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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.

BH Telecom director Mirsad Zaimović told Al Jazeera that the company is fully prepared to deploy 4G networks, but an obstacle to represent state bodies because of problems with digitization in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ISTANBUL-- Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) demonstrated LTE Broadcast technology during a basketball game between Turkey’s two leading teams, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray Odeabank.

MTN announced the official release of HSPA +, which represents a quantum leap in MTN's quality and speed over the 3G network. This service is a breakthrough in Internet usage in Syria at a speed of up to twice and will help provide advanced and useful services For Internet users, and is compatible with the technological developments in this field globally.

Vodafone is continuing speed tests before 4.5G technology, which will go into service on the morning of April 1st. Vodafone reached a record of 942 Mbps, which is its own record, with the tests it has carried out with the tapes purchased under the tender.

Almaty, 06 January 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, announces that it has been informed by Kazakhstan’s Ministry for Investments and Development (“the Ministry”) that the Ministry will allocate radio frequencies that will ena

Istanbul, December 22nd, 2015 - Aggregating 5 carriers in a demo carried out on Friday in its Istanbul headquarters, Turkcell (NYSE:TKC)(BIST:TCELL) reached mobile broadband speeds of 1200 Mbps on 4.5G.

Nextel auctioned on Thursday (17), at an auction held by Anatel, the frequency of 1.8 GHz, which will be used to offer the 4G technology in the capital of São Paulo and Greater São Paulo.

The operator was the only company to provide guarantees and paid R $ 455 million, with a premium of 1.15% over the minimum price established by Anatel.

MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon announces the launch of its 4G LTE network. MTN has become the first and only network in Cameroon to launch next generation 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement to allow a long-awaited third-generation (3G) mobile network in Gaza and the West Bank, they said on Thursday.

Israel said the decision was made after it concluded a security examination as well as other work with the Communications Ministry.

Orascom Telecom and Media Technology (OTMT) says it has effectively lost control of Cheo Technology, the North Korean joint venture cellular operator that uses the Koryolink brand-name and has around 3 million subscribers.

17 November 2015, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has been awarded exclusive contracts by Vodafone-Afrimax Group for 4G long term evolution (LTE) networks in Cameroon and Zambia.

The Joint Venture will be positioned to take advantage of Tele2’s successful business in Kazakhstan built over the course of six years and the continued rollout of Altel’s 4G network.

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