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SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) announced that the company, along with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA), successfully deployed 5G infrastructure in K-City, the country’s pilot city for self-driving. It is the world’s first 5G infrastructure-equipped test autonomous driving city.

North Korea’s only 3G network provider, Egypt’s Orascom, froze operations in the hermit kingdom last month, cutting off some 3.5 million people connected to its local Koryolink services. According to a report by Newsis, citing Japanese intelligence sources, Orascom is pulling out of North Korea due to the regime’s continuous nuclear missile provocations.

An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR standard has been achieved by a group of leading mobile communications companies.

"Today the 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Meeting in Lisbon successfully completed the first implementable 5G NR specification.

COTONOU, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Benin’s telecommunications regulator has withdrawn the operating licence of Nigerian mobile telecoms company Globacom’s local unit in a dispute over new terms, according to a document seen on Tuesday.

EDMONTON – TELUS is again advancing its network capabilities closer to 5G speeds after successfully completing a live-environment mobile broadband test using 3.5 GHz spectrum. The tests, which took place in suburban northwest Edmonton, achieved download speeds eclipsing 2 Gbps and help to demonstrate how important the 3.5 GHz spectrum is to enabling 5G networks of the future.

Spark is building a long-range network to enable the Internet of Things in New Zealand’s most populated urban centres, switching on sites in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland in time for the new year. Spark has been testing the technology with partners from a range of industries, from agriculture through to marine, and is seeing strong demand for the network as a result.

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. <

At 00:40 Beijing time on December 11, 2017, the Alcomsat-1 Communications satellite was successfully launched for Algeria from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) aboard a Long March-3B launch vehicle.

Azerbaijan mobile carrier AzQtel (branded as Sazz) will build the country's first 'Pre-5G' network, operating on the TDD LTE standard, said Jeyhun Mollazade, head of Sazz.

Mollazade said that Israel’s Telrad Networks company is the equipment supplier, the contract with which was signed this autumn.

Telecom operator Velcom massively launched the first in the country narrow-band network NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) for "Internet of things". A new technology, which is considered advanced in the world, covers the entire territory of the capital.

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.

Algar Telecom combined the 700 MHz and 1800 MHz bands to activate LTE-A in Uberlândia, city of Minas Gerais. The company promised speeds three times higher than those offered with traditional 4G although it recognized that the real speed will depend on factors such as the proximity of the antennas and the number of people connected to the same site, among others.

Beeline Kazakhstan has successfully tested the communication standard for the "Internet of Things" NB-IoT (NarrowBand Internet of Things). The testing of the technology is realized by remote acquisition, processing and visualization of the meters of electricity, gas, water and other devices of the "Smart House".

Chorus has today announced that it is underway with a proof of concept for a LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) Internet of Things (IoT) network.

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.

Ooredoo Tunisia and Sagemcom have just launched the first Tunisian Internet of Things (IoT) network, based on LoRa™ technology. The network enables devices to exchange small amounts of data, with a standard battery providing independent battery life of up to 10 years.

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, 

Ucom has launched the VoLTE (voice over LTE network) technology for its mobile subscribers. It takes less than 2 seconds to establish connection via call between phones supporting this technology, while in 3G network it usually takes 6-10 seconds. 

Moscow, Russian Federation (28 November 2017) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that it has signed a cooperation agreement with PJSC “Rostelecom” (“Rostelecom”) to jointly develop 5G network. This will allow reducing the cost of rollout the next generation standard.

Paying special attention to key needs of mobile communication subscribers, UZMOBILE, national mobile operator of Uzbekistan, in partnership with ZTE, based on the laboratory of the Center for Development of Telecommunication and Personnel completed Pre5G laboratory test in Tashkent.

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.

[Seoul, Korea, November 24, 2017] During the 4th Global 5G Event, LG U+ partnered with Huawei to complete the world's first large-scale 5G network test in a pre-commercial environment in Gangnam District, Seoul. This network consists of both 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz base stations.

THORIGNÉ FOUILLARD, France – Nov. 21st, 2017, 06:00 PM CET – Kerlink (ALKLK – FR0013156007), a specialist and global leader in network solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), is supporting Spark, New Zealand’s leading digital-services company, to roll out its nationwide LoRaWAN™ Internet of Things network.

The 5G showcase, which used advanced 5G features such as beamforming and beam tracking, gave a peek into the future of Omantel’s network and how that operator will remain at the forefront of technology innovation and leadership in the region. The results of this 5G trial were announced during the “Technology Days” event held on November 12-14, 2017.

MTN, Africa's biggest telecommunications company, gained more than 3 per cent on the JSE on Friday, despite the government of Benin expelling MTN Benin chief executive Stephen Blewett.

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.

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