A Smart Mobility Consortium on Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies has been formed by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), HKT Limited, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies.
Vodafone Egypt has selected Ericsson as its Network Function Virtualization partner and has gone live with the commercial virtual network function. Since October 2016, Ericsson's virtual Serving GPRS Support Node - Mobility Management Entity (SGSN-MME) has been serving and managing commercial mobile broadband traffic on the Vodafone Egypt network.
SK Telecom has successfully tested LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) five-band carrier aggregation (CA) on its commercial network. SK Telecom’s bandwidth resources as of February 2017 are 10MHz bandwidth in the 800MHz band, 20MHz bandwidth in the 1.8GHz band, 10MHz bandwidth in the 2.1GHz band, 10MHz + 20 MHz bandwidths in the 2.6Ghz band.
ZTE plans to unveil a Gigabit smartphone at MWC 2017. Returning to Barcelona for the 13th time, the company will focus on leading 5G evolution, advancing cloudification, creating the Internet of Everything, and developing state of art devices.
Nokia and Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, plan to deploy a fully integrated cloud native core network in UK to enable massive scalability, allowing Three to rapidly respond to customers' dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G.
Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm and NETGEAR have announced a commercial launch of Gigabit LTE network and device. Telstra confirmed at the "Gigabit LTE Experience" event in Sydney today that their Gigabit LTE service has launched in select state capital city CBDs, with more to follow.
SK Telecom and Nokia have announced joint development of “Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) solution, which is a next-generation push-to-talk communications technology over VoLTE, and demonstrated the solution at Nokia's Research and Development Center in Kraków, Poland.