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MOSCOW, Jan 23 (PRIME) -- Russian mobile operator VimpelCom, working as Beeline, has signed an agreement with Chinese telecom giant Huawei to study and test 5G technologies jointly, the companies said on Monday in a statement.

The launch marks the first phase of the company’s investment in its LTE infrastructure and will include the expansion of Digicel’s network with 14 new sites.

ISTANBUL – Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) is continuing its work on 5G technologies at full speed. Turkcell and Ericsson completed Turkey’s first ever 5G test, achieving download speeds of 24.7 Gbps on the 15 GHz spectrum, the broadest available. The test was also one of the first in the entire world.

3 January 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 successfully completed joint-testing of its proprietary Pre5G FDD Massive MIMO solution, in partnership with China Telecom Innovation Center.

High internet speeds under the LTE Advanced Pro standard are achieved by combining frequency aggregation (LTE FDD 1800 MHz + LTE TDD 2600 MHz), multi-dimensional antenna systems (MIMO) 4x4 and modulation 256-QAM.

Doha, Qatar - Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar have achieved speeds of up to 1 Gbps in a demonstration application of 4.5G Pro technology using Nokia's three-carrier aggregation technique, 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) and 4x4 Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) with Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale radio platform. The demonstration took place in Ooredoo's headquarters, HQ2, in Doha.

(Oslo, December 14, 2016) As the first company in the Nordic region, Telia Norway today launches its own internet based on the new technology "Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT)". Together with partners, Telia is launching a commercial solution for Smart Agriculture based on NB-IoT at the same time as the first company in the world. This marks the start of deployme

Ooredoo has successfully conducted tests on one of the first-ever 5G trial systems, positioning Qatar as one of the only countries in the world – and the first in the GCC region – to achieve this incredible technical milestone.

Orion Sistema LLP, with the trademark OrionM2M, has begun to deploy the wireless LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Network) network of things on the territory of Kazakhstan.

Valdur Laid, CEO of Sonera, said: “We want to drive the industry change and be at the cutting edge of development. Together with Nokia we will ensure that Sonera’s customers in Finland will be able to have the best network and we will also be able to start early with our 5G partnerships to make tomorrow’s services come alive.”

Proximus is the first Belgium operator to test 5G technology with technology provider Huawei. During the tests, speeds of up to 70 Gbps were reached, which is more than 100 times faster than 4G. With such speeds, you can download a movie in seconds. As a technology of the future, 5G is essential for new applications such as self-driving cars and the Internet of Things.

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced today the launch of its heavy duty Rhino™ Dual LTE antenna. This new antenna is designed for tracking heavy equipment assets and fleet management applications.

Magyar Telekom and Ericsson Magyarország tested today the mobile technology enabling a download speed of 1200 Mbps in the Regional Digital Summit organized in Budapest.

Today, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announces the extension of its contract with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET). Under the terms, Ericsson will deploy its new radio technology on the 2.6 GHz frequency band in FET’s network, allowing the operator to roll out a combined LTE FDD/TDD network.

Hong Kong, 14th November, 2016 – China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited (“CMHK” or “the Company”) and Huawei today jointly announced that CMHK has achieved a 4.5G mobile network milestone.

Hrvatski Telekom is the first in Croatia to have presented the latest technologies LTE-A Pro (4.5G Pro) and G.fast that it has been developing in co-operation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and with the company Nokia Solutions and Networks.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia conducted a trial using NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology on Finnish operator Sonera's  commercial 4G network to accelerate the creation of an IoT ecosystem, and provide support for the ever-growing number of IoT-connected devices.

Comsol's open architecture, open platform Low Power Wide Area National network deployment, Comsol IoT, has been launched. Backed by a global alliance and driven by international giants such as Cisco and IBM, the latest generation IoT network offers low cost, long range, low power IoT connectivity, capable of supporting geolocation.

Algar Telecom plans to invest in 4G, launching the first city with 700 MHz in addition to Rio Verde (GO) and performing the refarming of the 1.8 GHz band to offer 4G. Like other operators (TIM, Claro and Vivo), tele intends to take advantage of the natural migration from GSM to 3G base, which helps to reuse the band for LTE. According to the director of operations and technology, Luiz Antônio A

Claro (America Movil), the largest telecommunications group in Latin America and Ericsson have performed the first 5G test in Brazil during the recent Futurecom 2016.

Both firms were able to reach speeds up to 4.8 Gbps using four 6 MHz carriers in the 15 GHz band (between 14.7 GHz and 15.1 GHz).

Vivo is the first operator in Brazil to use their real spectrum assets in São Paulo city to enhance customer experience with the early introduction of Ericsson’s (NASDAQ:ERIC) solution for LTE three carrier aggregation, in combination with 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM technologies to support data speeds greater than 530 Mbps.

Vodafone and HiWEB, a leading Iranian ISP, today jointly announced a new non-equity Partner Market agreement for Iran.

Vodafone will assist HiWEB in rolling out and modernising network and IT infrastructure, expanding the fixed and mobile internet services - under the HiWEB brand - that HiWEB can offer to its Iranian consumer and corporate customers.

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Nokia and STC have signed an agreement to expand high-speed mobile broadband capacity and coverage in Saudi Arabia using Nokia's 4.5G technology.

Early tests are showing speeds of more than 40 Mbps, with the full commercial launch scheduled for November, where speeds will be even greater in certain areas of the Islands.

Vodafone today conducted the first live public 5G demonstration in Australia, with Nokia at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The trial took place in front of media, students and staff of UTS. They witnessed potential applications including controlling a robot, a virtual reality demonstration and speed tests using 5G capabilities.

Optus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nokia to collaborate on the network evolution to 5G, which will enable a host of network capabilities such as massive Internet of Things, extreme broadband and ultra-low latency applications.

Amsterdam (4 October 2016) - VimpelCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: VIP) and Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. (GTH) (EGX: GTHE, LSE: GLTD) announced that Djezzy , their subsidiary in Algeria, has launched 4G/LTE services to meet customers’ increasing need for high-speed mobile digital services. 

Vancouver – As carriers around the world work towards developing the next generation of wireless technology, TELUS, Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, and Huawei, one of the world's largest telecommunications and ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers are a step closer to the future after successfully achieving wireless speeds of 29

MegaFon and Nokia came close to speeds of 5 Gbps and demonstrated the mobile internet of the future. The demonstration began by showing a video shot in 360° format in 8K Ultra HD definition (7680×4320 pixels) and sent over the mobile network at a speed of some 5 Gbps.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Telefonica have announced the successful demonstration of an end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution capable of supporting data speeds up to 288 Mbps.

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