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This section contains a selection of articles and press releases identified by Halberd Bastion's consulting staff considered major developments of wireless technologies and their deployments across the world.

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As part of its network enhancement in different governorates across the Kingdom, Orange Jordan’s CEO Jérôme Hénique announced the company's rollout of the advanced 4G+ service in different areas in the south governorates, and the launch of the revamped Home Broadband offers.

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Canadians are one step closer to 5G, the next evolution in wireless that will change the way they connect to the world around them. Today, Rogers announced a multi-year network plan that includes working with Ericsson, a North American leader in 5G deployment.

2018 The 2nd China Telecommunication Industry IoT Conference was held on April 12th, Chen Xiaotian, general manager of China Unicom IoT business department and dean of IoT Research Institute, said on the conference that China Unicom IoT Company has obtained full license in last month, which was registered in Nanjing with CNY 400 million, the company will act as China Unicom’s IoT platform for f

VEON, the Amsterdam-headquartered company that operated the Beeline brand in the CIS member nations, announced on April 5 that its mobile services subsidiary in Tajikistan has been bought by ZET Mobile Limited.  

The Beeline brand is to be retained, as required in the sale agreement.

The Malta Communications Authority is announcing the assignees for spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum bands.

As the Sultanate’s digital leader, Ooredoo has delivered, Internet of Things (IoT) network and eco-system using LoRaWAN technology. A first-of-its-kind in the region, this landmark step is part of the company’s commitment to accelerate the SMART Government Initiatives and create a highly intelligent, autonomous and efficient utility system.

The Office for the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RÚ) has published in its Journal and at its web site a call for tenders for the issue of individual licenses for the use of frequencies from the 1800 MHz frequency band by electronic auction. In this ten

The Board of Directors of the Company is pleased to announce that it has been informed by China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.

Optus has launched Optus 5G Live in Broadbeach, and in a world first, will simultaneously showcase 5G use cases and 8K video streaming on-the-go, on its live 5G trial indoor and outdoor network.

The showcase offers a preview of the state-of-the-art technology and marks a significant milestone in Optus’ commitment to make leading 5G technological advancements.

Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, is working with Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), one of India’s leading natural gas distribution companies, to deploy 5,000 smart gas meters in Mumbai.

Baku Telephone Communication LLC (Baktelecom) is launching the last generation wireless communication technology (LTE - Long Term Evolution) to provide high-quality communication services in the vicinities of Baku and near-shore areas.

March 30, 2018. A leader of the new Internet generation, lifecell launched 4.5G high-speed network simultaneously in the largest number of oblast centers in Ukraine. 49% of smartphones in lifecell network support LTE. For all subscribers to experience the benefits of a new Internet generation the operator gives one week 4.5G usage for free.

Telia is the first operator in Finland to bring the Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology to its network. The new technology, designed for the Internet of Things, makes it possible to easily connect a huge number of sensors directly to the mobile network in order to collect real-time data, even in challenging places.

New Zealand organisations wanting to jump on board the internet of things (IoT) now have a new network to plug into. Spark announced today that its long-range, low-power network is now available for commercial use in 60% of the places New Zealanders live and work.

Last week, the Ministry of Transport of Russia came up with an initiative to replace GPS equipment on Russian aircraft for GLONASS equipment. The initiative of the Ministry of Transport is caused by disruptions in the work of GPS, said a member of the expert council under the Government of the Russian Federation, Andrei Ionin.

Media Release - Vodafone has put a spotlight on the kind of cutting edge innovation it expects to see in a ‘Future 5G’ world at a technology showcase in Auckland today.

5G or ‘fifth generation’ is an evolution of GSMA radio networking and is set to dramatically increase the speed at which data can navigate across mobile networks.

Telstra has turned on the first precinct of 5G-enabled Wi-Fi hotspots in the world, allowing Gold Coast locals and visitors to enjoy free broadband while Telstra evaluates 5G technology.

Lusaka – Vodafone Zambia is set to launch 4G voice services (Voice over LTE – VoLTE) commercially within the next three months under a newly acquired license from the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA).

Inatel, TIM and Ericsson entered into an agreement of intent for technological, scientific, innovation and entrepreneurship collaboration to provide solutions for the development of Intelligent Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT), based on solutions. The signing of the term of intentions was held on the afternoon of Friday, March 23, at a ceremony at the Inatel Theater in Santa

(Fornebu, Norway – 21 March 2018) Telenor has entered into an agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion (around NOK 27 bn) on an enterprise value basis. The Board of Directors of Telenor intends to ask the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for authorisation to distribute a special dividend of NOK 4.40 per share.

Turkcell’s (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) subsidiary lifecell obtained the largest spectrum per subscriber in a recent license tender. lifecell will ensure high-quality and affordable connections for 4.5G subscribers throughout Ukraine.

Hong Kong, 22 March 2018 – 3 Hong Kong, the mobile arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH; stock code: 215), today took its existing 4.5G service a major step closer to the new 5G era by announcing official activation of 5CC (Component Carrier) carrier aggregation (CA) network technology.

Juba, March 20, 2018 (SSNA) — South Sudan communication authority has suspended operations of Vivacell, citing noncompliance with regulations. The regulator said it acts on the directives of the ministry of information and other relevant bodies.

OTTAWA, March 19, 2018 – Today in Ottawa, an exciting new initiative was launched that will lay the groundwork for the first fifth generation wireless, abbreviated 5G, pre-commercial network platform in Canada with ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation).

The Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) approved the relocation of 48 digital television channels in the 600 MHz band (614 MHz to 698 MHz) to make way for a second digital dividend in the country in which the digital dividend can be provided. Mobile Broadband Service with fifth generation technologies (5G).

In an Australian first, Telstra has recorded smartphone speeds in excess of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) on a commercial network using the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Kevin Teoh, Telstra’s Head of Mobiles said: “This is the first time in Australia that speeds in excess of 1Gbps have been demonstrated on a commercial network with a commercial smartphone”.

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is preparing to auction 90 MHz of 4G spectrum to mobile telephone and internet companies in a process that has already attracted interest from Telecom Argentina SA, Telefonica SA and Claro, a government source told Reuters.

Beirut, Lebanon - Alfa, Lebanon's first mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom, Media and Technology, will partner with Nokia on deploying a 3G and LTE-Advanced Pro network using Nokia AirScale equipment which shall provide an enhanced voice and mobile broadband experience to Alfa's subscribers in Lebanon.

Today Spark announced New Zealand’s first live 5G mobile test site in Wellington, with Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Clare Curran becoming the first member of the public to run a 5G speed test achieving speeds of over 9 Gigabits per second.

LUSAKA, March 19 (Reuters) - Zambia has selected a unit of Dutch company Unitel International Holdings as the country’s fourth mobile phone service provider, the communications regulator said on Monday.

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) said in a statement that Unitel had pledged to invest $350 million-plus and create more than 450 direct jobs.

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