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Vodafone Group Plc (“Vodafone Group”) announces today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V. (“Vodafone”), has agreed to transfer part of its indirect shareholding in Safaricom Limited (“Safaricom”) to Vodacom Group Limited (“Vodacom”), its sub-Saharan African subsidiary.

Tokelau achieved a new milestone in its national development and nationhood aspirations when it officially launched its 4G LTE mobile network.

Minister for Telecommunications, Mose Pelasio in his keynote address to the nation said the milestone “brings us on par in the world of modern communications.

Telenor Bulgaria's 4G/LTE network coverage was extended to over 6,500 kilometers of the country's main road as of end-April.

Kcell and activ customers in these two cities are already able to enjoy record data speeds on their smartphones and tablets. Visit to check out Kcell’s 4G+ coverage map.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCTEL, Inc. announced today its new MIMO directional panel antenna supporting Upper 700 MHz A Block licensed spectrum. The new antenna supports a wide variety of automation and monitoring solutions for critical infrastructure applications and the industrial Internet of Things (IoT).

Afghan Wireless, Afghanistan's first mobile communications company announced the launch of the 4G/LTE Network with Kabul City being the first location in the country to have the coverage, reports The Fast Mode on May 8, 2017.

Swisscom’s next technology leap in the mobile network: speeds of more than 800 Mbit/s are possible with the right mobile phone in the Swisscom Shop in Zurich's Füsslistrasse. Swisscom’s mobile network is currently a step ahead of the smartphones on the market today. As soon as they catch up, we will break the speed barrier of 1 Gbit/s. That is around seven times faster than three years ago.

Vivendi welcomes the composition of Telecom Italia’s new Board of Directors, which was approved by the company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 4, 2017. The new team, which brings together a wide variety of recognized skills, will be a valuable asset in the development of the Italian company’s strategy and in meeting its challenges in the months and years to come.

According to Euroconsult’s newly released report, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity, over 17,000 commercial aircraft will offer connectivity to their passengers by 2021, up from 6,500 aircraft in 2016.

The results of the first quarter of 2017 confirm the validity of the transformation actions started by the management, which have brought significant recovery on the domestic market and in Brazil.

Ukkoverkot Oy is a Finnish data carrier and solution provider offering intelligent comprehensive network connectivity solutions for authorities, businesses, municipalities and cities and industrial internet needs. Reliable network connections have a decisive role for Ukkoverkot Oy's customers.

The trial demonstrated 5G capabilities in a real world environment over a live network, including tests on speed, latency and beam steering. The 5G trial system is using 800 MHz of spectrum in the 15 GHz band, demonstrating over 20 times greater performance than what is currently used in 4G networks.

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces its consolidated financial results for the first quarter (Q1) ending 31 March 2017. Zain served 46.1 million customers at the end of the period, reflecting a 1.4% increase year-on-year (Y-o-Y).

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and MTS, the largest mobile operator in Russia, have built a prototype 5G network and completed a successful test of new radio network features.

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCTEL, Inc. announced today a new MIMO Yagi antenna supporting licensed Upper 700 MHz A Block spectrum. This spectrum is increasingly sought after by the energy, utility and water industries for the next generation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and other Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.

MONTRÉAL, April 20, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced its award-winning LTE wireless network is now the first in North America capable of delivering Quad Band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) service, offering customers access to the fastest mobile data speeds available. With the addition of 256 QAM technology, Bell is ready to deliver broadband speed of up to 750 Megabits per second.

Vodafone Group’s Networks Centre of Excellence team and the Huawei Mobile Innovation Centre have identified a new way to create unparalleled overlap between the usage of 900 Megahertz (MHz) spectrum for GSM and LTE services, leading to a significant increase in 4G speeds and improved customer experience.  

Tele2 wants to upgrade its 4.5G network in Estonia first to upgrade to LTE Advanced Pro, 4.75G, to service even more data volumes. To achieve this target the company purchased additional spectrum in the 2300 MHz band.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) is pleased to have acquired 2 x 5MHz of spectrum in the 700MHz band auction, for the reserve price of $286 million. This is $1.25 per MHz, per head of population. The acquisition is on the same terms VHA proposed to government in 2015.

Kuwait, 10th April 2017: VIVA, Kuwait's fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, has successfully tested the fifth-generation "5G" in its lab and was able to achieve almost 35 Gbps. Being the first telecom company in Kuwait to try the unrivalled 5G, reflects its continuous commitment to its customers to deliver up-to-date technologies that meet their aspirations.

Hong Kong – 10 April 2017  – 3 Hong Kong, the mobile communications division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH, stock code: 215), and Huawei today announced plans for a series of network upgrades.

Progresif Cellular announced today that they have submitted an official request to start a trial of their 4G network.

The application was filed with the Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry (AITI) which kicks off a process, that subject to AITI approval, could bring Progresif’s first 4G cell sites online within the next three months.

TALLINN, Estonia, March 27, 2017 - Connected Baltics OÜ, the exclusive Sigfox operator in Estonia, and Telia Estonia Ltd, the market leading telecom operator in Estonia, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate Sigfox’s low-powered IoTconnectivity into the operator’s managed IoT solutions in order to complement Telia’s offering.

Barcelona, February 28, 2017 - SIGFOX Foundation announces today, at Mobile World Congress 2017, a 6-month experiment for a new rhinoceros tracking system. Involved in the conservation of the endangered species, the Sigfox Foundation is partnering with three of the largest international organisations dedicated to rhinos conservation.

“Rebranding our Finnish operations is another step in our journey towards becoming one New Generation Telco under one brand in all our countries, and I am delighted to welcome my Finnish colleagues and customers to the Telia family.

LABÈGE, France, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 15th, 2016. Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), its Latin American partner, WND, and exclusive local operator, VELOCOM, announced their plan to roll-out of the Sigfox network across Argentina.

Mission to the Moon 2018: Vodafone and the Part Time Scientists, a Berlin-based startup, hope to write the next chapter in mankind’s biggest adventure by organising a new mission to the Moon to explore the lunar landscape.

The latest demonstration of 5G technology took place at Innovation Days, an event showcasing the latest innovations by Bouygues Telecom and its partners, held at the company’s Technopôle complex in Meudon-la-Forêt, France.

It was conducted using two prototype mobile devices, which were simultaneously connected to an Ericsson radio base station equipped with active 5G antennas.

TIM, the leader in 4G coverage in the country, is the first operator in Brazil to use the frequency of 2600 MHz and refarm the 1800 MHz frequency band to 4G LTE. TIM is now ready to make the move to future-proofing its network using the 700 MHz spectrum band, which enables excellent indoor and rural area coverage for 4G-enabled devices.

Luxembourg, 3 March, 2017 –Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom") and Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), today announced that they have, through their respective subsidiaries, entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited to combine their operations in Ghana.

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