Nokia and China Mobile have conducted a trial of centralized radio access network technology within a TD-LTE network in a sports stadium to demonstrate how the combination can meet the high-speed, high-bandwidth demands generated by spectators increasingly expecting the same level of mobile connectivity they have in the home so they can share pictures and videos via social media or upload content to the cloud.

Read more: Nokia and China Mobile boost in'“stadium cellular with centralized RAN

KT and Nokia have conducted what they claim to be the industry's first eMTC (aka LTE-M) field trial, on KT's LTE network using Nokia's Flexi Multiradio 10 base station. In the trial, eMTC used only 1.4MHz of the full 20MHz LTE spectrum, leaving the remaining spectrum free for normal LTE traffic, according to Nokia.

Read more: KT, Nokia conduct world's first eMTC (LTE-M) field trial on LTE network

Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, Kii, has announced that it is bringing its IoT platform, experience and smart city expertise to enable smart city solutions in India. It kicked off its efforts at the 'IoT in Smart City' event held on March 18 in Hyderabad.

Read more: IoT platform provider Kii targets India's smart cities

A consortium led by SK Telecom has been chosen by the Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion under the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to undertake a government-funded project on a quantum cryptography communication network and has begun operating national test networks in five areas in Korea.

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China Mobile and 11 partners have launched a 5G Joint Innovation Center project at the GTI Summit 2016, held during World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. Early partners include Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Datang, Intel, Keysight, Beijing Shougang Automation Information Technology Co, Haier and Hisense.

Read more: China Mobile and partners launch 5G Innovation Center

NTT Docomo says it has made the first trial of 5G technology in a commercial complex '“ The Roppongi Hills high-rise complex in Tokyo - demonstrating date rates of 2.5Gbps using a frequency of 78GHz, in conjunction with Nokia Networks, Samsung, Ericsson, Fujitsu and Huawei.

Read more: NTT Docomo's trials bring 5G one step closer