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SDN, NFV orgs welcome new members
The growing trend of telecom network virtualization using software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) is making industry organization membership increasingly appealing. For example, The Open Network Lab recently gained Cisco Systems and SK Telecom as members. RCR Wireless article

Nokia Networks and partners develop SDN backhaul concept for LTE network
Nokia Networks has put in place the foundation for deploying SDN in mobile backhaul, using a proof-of-concept developed in conjunction with Aalto University in Finland and other industry partners. Fierce Wireless article

ABI Research: LTE Advanced coverage reaches 100M people; to cross 1B mark by 2018
It's only been four years since the inception of LTE-Advanced, but ABI Research reported that networks using this technology provided coverage for 100 million people worldwide, and that number is expected to reach 1 billion by 2018. Fierce Wireless article

Small cells in 2015: a good year ahead
What's ahead for the small cell industry in 2015? Small Cell Forum's CEO, Sue Monahan, looks back at achievements during 2014 and discusses what might build on that as a new year commences. Small Cell Forum article

The dilemma choosing between 3G and LTE residential Femtocells
The market for 3G femtocells remains remarkably buoyant, with confident forecasts predicting 3.5-4 million unit shipments during 2015. This now mature technology is robust and predictable. But how will the transition to LTE affect this market? ThinkSmallCell article

#TBT: MWC 2010 sees VoLTE rise, WiMAX last stand … 5 years ago this week
Thinking ahead to Mobile World Congress 2015 next month, RCR Wireless News takes a look back its headlines archives in a "Throwback Thursday" retrospective about how mobile technology has changed since 2010. RCR Wireless article.