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UMS company carries out a phased rebranding. The mobile operator is updating its brand and brand positioning in accordance with new lines of business. In 2019, UMS will operate under the brand name Mobiuz.

Telia Company and Fintur Holdings B.V. (Fintur), jointly owned by Telia Company and Turkcell, have agreed to sell their 75 percent holding in the leading Kazakhi telecommunications operator Kcell JSC, to the telecom operator Kazakhtelecom JSC, a company controlled by the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan through the sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna.

Telia Company sells its interest in Ucell (FE Coscom LLC) to the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Assistance to Privatized Enterprises and Development of Competition for USD 215 million on a debt free basis. The U.S. Department of Justice has been duly informed about the transaction.

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.

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).

[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).

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.

MTS infrastructure offering is expanding further, with the launch of the first Russia-wide network for IoT services and devices in LTE standard based on NB-IoT technology (Narrow Band IoT). We have already successful launched NB-IoT network services in 20 Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, and Vladivostok.

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.

Bogotá, July 17, 2018 -. Telefónica and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) carried out a demonstration of 5G technology in Colombia, which managed to reach a record speed in data transfer of more than 27 Gbps, the highest that has been achieved in a test in the country. 

The trial will test and highlight the impact of IoT solutions for city residents and nearby services, businesses, and infrastructure.

Demonstrating once again its pioneering and innovation, TIM is the first operator in the Brazilian market to activate the NB-IoT (Narrow Band in IoT) functionality in its 4G commercial network. The platform allows to offer Internet solutions of Things (IoT), using the frequency 700 MHz.

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

June 4, 2018, Astana. Kostanay became the first city in Kazakhstan, in which Beeline launched a new generation network for smart devices. As part of the memorandum with KazTransGas (the main supplier of natural gas in the region), the cellular operator is implementing a joint project that will allow remotely recording gas meter readings using the NB-IoT technology.

[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.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and MTS, the leading communications service provider in Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), together with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have jointly deployed Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology in Ufa City, Russia.

Moscow, Russian Federation (27 April 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces the completion of the acquisition of a 100% stake in Neosprint LLC (the “Acquisition”).

Baku Telephone Communication LLC (Baktelecom) is launching the last generation wireless communication technology (LTE - Long Term Evolution) to provide high-quality communication services in the vicinities of Baku and near-shore areas.

March 30, 2018. A leader of the new Internet generation, lifecell launched 4.5G high-speed network simultaneously in the largest number of oblast centers in Ukraine. 49% of smartphones in lifecell network support LTE. For all subscribers to experience the benefits of a new Internet generation the operator gives one week 4.5G usage for free.

Last week, the Ministry of Transport of Russia came up with an initiative to replace GPS equipment on Russian aircraft for GLONASS equipment. The initiative of the Ministry of Transport is caused by disruptions in the work of GPS, said a member of the expert council under the Government of the Russian Federation, Andrei Ionin.

Inatel, TIM and Ericsson entered into an agreement of intent for technological, scientific, innovation and entrepreneurship collaboration to provide solutions for the development of Intelligent Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT), based on solutions. The signing of the term of intentions was held on the afternoon of Friday, March 23, at a ceremony at the Inatel Theater in Santa

Turkcell’s (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) subsidiary lifecell obtained the largest spectrum per subscriber in a recent license tender. lifecell will ensure high-quality and affordable connections for 4.5G subscribers throughout Ukraine.

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is preparing to auction 90 MHz of 4G spectrum to mobile telephone and internet companies in a process that has already attracted interest from Telecom Argentina SA, Telefonica SA and Claro, a government source told Reuters.

Amsterdam, 6 March 2018- VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving more than 240 million customers, announces that Kyivstar, its wholly-owned and market-leading business in Ukraine, has acquired the following spectrum in the 1800 MHz band suitable for 4G/LTE:

“It is satisfying that we are able to announce a joint agreement with Turkcell to sell Azercell in Azerbaijan.

The process of digitalisation of Cuban society had a very significant moment in 2017. By 2018, one of the fundamental challenges of the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, ETECSA, already announced, is the implementation of a mobile data service for Cubans to have Internet in mobile phones. 

Kazakhtelecom JSC completed the first stage of the project on building the largest M2M/Internet of Things network in CIS based on LoRa, Zigbee and LTE technologies –Top-management of multiservice company informed about this on MWC 2018 in Barcelona.

Madrid, February 23rd, 2018.- Telefónica and Huawei have agreed on 4.5G evolution with first deployments in Bogotá, Monterrey and Rio de Janeiro. In this evolution to 4.5G, Telefónica is introducing 4x4 MIMO, 3C Carrier Aggregation (CA), 256-QAM and CloudAIR (Huawei’s proprietary technology) into its networks.

Tatarstan in March of this year will begin testing mobile communication of 5G in Innopolis, and also in Kazan. This was reported by the agency "Tatar-Inform" with reference to the Minister of Informatization and Communications of the Republic of Roman Shaikhutdinov.

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