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At the TIM laboratories based in Turin, the first OTA (Over the Air) connection trials compliant with the 3GPP 5G NR (New Radio) Release 15 specifications featuring Ericsson’s technology, using the Massive MIMO solution, were completed.

MTN South Africa and Ericsson have announced South Africa's first 5G customer trial, deployment with a fixed wireless access site at technology company Netstar’s headquarters in Midrand.

(Hong Kong, 24 October 2018) SmarTone collaborates with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Ericsson to showcase the power of 5G data connectivity in Hong Kong during the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit.

Madrid October 11 -. Telefónica is committed to the availability of the two licensed radio access technologies of LPWA (low power and long range networks). Thus, in addition to NB-IoT for specific uses, already deployed, it will also initiate the implementation of LTE-M with greater versatility or mobility transmission capacity.

SOWETO – 07 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Comsol Networks, a leading provider of enterprise-grade wireless infrastructure, and Samsung South Africa have lit up Vilakazi Street in Soweto with a live 5G pilot network.

Comsol has access to the largest tranche of contiguous 28GHz in South Africa, making it the local front-runner for 5G services.

The switch on of the first full 3GPP Rel15 standard 5G site is the first important milestone reached thanks to the combined efforts of TIM, its subsidiary TIM San Marino, NOKIA and the Government of San Marino, which have worked together to test the 5G system. This will make San Marino the first European country covered by the new 5G technology.

After the award of the new frequencies, Vodafone Spain has begun the pre-commercial deployment of the first nodes of its 5G NSA network in central areas of Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Valencia, Bilbao and Malaga. 

Vodafone Spain has acquired 90 MHz of contiguous spectrum in the 3700 MHz band for mobile data services in the Economic Ministry’s auction for a total cost of €198.1 million.  The fee will be paid by 20 equal annual instalments at a 2.35% interest rate.

Hrvatski Telekom is the first in Croatia to have realized 5G functionalities in real conditions this making an important step towards the arrival of the 5G network in Croatia, which will enable further technological advancement of the society. This puts Croatia among the first European countries where 5G functionalities were demonstrated in real infrastructure conditions.

Industry partners, MTN South Africa and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa – a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria, mounting terminals in a vehicle on a live 5G network trial, using 100 MHz of spectrum in the 28 GHz band, the audi

Recently, in the ‘ Conference of China’s IoT Industrial Ecology and Inaugurating Meeting for IoT Ecological Alliance in 2018’, Zhu Xiaotian, the general manager of China Unicom IoT Company expressed that, currently China Unicom has realized IoT national coverage, apart from promoting NB-IoT, they will also accelerate deploying network capabilities of eMTC, and it is estimated to activate the co

[Durban, South Africa, May 23, 2018] In a global first, MTN SA have successfully commercially deployed Huawei’s CloudAIR 2.0 solution to share spectrum between 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT radio technologies in the 900 MHz band.

Hrvatski Telekom, the forerunner of digitalisation and digital transformation in Croatia, has unveiled the new Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network technology. The technology is intended for devices that do not require continuous network connection and that send extremely small amounts of data with no need for SMS, MMS, or voice communication.

2018 The 2nd China Telecommunication Industry IoT Conference was held on April 12th, Chen Xiaotian, general manager of China Unicom IoT business department and dean of IoT Research Institute, said on the conference that China Unicom IoT Company has obtained full license in last month, which was registered in Nanjing with CNY 400 million, the company will act as China Unicom’s IoT platform for f

700 MHz band is a golden frequency band suitable for mobile communication, yet its allocation still remains unsettled and attracts much attention in telecommunication industry and radio and television industry.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has completed the deployment of the first cellular NB-IoT clusters in the COSMOTE 4G network in eleven Greek cities and hotspots, to support emerging mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) use cases.

Ericsson upgrades part of the COSMOTE LTE network with software that supports NB-IoT technology, enabling massive IoT use cases.

Entering of 2018 means that we are one step forward in witnessing the commercial use of 5G. In 2017, 5G was absolutely a hot topic in the communications industry: Relevant standards, technologies, and layers made progress in several areas, mainstream vendors successively launched their pre-commercial products, and certain carriers actively carried out field tests.

The demo, conducted on 28 GHz band on millimeter waves, resulted in a download speed of 23.4 Gbps, the fastest connection to date using this technology in an urban context. The demo also illustrated virtual reality in action – with an immersive visit of Piazza Carlo Alberto from the Polytechnic University.

On December 2, China Telecom opened 5G pilot base stations in Lanzhou. At present, China Telecom has launched 5G pilot base stations in six cities, namely Xiong’an, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu and Lanzhou.

Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng. Vodacom is the first South African and one of the first African mobile network operators to announce the commercial availability of its NB-IoT network.

Nowadays, ofo, remote meter reading, smart watches and many other Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services become a part of daily life in China where trillion connections happen.

IoT Net Adria signed an exclusive agreement with Sigfox , the leading global IOT - of things and announced the launch of the first national IoT network in Croatia.

China has been a leader in the network construction, launching, innovation of NB-IoT, Wen Ku, Director of Department of Communications Development of MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic China) said at the NB-IoT Summit on Monday.

Paying great attention to the NB-IoT industry, MIIT has set the plan and issued a series of documents.

Ericsson is continuing to support SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., with 5G Proof of Concept (PoC) activities. The two companies are set to conduct a joint end-to-end trial of 5G in the 4.5GHz band in the urban areas of Japan.

China Unicom with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have commercially launched a Gigabit LTE network, allowing subscribers to enjoy the services and benefits available with high-speed mobile broadband data.

It is reported that MIIT recently announced that China is required to speed up the implementation of NB-IoT in China, and to build 400,000 base stations by the end of this year, 1.5 million by 2020.

NB-IoT has outstanding advantages in depth coverage, large links, ultra low power consumption and ultra low cost, becoming an important push of the IoT industry process.

China Telecom Corp announced it has established the world's biggest coverage in the narrowband internet of things, which has a wide range of commercial applications in fields including smart parking and intelligent manufacturing.

China Telecom announced on May 17, 2017 that it has built world's most extensive new-generation commercial NB-IoT network.

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