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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.

Moscow, Russia - Nokia and Tele2 Russia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate development of 5G mobile networks in order to meet the future data demands of people, devices and machines.

PARIS, Aug. 31, 2016 -- Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and Digita, the Finnish broadcast network operator, are teaming up to take the next step towards a fully-connected Finland by rolling out a LoRa network.

Almaty, 31 August 2016 – Kcell Joint Stock Company (“Kcell” or the “Company”) (LSE, KASE: KCEL), the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Kazakhstan by market share in terms of revenue and subscribers, has launched a 4G/LTE network in Kazakhstan.

August 31 , 2016, Astana. Chief Executive Officer of Beeline Kazakhstan - Alexander Komarov and Chief Executive Officer of Xell JSC - Arti Ots signed an agreement on August 29 on the joint construction of a fourth generation network

Amsterdam (31 August 2016) – VimpelCom Ltd.

A new world record was set in Finland in August when Elisa and Huawei achieved a speed of 1.9 Gbit/s in the 4G test network. In the future, high-speed connections will be required for purposes such as the steadily growing use of virtual reality applications.

16 August 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation agreement on joint 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) innovation has been held with China Unicom.

MTN Irancell has launched its first time division duplex LTE (TD-LTE) services, with coverage in 25 provinces and major cities such as Mashhad, Qazvin, Qom, Zahedan, Kerman, Arak, Ardabil and Urmia, reports TeleGeography on August 5, 2016, citing Techrasa.

The 4G LTE-A network implementation is enabled by carrier aggregation technology, which combines two frequencies in order to significantly improve throughput and spectral efficiency. For Alfa, Nokia combined 20 MHz on the 1800 MHz frequency band with 15 MHz on the 800 MHz band.

[Shanghai, China, July 6, 2016] China Mobile and Huawei jointly announced the inaugural demonstration of the first end-to-end (E2E) TD-LTE system operating over the 3.3 GHz to 3.4 GHz frequency band at the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) workshop in Shanghai.

“Summer time and the livin’ is easy …”, and soon it can be even more so. Why? Because for the first time ever we’re making it affordable to have reliable and secure remote visibility and control over many of  the “Things” in our daily lives.

MegaFon conducted the first test in Russia of mobile data transfer at speeds close to 1 Gbps. The test used Huawei network equipment and a prototype user device based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. The peak data download speed was 1.24 Gbps was achieved using Huawei equipment.

Cambodia’s Number One mobile network opened the door to the future with a demonstration of the far-reaching benefits of its 4G LTE service on Thursday, offering the hundreds of people who attended the ceremony a glimpse of Metfone’s most advanced service.

Beijing, China - Nokia and China Mobile have signed a one-year frame agreement, valued at up to EUR 1.36 billion, to help the leading Chinese mobile operator transition to a flexible cloud network infrastructure, providing seamless connectivity that will more efficiently meet the ever-growing data demands of its subscriber base. Both Nokia Networks China and ASB will provide services under the

Vodafone and Afrimax Group (“Afrimax”) - a 4G telecommunications operator in sub-Saharan Africa - today jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Zambia.

Under the non-equity agreement, the two companies will offer customers high speed 4G data services using the ‘Vodafone Zambia’ brand, with market-leading customer services and delivered over a high quality network.

With the fast development 3G, 4G, and one day even 5G, the increasing demand on the precision of communication indicators has become the bottleneck for traditional telecommunication equipment manufacturers.

Moscow – Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, has launched Russia’s first LTE network in the 450 MHz spectrum in Tver and Novgorod regions. A launch of this technology will contribute to elimination of digital divide in the country.

Entel announced the start-up of its 4G network in the B28 (700 MHz) band, the same day that the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT) affirmed that the spectrum was already available for use.

SANTIAGO, May 17, 2016.- In the framework of World Telecommunication Day, Movistar Chile announced that from today it is available 4G LTE connectivity over the 700 MHz band in the Metropolitan Region, and in the coming days in the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Tarapacá and Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic.

During the testing phase, MTS successfully aggregated the first fragment of its LTE commercial network by combining two carrier frequencies: 10 MHz spectrum bandwidth at the FDD 1800 MHz standard and a 20 MHz bandwidth at the TDD 2600 MHz standard. This resulted in increased internet speeds of up to 165 Mb/s outdoors, 85 Mb/s indoors, while the maximum limit was 187 Mb/s.

LABEGE, France & MUSCAT, Oman--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of a dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Omantel, the Sultanate of Oman’s leading provider of integrated telecommunication services, today announced plans to deploy SIGFOX’s IoT network in the Sultanate.

Ooredoo Tunisia has successfully launched 4G services this week, as the Ooredoo Group continues to transform the digital experience by offering super-fast 4G services across its footprint.

With the launch of 4G in Tunisia, Ooredoo companies now offer 4G services in five markets: Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Indonesia and Tunisia, making it one of the leading 4G companies in the region.

TashiCell officially launched 4G LTE Service in Thimphu, Paro and Phuntsholing on 2nd April 2016. TashiCell deployed 4G under the Band 28, 700 MHzas it is best suited for Bhutanese Topology. To enjoy 4G services user just need to get a 4G SIM Card and 4G enabled handset that supports TashiCell 4G.

In partnership with Huawei and Nokia, the initialisation of the technology is set to be in September 2016, with 1415 sites to be installed, promising coverage that will span 99.8% of the country.   

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators today announces the launch of the Orange brand in Egypt. As of today, the Orange brand replaces the Mobinil brand.

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