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Bellevue, Washington – July 11, 2019 – T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced they’ve achieved the world’s first low-band 5G data session on a commercial 5G modem.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, to build the nation’s northernmost 5G network in Anchorage, Alaska – scheduled to launch in 2020. This marks Ericsson’s 22nd publicly announced 5G contract. 

The United States Department of Commerce has imposed a total supply blockade on China's Huawei in the latest escalation of the ongoing trade war.

NEW YORK, NY – Verizon’s Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Network is now available coast-to-coast covering more than 92% of the US population.

Maxis has announced the launch of the first commercial Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service in Malaysia. Starting today, Maxis is activating its NB-IoT network in selected areas within key IoT market centres, which include Cyberjaya, Penang, Kuching, Putrajaya, Johor Bahru, and KLCC.

Viettel has installed the first 5G station in Vietnam on the roof of Viettel Center, Hoan Kiem District.

On April 9, 2019, Viettel announced a plan to improve 4G network quality. Technical solutions not only solve the problem of lack of 4G network in Vietnam, but also increase Viettel's 4G network speed up to 1.5 times faster now.

TORONTO, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigfox Canada, the Canadian network operator for the Sigfox Global IoT Network, today announces the launch of the country’s first national low-bandwidth, Internet of Things (IoT) network.

Bellevue, Washington — March 21, 2019 —  The Un-carrier is prepping to disrupt one of the most uncompetitive industries in existence. Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) began piloting home Internet service, sending invites to a limited group of T-Mobile customers in rural and underserved markets for high-speed fixed wireless service.

[Shenzhen, China, March 7, 2019] Today, Huawei announced that it has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court that challenges the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through this action, Huawei seeks a declaratory judgment that the restrictions targeting Huawei are unconstitutional, and a permanent injunction against these restrictions.

As a top Huawei executive, I’m often asked why the US has launched a full-scale assault on us. The Americans have charged us with stealing technology and violating trade sanctions and largely blocked us from doing business there.

Today at MWC Barcelona, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced that standards-based 5G is now on-air, with commercial service expected to launch starting in May. Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City are expected to be among the first cities to offer commercial 5G service; with Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington D.C. also slated to launch in the first half of 2019.

The Ministry of Communication and Information has officially refarmed 800 MHz and 900 MHz radio frequency bands today, Wednesday (01/23/2019). The frequency band is currently used for the purposes of carrying out cellular mobile networks, including PT Telekomunikasi Selular (TELKOMSEL) and PT Indosat, Tbk. (INDOSAT).

Singapore’s first live 5G facility - a collaboration between Ericsson, Singtel and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) - has opened. Aimed at developing the 5G ecosystem in the country and driving 5G solutions for enterprises, the 5G Garage utilizes Singtel’s 3.5 GHz trial 5G network at Ayer Rajah.

Today Sprint (NYSE: S) announced it has reached a significant milestone on its path towards launching mobile 5G service beginning in the first half of this year.

True Group offers everyone complete experience of 5G for the first time at “True 5G Digital Thailand, the 1st Showcase Powered by TrueMove H” from Dec 14, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019 at True Branding Shop ICONSIAM.

PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has made the country’s first successful video call on a 5G connection between the newly launched Smart 5G cities in Pampanga and Makati City.

Mobile World Congress Americas -- Nokia and Sprint will show the first live demonstration in the U.S. of a 5G New Radio (NR) connection over a dual mode-capable Massive MIMO radio, bringing this revolutionary technology one step closer to reality.

Globe Telecom is cementing its leadership in wireless by ushering in 5G in the country by the second quarter of 2019. The company is on course with 5G deployment as it moves forward with upgrading its network to support the technology.

Singtel and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) are strengthening their 5G Centre of Excellence Programme partnership with the announcement of a new initiative that will see Singapore’s first 5G pilot network go live by Q4 this year.

Announced today, the 5G pilot network will be deployed at one-north in Buona Vista, the country’s science, business and IT hub.

Bellevue, Washington — July 19, 2018 — In yet another first, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today launched its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service nationwide. T-Mobile is the first to launch NB-IoT in the U.S. and first in the world to launch NB-IoT in the guard bands for optimal efficiency.

Bangkok, Thailand - Nokia and dtac are deploying the first commercial 4G TDD network in Thailand. Once completed, dtac TURBO users on the 2300 MHz spectrum operated in cooperation with TOT will enjoy superior mobile broadband speeds.

Amid preparations for the coming of 5G technology in the country, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and technology partner Huawei Technologies Phils. Inc. have successfully breached 5G speeds of over 14Gbps during a test held at the recently launched PLDT-Smart 5G TechnoLab.

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Canadians are one step closer to 5G, the next evolution in wireless that will change the way they connect to the world around them. Today, Rogers announced a multi-year network plan that includes working with Ericsson, a North American leader in 5G deployment.

OTTAWA, March 19, 2018 – Today in Ottawa, an exciting new initiative was launched that will lay the groundwork for the first fifth generation wireless, abbreviated 5G, pre-commercial network platform in Canada with ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation).

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Huawei and Bell Canada, the country's largest communications company, today announced Bell's successful Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands utilizing Huawei's 5G-oriented Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology.

Singtel has achieved the world’s first 1Gbps mobile peak speed on Ericsson’s quad-band FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology. This achievement will enable Singtel to optimize the usage of its newly acquired 2500 MHz spectrum band and enhance the consumer mobile experience.

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) wireless network has delivered data speeds of a Gigabit per second (Gbps) in recent deployment testing, another network first for Canada's largest communications company.

Vancouver – On the heels of being named Canada’s Fastest Wireless Network by PCMag, TELUS continues to push the boundaries of wireless speeds in Canada. Last week, the company successfully completed the first test of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on indoor and outdoor live networks in Canada.

The Canadian telecoms ministry – Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) – has launched a consultation on a licensing framework for the auction of mobile spectrum licences in the 614 to 698 MHz (600 MHz) band, aiming to boost competition, investment and business opportunities in all regions of the country.

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