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MegaFon became one of the first operators in Europe who launched the commercial Gigabit LTE network and showcased the operation of the commercial device in that network. Today’ s event is another milestone in the telecommunications development in Russia. It is a qualitatively new level of services for MegaFon subscribers.

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.

Australia's largest mobile carrier has switched on Cat M1 on its 4GX footprint in an effort to boost IoT uptake on its network.

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.

Optus is spending $1 billion building 500 new mobile base stations around regional Australia to compete better against Telstra and Vodafone. 

VIVA Bahrain, the innovative telecom operator and credited with the widest 4G network coverage in the Kingdom, has unlocked a host of new advanced LTE capabilities, paving the way towards 5G services.

Together with MTS, the largest mobile network operator in Russia, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has conducted the first successful live trial with a commercial small cell product of Rel-13 Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology in Russia.

SANTO DOMINGO. The telecommunications company Claro announced a new technological stage with the first 4.5G mobile network in the country.

“This pre-5G trial in the Caribbean, is a significant step towards the evolution of C&W’s mobile networks across the region to 5G, and providing Gigabit speeds to our customers in Antigua”

John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W) at the 33rd Canto annual conference in the Dominican Republic on Monday July 17, 2017

At the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W), announced that C&W has completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering download peak speeds of up to 800 Mbps.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will build a NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) system for Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company, enabling the island to take its first steps toward joining the Internet of Things. Chunghwa Telecom will use the system to trial a range of IoT devices and applications in its laboratory.

MTN Syria today announced that it has launched the pilot phase of the service of 4G LTE in Syria in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Technology, in a move which enhances MTN of outstanding services and products offered by the Syrian market, providing a sophisticated and fast Internet service and in line with the orientation of the leadership in the digital world.

[Lisbon, Portugal, July 12, 2017] Huawei, which has been one of the main contributors towards standardizing NB-IoT technology (4.5G technology), has developed the first NB-IoT Smart Meter in partnership with JANZ CE and u-blox. EDP Distribuição is using this technology for a pilot project as part of the UPGRID projectof the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Commission.

Etisalat business customers can now enable WiFi connectivity on the move to all their fleets and vehicles. With the launch of the M2M in-vehicle WiFi solution, passengers and employees of those fleets and vehicles can enjoy high speed WiFi connectivity with the most reliable and secure M2M solution.

Bellevue, Washington — July 13, 2017 — The network to power the future of IoT is here. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is the first wireless provider in North America to successfully complete Narrowband IoT field tests on a live commercial network, working together with Qualcomm and Ericsson.

10 July 2017, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced the company supported China Unicom in the operator’s successful first 5G NR (New Radio) field test.

Etisalat, a top UAE-based telecom provider decided to launch NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies. Etisalat will be the first operator in the Mena region to offer these new technologies. These two technologies enabling variety of solutions and services. Etisalat to Launch Narrowband Internet of Things and Long Term Evolution for machines

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.

Moscow - Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, and Nokia, a global leader in innovative solutions, successfully tested the fifth-generation mobile communication technologies. During the tests, the companies investigated various scenarios for the use of 5G.

China Unicom and Huawei have jointly constructed the 5G field experiment base and completed the 5G deployments in the high and low frequency bands, the former announced officially recently.

Spark New Zealand has today announced that it has commenced the development of a nationwide low power wide area (‘LPWA’) network to enable the Internet of Things (‘IoT’).

MEDIA RELEASE - Vodafone NZ will deploy Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) in early 2018 to prepare for an expected surge in IoT applications over the coming years.

NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network (LPWAN) that uses dedicated bandwidth and licenced spectrum to deliver secure coverage across vast geographical areas.

The demonstrations were conducted using Ericsson’s Internet of Things (IoT) and VoLTE capable network infrastructure, IoT devices integrated with Qualcomm MDM9206 global multimode LTE IoT modems, and China Unicom’s radio spectrum and verification of the technology and multi-service capabilities.

SANTIAGO, June 29, 2017.- Nokia and Movistar Chile today held the first demonstration of 4.5G Pro in Latin America, reaching a speed of 1Gbps.

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. 
 

[Brasilia, Brazil, June 26, 2017] Recently, Claro Brazil launched the commercial 4.5G (4x4 MIMO+ Massive CA+256QAM) network in Brasilia in partnership with Huawei. The 4.5G network is the first network intended for commercial use in Brazil, and is expected to be the largest in the Latin America Region.

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. 
 

Vancouver – TELUS, Canada's fastest growing telecommunications company, and Huawei, one of the world's largest information and communications technology companies, achieved a significant breakthrough with the successful completion of a 5G wireless connection using the global 3GPP technology standards platform.

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