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Istanbul, December 22nd, 2015 - Aggregating 5 carriers in a demo carried out on Friday in its Istanbul headquarters, Turkcell (NYSE:TKC)(BIST:TCELL) reached mobile broadband speeds of 1200 Mbps on 4.5G.

MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon announces the launch of its 4G LTE network. MTN has become the first and only network in Cameroon to launch next generation 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

Nextel auctioned on Thursday (17), at an auction held by Anatel, the frequency of 1.8 GHz, which will be used to offer the 4G technology in the capital of São Paulo and Greater São Paulo.

The operator was the only company to provide guarantees and paid R $ 455 million, with a premium of 1.15% over the minimum price established by Anatel.

Orascom Telecom and Media Technology (OTMT) says it has effectively lost control of Cheo Technology, the North Korean joint venture cellular operator that uses the Koryolink brand-name and has around 3 million subscribers.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement to allow a long-awaited third-generation (3G) mobile network in Gaza and the West Bank, they said on Thursday.

Israel said the decision was made after it concluded a security examination as well as other work with the Communications Ministry.

17 November 2015, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has been awarded exclusive contracts by Vodafone-Afrimax Group for 4G long term evolution (LTE) networks in Cameroon and Zambia.

The Joint Venture will be positioned to take advantage of Tele2’s successful business in Kazakhstan built over the course of six years and the continued rollout of Altel’s 4G network.

Nokia Networks and du, the Middle East's fastest-growing telecom service provider, are showing the possibilities of 5G systems for future ultra-broadband and critical machine-type communication for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications.

Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, is announcing 225 Mbps support in its ultra-fast LTE network by upgrading it with LTE-Advanced Carrier aggregation technology. Bakcell is proud to be one of 73 networks (out of 422) worldwide using carrier aggregation technology and having LTE-Advance category 6 enabled.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) together with China Mobile achieved an industry first in Beijing with a live demonstration of LTE TDD three carrier aggregation, including 256 QAM modulation scheme to increase speeds even further. The demonstration was carried out with commercial products reached the theoretical LTE downlink throughput limit of 426 Mbps with TDD mode.

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced North America's first rollout of Tri-band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network service, delivering mobile data speeds of up to 290 Megabits per second (Mbps).

SEOUL, July 8 (UPI) -- North Korea is making a dent in the country's wireless-service monopoly, by introducing a second cellular provider in its growing mobile phone market.

Nokia Networks enabled du, the Middle East's fastest growing telecommunications service provider, to launch the first LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) services in the UAE. For launching LTE-A services on its 4G network, du used Nokia Networks' advanced radio platform Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station , carrier aggregation software, and professional services, combining FDD-LTE bands 1800 MHz and 800 MHz.

Rogers has announced it is the first wireless carrier in Canada to enable next generation Category 6 LTE on its network today. Category 6 LTE-A brings download speeds up to 300 Mbit/s on compatible devices when they simultaneously connect to 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz bands, bringing faster speeds. LTE-A was rolled out by Rogers back in October of last year.

Vivo is contemplating the use of its dormant 450MHz spectrum to deliver affordable mobile broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the country.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is set to expand its presence in the Brazilian market after being chosen by Oi to provide a 4G/LTE network, which will feature Ericsson’s latest RBS 6000 multi-standard radio base stations. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson is also responsible for network implementation, including network rollout, design and support services.

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