TIM connects first prototype 5G smartphone to Italian network

Telecom Italia (TIM) has teamed up with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies to conduct the first live trial of its network using a 5G prototype smartphone. The pilot was conducted at

Scottish Smart Cities programme secures EUR 15 mln ERDF funding

The Scottish Cities Alliance has secured a further EUR 15 million in European funding for its Smart Cities programme. This boosts the total invested in the project to almost GBP

Arcep gives green light for more 5G pilots in 3.5GHz band

French regulator Arcep has issued several new authorisations to develop 5G pilots in the 3.5 GHz band (3400 – 3800 MHz). SFR will be able to carry out technical tests

Telia Norway runs offshore NB-IoT pilot on Wintershall oil platform with Tampnet and CGI

Telia Norway said it is joining forces with Tampnet and CGI to provide NB-IoT services to Wintershall’s Brage oil platform in the North Sea. It said this pilot by Telia

Orange Business Services provides IoT connectivity for Veolia’s Birdz smart meter business

Orange Business Services (OBS) announced that it has secured a contract with the Veolia group to provide LoRa-based IoT connectivity to over 3 million smart water meters in France by

Senra’s LoRaWan reaches 30 cities in India

SenRa, an Indian Low-Power Wide-Area Networks provider, announced its network was so far deployed in 30 cities in India. Cities with SenRa’s LoRaWAN coverage include Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, New Delhi,

Bids in Swedish 700 MHz auction exceed SEK 1.89 billion on third bidding day

Swedish telecoms regulator PTS said that the total of bids submitted in the auction for spectrum in the 700 MHz had exceeded SEK 1.89 billion by the end of the

Dutch split about privacy issues within the smart city

The Dutch are divided on whether their privacy would be at stake in a smart city environment, according to a study commissioned by Dell EMC. The company is working with Nokia

Czech Radiokomunikace’s IoT Summer Jam announces winner

Czech Radiokomunikace (CRA) has announced the results of the third year of the Czech IoT Summer Jam. The first prize of CZK 50,000 was awarded to a project from the

Ericsson network software fault leads to mobile service disruptions in multiple countries

Ericsson has admitted a fault in its network software has caused major mobile service outages in “multiple countries”. The company said the problem is thought to be due to an