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Hong Kong, 28 November 2018 – 3 Hong Kong, the mobile arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH; stock code: 215), has completed successful outdoor 5G trials in both the 3.5 GHz and 28GHz spectrum bands.

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that České Radiokomunikace (CRA), a Czech telecommunications company providing commercial Internet of Things (IoT) services to businesses, has deployed a nationwide LoRaWAN™-based network.

Spark New Zealand recently notified the Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), in accordance with the requirements of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013 (TICSA), of its proposed approach to implementing 5G technology on the Spark mobile network. 

Vodafone New Zealand has simultaneously launched two new IoT* technologies, NB-IoT and LTE-M**, which will enable Kiwis to connect into the world’s leading IoT platform for a new, innovative range of IoT applications.  Vodafone is the global leader in managed IoT, with 77 million connections in more than 30 countries.***

Deutsche Telekom is preparing the roll out of its 5G-ready LTE-M technology in 2019 with the accelerated development of LTE-M solutions. The company today unveils the finalists of the hubraum LTE-M Prototyping program at a summit in Vienna, Austria. The initiative was established by Deutsche Telekom’s in-house tech incubator hubraum in cooperation with its ICT services arm T-Systems.

Today, Spark and Emirates Team New Zealand opened New Zealand’s first interactive 5G test lab by starting an official countdown to Spark’s proposed 5G network launch date. Spark aims to have New Zealand’s first 5G network live on the Auckland Harbour by 1 July 2020 for Emirates Team New Zealand to use as part of its preparation to defend the America’s Cup. 

As part of Orange’s ambition to succeed in the field of connected objects, Orange today announces the commercial launch of its Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) network in France. The launch in France follows the opening of Orange’s first LTE-M network in Belgium in May 2018. Orange will launch further LTE-M networks in Spain and Romania by the end of 2018.

(Kongsberg, 8 November 2018) Today, Telenor Group launched the very first 5G pilot in Scandinavia. The pilot will serve as a testbed for the superfast fifth generation mobile network in Norway.

The pilot was launched during the technology and innovation conference Kongsberg Summit and is a milestone in Norwegian telecommunications history.

It is 11 o'clock in the morning. The electric minibus e.GO Mover drives networked in the 5G Mobility Lab in Aldenhoven over the 400,000 square meter test area. Vodafone Germany boss Hannes Ametsreiter has invited to talk about the upcoming mobile generation 5G. To the 5G Mobility Lab. In the moving electr

Telstra today announced Ericsson as its key 5G partner under an agreement that will see the two companies partner to deliver the next generation of mobile technology for Australia.

The agreement, signed by Telstra and Ericsson today, marks another important milestone in the nation’s 5G technology development and rollout.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has been selected by Brazilian power distributor Elektro, part of the Neoenergia/Iberdrola group, to deploy a private LTE network to increase the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid in the City of Atibaia and surrounding areas in the state of Sao Paulo.

October 15, 2018, Moscow - PJSC "VimpelCom" (Beeline brand) and LLC Elster Metronika report on the successful launch of a pilot project to create a system of smart metering of electricity. The project was implemented on the basis of the network of the new standard of the Internet of things - NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things).

Six months, thousands of cities and communities, countless modernized mobile masts throughout Germany. The technology specialists from Vodafone have created a new network across Germany - and built in just half a year, the infrastructure for the Internet of Things. With a first 5G technology. The new machine network is specially optimized for cost-effectiv

[Moscow, Russia, October 3, 2018] VimpelCom (Beeline brand) and Huawei held a demonstration showcasing the latest fifth generation (5G) mobile connection technologies. The Moscow Museum exhibition hall was used as the demonstration zone and the dialogue between the speakers was conducted using a hologram - a digitized image transmitted through Mixed Reality glasses (MR).

From now on, Elisa's mobile network in Estonia is the first opportunity to connect a very large number of devices to the Internet of Things, which makes it much smarter for everyday life.

(Stavanger, 26 September 2018) Today, Telenor is opening up its 4G network to the Internet of Things. IoT on 4G makes it possible for ‘things’ to communicate via Telenor’s existing 4G network. This will become the only technology to provide full national coverage for the Internet of Things.

Spark has switched on its second Internet of Things (IoT) network, LTE Cat-M1 (M1), which will run over Spark’s 4G mobile network to provide quality, low bandwidth IoT connectivity and will deliver a new capability for New Zealand in IoT.

In a world first, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Telstra and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have successfully completed the 2Gbps capable LTE data call using Telstra's live commercial network in the regional center of Toowoomba in Queensland Australia, in the latest step to make Australia's fastest mobile network even faster for Telstra customers.

PJSC VimpelCom (marketed under the Beeline brand) and Ericsson have signed a two-year strategic partnership agreement to develop 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

SEOUL, KOREA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been selected by SK Telecom to supply the company with 5G solutions, including core and RAN, compliant to 5G New Radio (NR) standard based on 3GPP Release 15.

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has launched Taiwan’s first TD-LTE network on the 2.6GHz band using Airspan’s AirUnity, a multi-award-winning innovative all-wireless, plug-and-play, indoor small cell. Thanks to its integrated Backhaul and sophisticated AirSON algorithms AirUnity allows operators to improve data coverage and upload/download speeds on average by 300%.

Vodafone will double the number of European cell sites in its 5G Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network footprint by the end of 2019. The major prioritisation of NB-IoT within Vodafone’s existing capital expenditure plans reflects the demand it has seen from enterprise customers.

The Telenor Group has long developed and tested the new mobile technologies that will lift the 4G network into the next generation of 5G networks.

Telia Norge rusts the mobile network for the future and ensures more space for 4G and the future 5G. The company is planning gradual phasing out of the 3G network from the turn of the year 2018/2019 so that the frequencies currently used for 3G can be used to ensure even better customer experiences in the coming years. 

Chunghwa Telecom leading mobile network service industry, today announced the industry's first to import the LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) network technology, through the integration of LTE license band (licensed band) and 

(Hong Kong, 30 August 2018) SmarTone continues to pioneer new technology in Hong Kong with the launch of the city’s first live commercial License Assisted Access (LAA) Network. The network supports blazing 1Gbps download speeds using aggregate licensed and unlicensed LTE carriers with 5CC carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM.

TPG Telecom Limited (“TPG”) and Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (“VHA”) are pleased to announce that the companies have entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed (“SID”) under which the companies have agreed a proposed merger of equals to establish a fully integrated telecommunications operator in Australia (“Merger”).

(Fornebu, 28 August 2018) Telenor Norway has the fastest mobile network in the world, according to Ookla, which analyses the speeds from tests conducted by mobile customers.

Doha, 27 August 2018: The transformative potential of 5G to improve how we live and work and fulfil Qatar’s potential came closer to reality yesterday as Vodafone Qatar announced the switching on its first, live 5G network.

Ericsson supplied Mobily with a standalone end-to-end 5G system, including a prototype 3.5GHz radio, baseband, and prototype UE device for the 5G demo, which showcased 5G throughput, targeting speeds of up to 1Gbps.

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