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5G networks look to a virtual future

If I had to cite one word that featured in a number of presentations at the NGMN Alliance's industry event this week on 5G, it would be "slice". Not the most technical of terms it has to be said, but it cropped up time and time again as operators and vendors sought to explain how future mobile networks would be designed to cope with the demands of the "5G era" after 2020.

Facebook open-sources tool to let developers test apps on 2G, 3G and LTE network conditions

Facebook is open-sourcing an internal tool it has used to test how apps perform on 2G, EDGE, 3G, and LTE networks. The social networking giant is making the tool available on GitHub.

Synergy: Cisco retains lead in public cloud, while HP dominates private cloud market

Cisco and HP continue to be the vendors to beat in the cloud infrastructure market, accounting for 27 percent of worldwide revenues, says a new Synergy Research report.

Operators emphasise need for licensed spectrum regime for 5G

FRANKFURT, Germany--The spectrum requirements of future 5G networks and services are expected to be broad and varied, and mobile operators continue to stress that exclusive licence regimes remain the preferred solution and should be extended further.

Mobile industry seeks to put the user at the heart of 5G networks

FRANKFURT, Germany--The mobile industry has often been criticized for putting technology ahead of what users actually want, but operators and vendors appear to placing significantly more effort on putting users first as they prepare for "5G" networks. 

Netflix's Aussie strategy: Let 'em VPN, at least up until launch

SVOD provider Netflix, which launches in Australia on March 24, has taken a page out of HBO's marketing playbook. The company is reportedly "looking the other way" regarding VPN masking, which allows Aussies to access the U.S. region of its streaming service, in order to build hype around its upcoming local product, Mashable says.

Celtic-Plus GOLD project explores delivery of Gigabit over copper wiring

Celtic-Plus, an industry-driven European research initiative, has introduced a new product looking at how to deliver multiple Gigabit of bandwidth over copper pairs based on G.fast technology.

Windstream/Allworx study says SMBs have a low awareness of business phone system technology trends

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don't have a deep knowledge of the business phone system trends and are not using the new array of advanced phone features on the market, says a new survey released by Allworx, a subsidiary of Windstream.

Etisalat first in Egypt with Ericsson indoor coverage kit

Ericsson said Etisalat is the first operator in Egypt to deploy the infrastructure company's Radio Dot indoor network equipment, as the operator moves to meet growing data usage in the country.

Millicom's Tigo plans $120M network investment in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania, which is owned by Sweden-based Millicom International Cellular, has unveiled plans to spend $120 million (€110 million) this year on the expansion of its network for 3G and 4G services in the East Africa country.