Nokia touts 5G NGPaaS project

Nokia Bell Labs announced this week it is leading a consortium in the development of a next generation platform-as-a-service (NGPaaS) model for 5G networks. The two-year project forms part of the European Union's 5G Public-Private Partnership (PPP ... ( read original story ...)

Russia’s MegaFon joins the gigabit LTE club

The operator used a Nokia Air Scale system module and Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, powered, of course, by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was the first commercial mobile device in Europe to ... ( read original story ...)

MegaFon claims commercial gigabit LTE in Moscow

MegaFon says it has become one of the first operators in Europe to achieve gigabit speeds on its commercial LTE network. The company achieved a peak download speed of 979Mbps in Moscow. Alexei Semenov, director of the Stolichny (capital city) branch of ... ( read original story ...)

Rubber used in 3G surfaces face ban over cancer fears

The rubber crumb used in 3G artificial football pitches is facing a Europe-wide ban because of cancer fears. The black granules give a more realistic bounce but are made of old car tyres and contain toxic chemicals including mercury, lead, benzene and arsenic. ( read original story ...)