Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy.
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica strikes data center deal with China Unicom; CityFibre turnover up 115%; DT's full-duplex 5G trial.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell poised to fill TeliaSonera vacuum; telecom cozies up to carmakers; Ericsson widens 5G research.
In a rare and exclusive interview, Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies, talked to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about convergence, virtualization, industry politics, doing business in the US and economic success.
A major 3GPP RAN workshop in Phoenix on Thursday should reveal much about what lies ahead for the 5G development process.
5G stakeholders say the slow progress on spectrum allocation is preventing them from committing resources to mmWave research.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia sets itself 5G deadline; NokAlu gets CFIUS approval; DT hits the digital silk road.
Intel & friends battle Huawei and its supporters for the future of cellular IoT applications.
The company formerly known as On-Ramp is building a dedicated IoT network based on RPMA technology in the US to compete against SigFox and operators.
A startup chock-full of 'Google DNA' wants to bring web-scale and enterprise WiFi deployment concepts to cellular networks.
Carrier says it feels a 'tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G' and is planning to field test the technology with partners next year.
Nokia pulls together a framework for a programmable 5G architecture with network slicing as the key element to make 5G more than just another network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new 5G architecture; carrier billing in South Africa; Sigfox seeks more investment.
It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.