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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.

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.

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).

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.

[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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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

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.

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”).

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.

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.

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