announced that 4G data has overtaken 3G data consumption on its network for the first time.

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