Scottish school first to trial light-powered LiFi technology

Edinburgh-based PureLiFi announced a new trial of its LiFi technology at Kyle Academy in Ayr, Scotland, the first school in the world to deploy a LiFi network. The technology allows large

Belgian govt approves 5G auction plan with room for 4th operator

The Belgian government has confirmed plans to hold a spectrum auction in late 2019 with conditions to encourage the launch of a fourth mobile operator on the market. The cabinet

Romania to hold 5G auction by end of 2019

Romania’s telecommunications authority Ancom said it will finalise the 5G spectrum auction no later than December 2019. During the auction, Ancom will award frequency use rights in the 700 MHz

Huawei may be banned from participating in Australia 5G roll-out

Huawei is likely to be banned by Australia from participating in a 5G mobile telecommunications roll-out across the country. Australia claims Huawei is de facto controlled by China and sensitive

World IoT platform market set to grow from USD 1.1 bln in 2017 to USD 4.9 bln in 2022

The global market for IoT device management and application enablement platforms reached USD 1.1 billion in 2017, according to analysts Berg Insight. With growth at a compound annual growth rate

Telstra to commercially launch 2Gbps LTE service in late 2018

Australian operator Telstra has started testing downlink speeds of up to 2Gbps over LTE in the Ericsson lab environment in Stockholm, Sweden, using a prototype commercial device. The tests relied

Docomo, AGC, Ericsson demo 8 Gbps 5G communications on connected car

NTT Docomo and AGC have demonstrated 8 Gbps 5G communications with a fast-moving vehicle equipped with “vehicle glass mounted antennas” (On-Glass Antennas) in a field trial conducted in conjunction with

Vodafone Portugal develops IoT services for Rock in Rio festival

Vodafone Portugal has developed a set of Internet of Things (IoT) services for the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival. Vodafone Digital Rock City consists of five services that monitor,

T-Mobile Poland, Abaro provide NB-IoT smart metering for Geotermia Podhalanska

T-Mobile Poland has cooperated with telemetry supplier Abaro to provide Geotermia Podhalanska with a complete system for automatic heating meter reading using NB-IoT. Geotermia thus becomes the first heating network in Poland with smart metering with

Smart home to be worth over USD 11 bln for telcos in 2022 – study

Telecom operators need to step up their efforts in the smart home market if they don’t want to be surpassed by other players. According to a new report from ABI