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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.

Zurich, Switzerland, December 14, 2017] Huawei and Sunrise have jointly showcased the large scope of 5G use cases on a 5G E2E Network. Using cloud-based end-to-end applications, 5G performance capability was demonstrated with virtual reality, 360-degree panoramic live video, and twelve parallel 4K video streams on 65-inch UHD TVs.

T-Mobile launched the NB-IoT test network for the Internet of Things (IoT), around its headquarters in Prague - Roztyly. In January 2018, this pilot will extend to Mladá Boleslav. This is not T-Mobile's first move in this area: the company has also been a technology partner for the SIGFOX IoT network for over two years, covering the whole of the Czech Republic. <

The possibilities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) are growing strongly in Belgium and throughout the world. In order to maintain its leadership on this market, Orange Belgium decided last year to invest in new IoT technologies based on international standards.

O2 continues to improve its mobile network and is preparing for future growth in data consumption. "We are constantly growing in the number of customers using mobile data, and our consumption is rising sharply with our new tariffs, and this year's growth in the volume of data transferred by 94% is driven by the interest of home-based customers, including wireless, 

The DNA 4G network has possessed regional readiness since spring 2017. In spring 2017, the NB-IoT underwent a pilot experiment in the Tampere region DNA 4G network. In the experiment, sensors by the Talotohtori cloud service provider Enermix were connected to a service that measured indoor air conditions in a retail store.

In Hungary, with the full coverage of Budapest, the Hungarian NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) technology has been made available to Magyar Telekom.

T-Mobile is the first operator in Austria to roll out the standardized Narrowband IoT technology , or NB-IoT for short, commercially. The Lower Austrian state capital St.

(Kongsberg, 9 November 2017) Kongsberg is to become the first town in Norway which Telenor will pilot 5G technology. Autonomous buses, drones, emergency communication and eHealth are just some of the applications which may be trialled.

During the autumn, 1 Gbit/s mobile broadband connections have been under construction in the centre of Tampere and around Elisa Kulma shop in Helsinki. Network users can immediately benefit from the additional capacity of the base stations, and at the same time, this is yet another step towards 5G.

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.

EE, the UK’s largest mobile network operator and part of the BT Group, is upgrading more sites by converting 2G airwaves into superfast 4G speeds to drive the fastest mobile data speeds and most reliable voice service from the latest smartphones. The move furthers EE’s position as the number one network for smartphones in the UK.

(31.08.17): Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, has today officially launched Vodafone Ireland’s commercial Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network.  Vodafone is the first Irish operator to bring this technology to market and is on course to help transform Ireland into a ‘smart nation.’

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) – The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel signed an agreement on Wednesday that would allow Palestinian mobile service providers to offer 3G services to their Palestinian customers.

Vodafone continues with its successful implementation of the NB-IoT technology and is now testing the narrow-band Internet of Things system in live operation in partnership with the company Jablotron and Landis+Gyr and Department of Telecommunications of the Brno University of Technology.

STATE-owned telecoms company Cyta on Friday unveiled its mobile-internet speed upgrade to 4.5G, saying it was part of the complete upgrade and modernisation of its mobile telephony network.

Swisscom is intensively driving forward the development of 5G and thus supporting the Swiss economy and society with digitisation. Swisscom will launch two new access technologies for the Internet of Things next year – Narrow Band-IoT and LTE Cat-M1. The two access technologies based on mobile telecommunications supplement the existing low power network (LPN).

The new maximum speed is tested in collaboration with Ericsson in Karuby, Siuntio, the fastest 4G village in Finland, where the theoretical maximum network speed has now reached one gigabyte per second (1 Gbps). The theoretical maximum speed is also important because it reveals the base station’s total capacity and enables higher actual average speeds for mobile network users. 
 

Vodafone UK has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to evolve its 4G networks in London and southern England using technologies such as Massive MIMO and Carrier Aggregation, which will help deliver improved capacity and end-user performance.

DNA has taken another step toward 5G by testing a 1Gbps speed on its mobile network. At the same time, DNA ensures maximum speeds for all network users by continuing to increase the capacity of its national 4G mobile network. 
 

Tests have shown that the new NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) technology makes it possible to connect an increasingly broad range of devices to the Internet. This means that broader selection of sensors and devices can be connected in the Internet in increasingly challenging locations to facilitate, for example, the monitoring of humidity and air quality in buildings.

Cellnex Telecom (54%) –in a consortium with Swiss Life Asset Managers  (28%) and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) (18%) – has reached an agreement with Sunrise Communications International to acquire 100% of Swiss Towers AG, a subsidiary of the Swiss mobile operator that operates 2,239 telecommunication site Switzerland.

Tallinn, Estonia, May 18, 2017 — Connected Baltics OÜ, the exclusive Sigfox operator has started providing Internet of Things (IoT) network services in Estonia. The service is now available in most dense areas covering more than half of the Estonian population. The remaining low-dense areas will be covered later this year.

Telenor Bulgaria's 4G/LTE network coverage was extended to over 6,500 kilometers of the country's main road as of end-April.

Swisscom’s next technology leap in the mobile network: speeds of more than 800 Mbit/s are possible with the right mobile phone in the Swisscom Shop in Zurich's Füsslistrasse. Swisscom’s mobile network is currently a step ahead of the smartphones on the market today. As soon as they catch up, we will break the speed barrier of 1 Gbit/s. That is around seven times faster than three years ago.

Vivendi welcomes the composition of Telecom Italia’s new Board of Directors, which was approved by the company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 4, 2017. The new team, which brings together a wide variety of recognized skills, will be a valuable asset in the development of the Italian company’s strategy and in meeting its challenges in the months and years to come.

Ukkoverkot Oy is a Finnish data carrier and solution provider offering intelligent comprehensive network connectivity solutions for authorities, businesses, municipalities and cities and industrial internet needs. Reliable network connections have a decisive role for Ukkoverkot Oy's customers.

The results of the first quarter of 2017 confirm the validity of the transformation actions started by the management, which have brought significant recovery on the domestic market and in Brazil.

TALLINN, Estonia, March 27, 2017 - Connected Baltics OÜ, the exclusive Sigfox operator in Estonia, and Telia Estonia Ltd, the market leading telecom operator in Estonia, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate Sigfox’s low-powered IoTconnectivity into the operator’s managed IoT solutions in order to complement Telia’s offering.

“Rebranding our Finnish operations is another step in our journey towards becoming one New Generation Telco under one brand in all our countries, and I am delighted to welcome my Finnish colleagues and customers to the Telia family.

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