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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.

Residents of 51 more settlements of Kyrgyzstan can now use high-speed mobile Internet 4G from Oh!. In total, more than 94% of the population of Kyrgyzstan have access to fourth-generation high-speed mobile technology from Oh!.

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

Doha, 23 April 2019: Vodafone Qatar continues its leadership in driving digital innovation with news that it is making 5G technology commercially available with the  launch of its latest innovation- Vodafone GigaHome- the new home internet solution.  

5G services for mobile operator Azercell’s customers in Azerbaijan are a step closer following the operator’s selection of Ericsson to modernize its radio access network (RAN). The two-year program includes the nationwide supply of multi-standard radio equipment from Ericsson Radio System and a comprehensive set of services.

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.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Batelco to commercially deploy 5G to enhance the digital lives of people, enterprises and industries across Bahrain. The nationwide 5G deployment will happen in phases in key locations.

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.

MTN Cyprus and Huawei today announced their agreement for a strategic cooperation on the development of a 5G network in Cyprus, initially through a joint research program and then though a commercial set of services.

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.

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) have signed a deal to launch a mid-band 5G network in Saudi Arabia. The deal was announced at a signing ceremony at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.

DUBAI, UAE – Feb. 19, 2019 – UAE-based telco du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), along with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek today announced the launch of next generation Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the United Arab Emirates based on the latest 3GPP Release 14 standard.

Following the successful and first commercial pilot of 5G technology in the Kingdom in June 2018, VIVA Bahrain, the leading telecommunication provider in Bahrain, announced the completion of 5G readiness in key locations across Bahrain. VIVA Bahrain is now the first operator in the Kingdom to enable adoption of 5G service and is planning further roll-outs of 5G across the country.

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Nokia and Zain KSA have started a massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) pilot in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on the TD-LTE network using 2.6 GHz spectrum.

Turkcell have stepped up its 5G game through this new collaboration. In a joint effort with Ericsson, Turkcell has achieved Turkey’s first end-to-end, 3GPP-compliant, multivendor 5G data call on 3.5 GHz band.

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.

Beirut, Lebanon - Nokia and Alfa, Lebanon's first mobile operator managed by Orascom TMT, will deploy 4.5G Pro technology using the Nokia AirScale 5G-ready radio platform following a recent successful test of the technology. With this, Alfa will be able to introduce Gigabit LTE speeds for its subscribers.

ISTANBUL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) and the Samsung’s collaboration blazed a trail in Turkey. Turkcell, striving for Turkey to be one of the first countries to use 5G, and Samsung, offering 5G solutions, organized an event to experience live 5G in Turkey.

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.

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.

Manama, June 2018 – H.E Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, H.E. Shaikh Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Capital Governor, Dr. Mohammed Alamer, TRA Chairman, Shaikh Nasir Al Khalifa, TRA Managing Director (A) and Mr.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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