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T-Mobile US reveals 5G trial plans

T-Mobile US followed rivals Verizon and AT&T by revealing plans to hold field trials for …

Stripe gives payments leg-up to startups in emerging markets

Patrick Collison, co-founder and chief executive of US payments company Stripe, used his keynote presentation yesterday to speak about Atlas, a beta product designed to help entrepreneurs based in developing markets “gain access to the same business infrastructure enjoyed by tech companies here in Europe or the US”.

BlackBerry acquires Encription, talks Microsoft and health

BlackBerry acquired UK security firm Encription, bolstering a move into cybersecurity consulting that was also announced here at MWC.

5G to embrace unlicensed bands and Wi-Fi

The 5G technology roadmap will include Wi-Fi and the use of unlicensed spectrum bands, said Nokia’s head of e2e mobile network solutions, Peter Merz.

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Qualcomm looks to pick up Hamilton’s winning ways

Qualcomm used its keynote this evening to talk up its credentials for connected, electric and self-driving …

BT chief aims to be at UK 5G forefront

Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT Group, spelt out ambitious plans to invest in next-generation access technologies – including 5G – following the acquisition of EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator.

EC adds Brazil to partner tally

The European Commission (EC) announced an agreement with Brazil to develop 5G technology, building on similar partnerships with South Korea, China and Japan.

Intel focuses on 5G “beyond the Powerpoint”

Intel’s 5G media event at Congress was full of details about partnerships, products and prototypes, as if …

Verizon boasts momentum for IoT platform

Verizon said more than 4,000 developers are using ThingSpace, the Internet of Things (IoT) platform that the operator unveiled last October.

Ingenu steps up efforts to build LPWA networks across the globe

Ingenu, the US-based low power wide area (LPWA) network specialist, said it has accelerated the pace of its strategy to build public networks exclusively for machine traffic in markets across the globe.