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(Kongsberg, 8 November 2018) Today, Telenor Group launched the very first 5G pilot in Scandinavia. The pilot will serve as a testbed for the superfast fifth generation mobile network in Norway.

The pilot was launched during the technology and innovation conference Kongsberg Summit and is a milestone in Norwegian telecommunications history.

EE, the UK’s number one mobile network and part of BT Group, today announced that nine 5G trial sites are now live across East London.

The trial has so far encompassed every element of building a new 5G network, from obtaining planning permission and access agreements, through to managing power outputs. The trial will go on to assess the customer experience of new 5G spectrum.

ISTANBUL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) and the Samsung’s collaboration blazed a trail in Turkey. Turkcell, striving for Turkey to be one of the first countries to use 5G, and Samsung, offering 5G solutions, organized an event to experience live 5G in Turkey.

It is 11 o'clock in the morning. The electric minibus e.GO Mover drives networked in the 5G Mobility Lab in Aldenhoven over the 400,000 square meter test area. Vodafone Germany boss Hannes Ametsreiter has invited to talk about the upcoming mobile generation 5G. To the 5G Mobility Lab. In the moving electr

CAIRO, Egypt – November 1, 2018 – Etisalat Misr and MediaTek today announced the commercial launch of next generation voice & video calling technologies - VoLTE & ViLTE - for the first time in the Middle East and Africa regions.

Telstra today announced Ericsson as its key 5G partner under an agreement that will see the two companies partner to deliver the next generation of mobile technology for Australia.

The agreement, signed by Telstra and Ericsson today, marks another important milestone in the nation’s 5G technology development and rollout.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has been selected by Brazilian power distributor Elektro, part of the Neoenergia/Iberdrola group, to deploy a private LTE network to increase the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid in the City of Atibaia and surrounding areas in the state of Sao Paulo.

Liquid Telecom has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent stake in its Zambian subsidiary, CEC Liquid Telecom, from Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC.

October 15, 2018, Moscow - PJSC "VimpelCom" (Beeline brand) and LLC Elster Metronika report on the successful launch of a pilot project to create a system of smart metering of electricity. The project was implemented on the basis of the network of the new standard of the Internet of things - NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things).

Six months, thousands of cities and communities, countless modernized mobile masts throughout Germany. The technology specialists from Vodafone have created a new network across Germany - and built in just half a year, the infrastructure for the Internet of Things. With a first 5G technology. The new machine network is specially optimized for cost-effectiv

EE, part of the BT Group, has switched on its first live 5G trial site. This will be the UK’s first live 5G trial, and is a major milestone in the rollout of the next generation of mobile networks.

[Moscow, Russia, October 3, 2018] VimpelCom (Beeline brand) and Huawei held a demonstration showcasing the latest fifth generation (5G) mobile connection technologies. The Moscow Museum exhibition hall was used as the demonstration zone and the dialogue between the speakers was conducted using a hologram - a digitized image transmitted through Mixed Reality glasses (MR).

DNA has won 5G frequency band in the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority’s frequency auction. The 5G services will be provided from the beginning of next year, and they will enable connection speeds of over 1 gigabit per second (1Gbps) for DNA customers.

From now on, Elisa's mobile network in Estonia is the first opportunity to connect a very large number of devices to the Internet of Things, which makes it much smarter for everyday life.

(Stavanger, 26 September 2018) Today, Telenor is opening up its 4G network to the Internet of Things. IoT on 4G makes it possible for ‘things’ to communicate via Telenor’s existing 4G network. This will become the only technology to provide full national coverage for the Internet of Things.

Spark has switched on its second Internet of Things (IoT) network, LTE Cat-M1 (M1), which will run over Spark’s 4G mobile network to provide quality, low bandwidth IoT connectivity and will deliver a new capability for New Zealand in IoT.

Vodafone today conducted the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G technology. This is a significant milestone in UK communications. The speed of 5G will enable applications as diverse as remote robotic surgery and 4K gaming on the move.

In a world first, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Telstra and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have successfully completed the 2Gbps capable LTE data call using Telstra's live commercial network in the regional center of Toowoomba in Queensland Australia, in the latest step to make Australia's fastest mobile network even faster for Telstra customers.

PJSC VimpelCom (marketed under the Beeline brand) and Ericsson have signed a two-year strategic partnership agreement to develop 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

SEOUL, KOREA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been selected by SK Telecom to supply the company with 5G solutions, including core and RAN, compliant to 5G New Radio (NR) standard based on 3GPP Release 15.

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has launched Taiwan’s first TD-LTE network on the 2.6GHz band using Airspan’s AirUnity, a multi-award-winning innovative all-wireless, plug-and-play, indoor small cell. Thanks to its integrated Backhaul and sophisticated AirSON algorithms AirUnity allows operators to improve data coverage and upload/download speeds on average by 300%.

Vodafone will double the number of European cell sites in its 5G Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network footprint by the end of 2019. The major prioritisation of NB-IoT within Vodafone’s existing capital expenditure plans reflects the demand it has seen from enterprise customers.

EE, part of the BT Group, is turning 3G signal into 4G on more than 500 mobile towers in the next six months to enable the maximum performance on the top smartphones being released in 2018, as more customers demand high speed mobile data connections.

MTS infrastructure offering is expanding further, with the launch of the first Russia-wide network for IoT services and devices in LTE standard based on NB-IoT technology (Narrow Band IoT). We have already successful launched NB-IoT network services in 20 Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, and Vladivostok.

Mobile World Congress Americas -- Nokia and Sprint will show the first live demonstration in the U.S. of a 5G New Radio (NR) connection over a dual mode-capable Massive MIMO radio, bringing this revolutionary technology one step closer to reality.

The Telenor Group has long developed and tested the new mobile technologies that will lift the 4G network into the next generation of 5G networks.

Denmark is today rounding a technological milestone. For the first time, Danish mobile customers now have access to an internet speed that has rounded the magic limit of 1,000 Mbit / s. Initially, Telia has opened for 1,000 Mbit / s in Copenhagen. But more cities are on their way. However, it is still only a small handful of mobile phones that support such high speeds at all.

Telia Company’s 5G network which operates on test frequencies issued by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority was launched on September 5 at the Telia 5G Arena in Helsinki in the presence of Johan Dennelind, President and CEO of Telia Company, who kept his promise from 2016 to launch 5G in Helsinki in 2018.

Telia Norge rusts the mobile network for the future and ensures more space for 4G and the future 5G. The company is planning gradual phasing out of the 3G network from the turn of the year 2018/2019 so that the frequencies currently used for 3G can be used to ensure even better customer experiences in the coming years. 

Chunghwa Telecom leading mobile network service industry, today announced the industry's first to import the LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) network technology, through the integration of LTE license band (licensed band) and 

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