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Operating on a government-granted test license on the 3.4 to 3.6 GHz band, the test network has been set up between nine sites in the Ochota and Powiśle districts of the Polish capital.

Orange Poland has made more than 100 5G smartphones and routers available for invited customers to test and experience 5G download speeds of up to 900 Mbps.

MegaFon, one of Russia’s largest operators, has chosen Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to develop a new nationwide transport network. As part of the 3-year contract, Ericsson will supply mobile transport solutions based on the MINI-LINK platform offering key advantages such as high capacity, efficient use of spectrum, low-energy consumption and simplified operations and maintenance.

Chengdu, China, Sept. 03, 2019 -- China Mobile in Sichuan province and Huawei today launched a multi-dimensional 5G network in Chengdu, aimed at transforming the city into one of the world’s foremost hi-tech cities. The announcement was made during Huawei’s fifth annual Asia Pacific Innovation Day held in Chengdu.

The area is ready for all kinds of demos exploring the opportunities of 5G, including immersive VR entertainment, smart buildings and other consumer and industrial use cases where high data speed and ultra-low latency are deemed critical.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia is set to bring 5G to New Zealand, following the announcement of the first commercial 5G network available to New Zealanders by Vodafone New Zealand.

Vodafone today announced it will take its first step into New Zealand’s 5G future and switch on a 5G network in December, starting in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.  The launch announcement coincides with today’s completion of the sale of Vodafone New Zealand to Brookfield and Infratil, and follows Vodafone’s recent rollout of 5G in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germa

Vodafone Limited (“Vodafone”) and O2 Telefónica UK Limited (“O2”) today announced that they have agreed to share 5G active equipment, such as radio antennas, on joint network sites across the UK. This means more people will get 5G sooner, helping to build a competitive digital economy and encouraging innovative new services that use 5G’s speed and greater reliability.

The call was conducted over 3.6GHz spectrum using Ericsson’s Baseband 6630, Radio AIR6488 and a 5G SA device based on a MediaTek chipset.

This milestone follows Ericsson’s recent announcement of cutting-edge Standalone (SA) New Radio (NR) software that enables super-fast response times and new capabilities to rapidly extend 5G coverage.

Telenor commenced its series of practical 5G technology tests by introducing the first remote medical exam over 5G in Bulgaria. The examination of a patient was held by Prof. Asen Baltov, Executive Director of “N. I. Pirogov” Hospital, who was at the Telenor headquarters in Sofia, and Dr. Enchev, who was in his department at the hospital.

Vodafone brings Germany into the 5G era. The telecommunications company is the first operator in Germany to open the 5G network for private users. Starting in the morning, customers in Germany will be able to surf the first 5G networks with their first 5G products - at home and on the move. "5G is now", says Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter. <

Bellevue, Washington – July 11, 2019 – T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced they’ve achieved the world’s first low-band 5G data session on a commercial 5G modem.

The future of telecommunications has arrived in Slovakia. The first public 5G video call in the history of the country was made today in the mobile operator network 4ka. Today, journalists in the heart of Slovakia, in Banská Bystrica, were the first to test how a fifth-generation network works.

Finally, they have been cleared for mobile and Vodafone uses them immediately: We are talking about the 700 MHz frequencies, which were auctioned at the 2015 mobile auction and are now fully available. Vodafone welcomes this as an important step for the further expansion of mobile communications in Germany. In North Rhine-Westphalia and in Brandenburg, the Düsseldorf-b

Fastweb and Wind Tre announced today the launch of a strategic agreement leveraging on the operators' respective assets in order to accelerate the roll-out of a nationwide, state-of-the art 5G network.  

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, to build the nation’s northernmost 5G network in Anchorage, Alaska – scheduled to launch in 2020. This marks Ericsson’s 22nd publicly announced 5G contract. 

MADRID, June 15 (Xinhua) -- In cooperation with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Vodafone Espana on Saturday rolled out the first commercial 5G mobile services in Spain, making it one of the first European countries with the ultrafast mobile network in Europe.

Vodafone Germany has acquired important radio spectrum for next-generation 5G mobile networks at the Federal Network Agency auction for a total cost of €1.88 billion.  It has secured a valuable 90 MHz in the 3.6 GHz band and 40 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum.

The auction for 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz mobile spectrum has come to an end in Mainz after 52 days and 497 rounds of bidding.

Vodafone announces, first in Italy, the launch of the 5G on a commercial network and lights up the first 5 cities with 5G technology: Milan and 28 municipalities in the metropolitan area, Rome, Turin, Bologna and Naples .  By 2021 the first 100 Ital

The United States Department of Commerce has imposed a total supply blockade on China's Huawei in the latest escalation of the ongoing trade war.

Residents of 51 more settlements of Kyrgyzstan can now use high-speed mobile Internet 4G from Oh!. In total, more than 94% of the population of Kyrgyzstan have access to fourth-generation high-speed mobile technology from Oh!.

On May 15, Telenor Hungary launched its fifth generation (5G) mobile test network in Győr. The site selection at the Széchenyi István University and the downtown of Győr is not a coincidence: the telecom company, besides its own tests - the first in Hungary - also provides the university's engineers with the latest mobile network technology, which can give a great boost

Bucharest, May 15, 2019 - Vodafone Romania operates the first 5G radio stations in its Supernet ™ 5G mobile network and allows Romanians to access the extraordinary specifications of this state-of-the-art technology. Vodafone Romania customers will be the first to enjoy the technological potential of the 5G network as soon as 5G p

Vodafone will switch on its 5G network for both consumers and business customers in seven cities across the UK on 3 July 2019. In a worldwide first, Vodafone will also offer 5G roaming in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain over the summer.

NEW YORK, NY – Verizon’s Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Network is now available coast-to-coast covering more than 92% of the US population.

Telekom provider Drei launched a new mobile network for the Internet of Things (IoT) on Wednesday. "We have completed the nationwide expansion of our Narrowband IoT network and started live operation, which is expected to boost the Internet of Things even before the 5G rollout nationwide," said Jan Trionow, CEO of Drei during a press briefing.

Málaga, April 24, 2019.- Huawei and Orange make their first mobile connection in Spain with a Huawei 5G smartphone in their pre-commercial 5G network in Andalusia, which represents an important milestone in the evolution of mobile networks in Spain, since a solution based on a commercial terminal and integrated with the Orange network is used. This experience will be s

Doha, 23 April 2019: Vodafone Qatar continues its leadership in driving digital innovation with news that it is making 5G technology commercially available with the  launch of its latest innovation- Vodafone GigaHome- the new home internet solution.  

Swisscom flipped the switch last night at the stroke of midnight to become the first mobile provider in Switzerland to go live with its 5G network across 102 locations in the first 54 towns – including Basel, Bern, Chur, Davos, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.

Maxis has announced the launch of the first commercial Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service in Malaysia. Starting today, Maxis is activating its NB-IoT network in selected areas within key IoT market centres, which include Cyberjaya, Penang, Kuching, Putrajaya, Johor Bahru, and KLCC.

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