The European Commission and the South Korean government have signed an agreement that’ll see them working together to create a global definition of exactly what 5G mobile technology is, what it’ll do and when it’ll be available.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, and Mun-Kee Choi, who’s the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) for South Korea, also agreed to co-operate on 5G research.
Nokia has sold most of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft, as originally announced in September last year. The deal also includes an agreement to license patents to Microsoft.
Although the deal was originally worth €5.44 billion (£4.48 billion), Nokia says it now expects the total transaction price to be slightly higher than this.
A new report about the state of 4G LTE coverage around the world has been published by UK-based business OpenSignal, which creates crowd-sourced mobile network coverage maps from its Android and iOS apps.
The report looks at two key concerns: download speeds and the proportion of time spent in an area covered by an LTE service.
LG Electronics has announced the LG G Pro 2 smartphone today.
It’s a successor to the LG G Pro, which was revealed in February last year. South Korea is currently the only market confirmed for the LG G Pro 2, although wider availability is expected to be announced during or after Mobile World Congress.
LG Electronics has launched a new Android smartphone with a display that curves from top to bottom, following the shape of the user’s face.
It follows the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Round handset, which has a curve along the vertical axis. Both devices are being launched in South Korea.