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Nokia Networks and du, the Middle East's fastest-growing telecom service provider, are showing the possibilities of 5G systems for future ultra-broadband and critical machine-type communication for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications.

Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, is announcing 225 Mbps support in its ultra-fast LTE network by upgrading it with LTE-Advanced Carrier aggregation technology. Bakcell is proud to be one of 73 networks (out of 422) worldwide using carrier aggregation technology and having LTE-Advance category 6 enabled.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) together with China Mobile achieved an industry first in Beijing with a live demonstration of LTE TDD three carrier aggregation, including 256 QAM modulation scheme to increase speeds even further. The demonstration was carried out with commercial products reached the theoretical LTE downlink throughput limit of 426 Mbps with TDD mode.

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced North America's first rollout of Tri-band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network service, delivering mobile data speeds of up to 290 Megabits per second (Mbps).

SEOUL, July 8 (UPI) -- North Korea is making a dent in the country's wireless-service monopoly, by introducing a second cellular provider in its growing mobile phone market.

Nokia Networks enabled du, the Middle East's fastest growing telecommunications service provider, to launch the first LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) services in the UAE. For launching LTE-A services on its 4G network, du used Nokia Networks' advanced radio platform Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station , carrier aggregation software, and professional services, combining FDD-LTE bands 1800 MHz and 800 MHz.

Rogers has announced it is the first wireless carrier in Canada to enable next generation Category 6 LTE on its network today. Category 6 LTE-A brings download speeds up to 300 Mbit/s on compatible devices when they simultaneously connect to 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz bands, bringing faster speeds. LTE-A was rolled out by Rogers back in October of last year.

December 19, 2014. Moscow, Russia. Telecommunications operators VimpelCom Russia and MTS have announced a large-scale partnership for joint development and operation of 4G/LTE networks in 36 regions of Russia.

Smart Axiata has announced the commercial launch of its 4G LTE network on 22nd January 2014, making it the first telecommunication provider of Cambodia to operate this latest and fastest way of accessing the internet over mobile.

The Sunday papers in Bolivia were quick to announce Tigo's launch this month of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) high-speed nationwide.

The service with speeds of up to 100 Mbps will be Millicom's second 4G offering to date - the first being in Colombia, in December 2013.

ZTE’s unified platform EPC and eNodeB solutions to be deployed to help Wind Telecom build cost-effective and high-performance network

SaskTel is pleased to have been able to acquire one block of 700 MHz spectrum for $7,557,000 as confirmed by today’s Industry Canada announcement regarding the outcome of the spectrum auction.  SaskTel however, is concerned that the overall outcome of the auction will not result in the effective use of scarce spectrum necessary to support improved 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) coverage in rural

The manager of the National Telecommunications Company (Entel), Oscar Coca, announced that since April will integrate the technology 'LTE' (Long Term Evolution) to its network of Fourth Generation (4G) internet, with the purpose of increasing to six Megabits per second the speed of navigation.

TIM is reinforcing the coverage of the 3G network in the state capital with the use of the 900 MHz band, authorized to the operator by Anatel earlier this year. The project, which already benefits customers from 50 city districts with better quality of services, began in May, through the modernization of sites in areas that concentrate more traffic of voice and data. 

Bhutan Telecom, trading as B-Mobile, has announced that operator will be launching the 4G LTE service in country on 24th October 2013. Initially 4G LTE service will be available only in Thimphu in selected areas. 

The management of Comores Telecom announced, yesterday in a press conference, the commercialization tomorrow of the network of the third generation (3G), ten years since the arrival of the mobile network in the Comoros. This conference, led by the CEO of the company, was intended, among other things, to present to the press the progress made so far by Comores Telecom. With 332,751 subscribers t

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has partnered with Iraq’s leading internet and communications provider, Tishknet, to deploy the first LTE TDD network in the country. The agreement includes the latest LTE technology with the Ericsson RBS 6000 family of base stations. Also included is Ericsson’s Evolved Packet Core network, with Evolved Packet Gateway on the SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers.

The government of Bolivia has assigned spectrum for the provision of LTE services to state-run telco Entel and Tigo. According to a document from telecoms watchdog ATT, the government awarded two blocs of spectrum in the 700 MHz band.

In late February, as Convergencialatina informed, the country surrendered 1900 MHz spectrum for mobile services, a fact that surprised the market due to the long wait of operators (since 1999 there was no tender in the country) and compliance -not everyone expected – of at least one part of the frequency allocation schedule.

Vivo is contemplating the use of its dormant 450MHz spectrum to deliver affordable mobile broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the country.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is set to expand its presence in the Brazilian market after being chosen by Oi to provide a 4G/LTE network, which will feature Ericsson’s latest RBS 6000 multi-standard radio base stations. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson is also responsible for network implementation, including network rollout, design and support services.

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