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Little Falls, New Jersey, April  10, 2019 – Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that it was selected by MUNI S.A, a mobile operator in Equatorial Guinea, to modernize and expand its network to deliver 4G services covering the country’s mainland and its island capital.

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.

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

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and ANTEL, the Uruguayan state owned operator, successfully completed the installation of the first 5G commercial network in Latin America. This network deployment started in the Barra de Manantiales area, Maldonado Department, where the first 5G base stations are operational and ready to provide services.

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.

(Fornebu, 9 April 2019) Telenor Group has today entered into agreements to acquire 54% of the shares in the Finnish telecom operator DNA Plc for EUR 20.90 per share in cash, in total EUR 1.5 billion (approx. NOK 14.4 billion).

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.

SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today held a press conference at its Seoul headquarters to announce the beginning of the age of Hyper-Innovation with 5G. The company introduced in detail its unrivalled competitiveness in 5G network along with 5G price plans and services.

Orange and ZTE have achieved a major milestone in the evolution of mobile networks in Spain by making the first 100% call with 5G voice and data technology in the city of Valencia using the Stand Alone (SA) architecture. 

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.

Sunrise is launching the first 5G offer in Switzerland and covering 150 cities/villages with the latest generation of mobile communications by end of March. Along with South Korea, Japan, the USA and China, Switzerland is one of the first countries in the world to launch 5G. Sunrise offers the broadest 5G coverage right from the start.

The conclusion of the 5G spectrum auction in early March 2019 and the purchased licenses gave T-Mobile Austria what it needs to deploy 5G, the next-generation communication standard, throughout Austria. Based on this spectrum, T-Mobile Austria activated the first 5G base stations in all of Austria on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, primarily in rural regions.

KT Corporation (KT) and Samsung Electronics today announced that they have successfully achieved 1 Gbps speed over the air using KT’s 5G commercial network deployed in Seoul, which has been providing 5G mobility commercial service from December 1, 2018, in collaboration with Samsung’s Networks Business unit.

(Hong Kong, 26 March 2019) SmarTone today announced that it has pioneered Hong Kong’s first 5G live field trial in both 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz bands simultaneously. To highlight the exciting possibility of 5G, a series of use cases also demonstrate some of the many ways in which 5G technologies will enrich and transform everyone’s lives.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) organized a live 5G demonstration at Maroc Telecomheadquarters in Rabat, Morocco today showcasing the capabilities of the next-generation mobile technology.  

Rio de Janeiro, March 22, 2019 - Oi and Huawei have begun activating new services that are changing the experience of mobile phone connection and Internet use for customers, business establishments and regulars from Búzios, a municipality in the Região dos Lagos , in Rio de Janeiro. Since the end of 2018, the city has mobile coverage with 4.5G technology and access to

KT (formerly known as Korea Telecom) has awarded Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) a 5G commercial contract to enable the nationwide launch of commercial 5G services in Korea starting early April 2019.

March 21, 2019 velcom telecom operator began to provide mobile Internet services using 4G technology. The first to use data transmission in the fourth generation network will be subscribers of Minsk and the Minsk region, as well as Gomel.

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.

SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) and Samsung Electronics today announced that they have successfully completed the network device interoperability test applying Dual Connectivity technology using both 4G and 5G networks provided by Samsung’s Networks Business. It is also known as ‘E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC)’ based on the 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standard.

In 2018 Vodacom renewed its commitment to bring innovative technologies, which allowed the launch of the 4G Network after obtaining the Unified Telecommunications License. It was within this context that in the same year, Vodacom formally announced that after going through a testing phase it became the first Operator to launch the 4G service in Mozambique.

O2 continues to prepare for the arrival of fifth generation networks. The first in the Czech Republic to cover the whole city with the fastest internet. The technology allows data transfers with theoretical speeds up to gigabits per second - that is ten times more than the conventional 4G LTE network, which O2 covers the rest of the country.

[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.

Vodafone will launch 5G in 19 towns and cities across the UK during 2019.

Today we are revealing that customers in 12 more cities will benefit from faster mobile data speeds and an ultra-responsive network when 5G goes live later this year. These additional locations join the seven cities that are already live or switching on soon under our UK-wide trial, which started last year.

The completion of the 5G frequency auction on 7th March 2019 – and the usage rights acquired – equip T-Mobile Austria with the foundation to expand the 5G communications standard throughout Austria. In this auction, T-Mobile Austria acquired 110 MHz of spectrum throughout the country (11 packages of 10 MHz each in 12 regions), for a total price of €57 million.

Telia and Nokia will introduce Nokia FastMile 5G gateway for 4G-5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to the Finnish market. The gateway delivers super-fast mobile broadband to residential and business subscribers.

[Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2019] Huawei released the most powerful "1+1" antennas at MWC 2019, including the industry's first 30 ports antenna, the industry's smallest FDD 4T4R+TDD 8T8R converged antenna, and the industry’s first fully integrated ultra-wideband multi-sector antenna.

[Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2019] At the MWC 2019, Huawei released the first 5G microwave "1+2" simplified architecture in industrial.

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.

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