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With the three major advantages of network deployment, platform establishment, and innovative application service development, Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd (Taiwan Mobile) announced today (3/20) that it is collaborating with more than fifty leading companies at home and abroad to form a “Grand IoT ecosystem” and building the largest Internet of Things (IoT) in Taiwan to provide partners with advanced

The State Secretariat for Telecommunications and the Autonomous State Enterprise for Public Services (AASS) of the Republic of San Marino and ZTE Italy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a partnership for the development of telecommunications in the country.

700 MHz band is a golden frequency band suitable for mobile communication, yet its allocation still remains unsettled and attracts much attention in telecommunication industry and radio and television industry.

[Shenzhen, China, March 14, 2018] For the first time in Europe, Huawei, Vodafone Germany, and Bosch have successfully tested the extended usage of Cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X R14) in combination with Bosch’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistance system.

Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, and MOTWANE, a technology based electronic and IoT company manufacturing electronic test and measurement equipment with in-house R&D capabilities, have successfully completed India’s largest deployment of smart streetlights for Jamshedpur Utiliti

In a Tasmanian first, Telstra today announced it would trial the installation of small cell mobile technology on TasNetworks infrastructure to help fill some of Tasmania’s mobile black spots.                                             

At a Telia event in Stockholm, Sweden, the partners displayed how 5G-capabilities such as low latency and high data rates, combined with augmented reality (AR), can enable new and innovative real-time applications and services.

Etisalat Digital today announced its strategic agreement with Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with M2M connectivity solutions to empower their smart metering project that will enable advanced services to all FEWA customers.

The magenta operator has been actively involved in the expansion of LTE-Advance Pro networks and the development of 5G networks within the Deutsche Telekom Group. In connection with this, T-Mobile Czech Republic tested Massive MIMO (mMIMO) technology for LTE, which is one of the key building blocks of the fifth-generation networks, in January and February this year.

[Cairo, Egypt, March 7, 2018] Etisalat Misr and Huawei have completed the world’s first verification of the CloudAIR GL15 MHz spectrum dynamic sharing solution on Etisalat Misr's 1800 MHz network in Cairo, Egypt.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Orange Middle East & Africa are rolling out a Nokia single radio access network and network management technology across seven African countries in a three-year modernization project to prepare for the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Center for Orange.

San José, Monday, March 5, 2018. Claro and Telefónica bid $19,000,000 and $24,000,000 respectively for the contracts of the international public tender for the use and exploitation of radio spectrum that will make more spectrum available to telecommunications operators for the deployment and strengthening of International Mobile Telecommunications networks.

Amsterdam, 6 March 2018- VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving more than 240 million customers, announces that Kyivstar, its wholly-owned and market-leading business in Ukraine, has acquired the following spectrum in the 1800 MHz band suitable for 4G/LTE:

STC and Nokia have announced today that they are collaborating to launch the STC 5G network in 2018. They agreed to collectively work towards finding the most optimal network strategy and relevant use-cases for 5G deployment in the Saudi market. As a first step, hundreds of 5G base stations are planned to be deployed in the Western region in the Kingdom (Makkah, Madinah and Yanbu).

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has completed the deployment of the first cellular NB-IoT clusters in the COSMOTE 4G network in eleven Greek cities and hotspots, to support emerging mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) use cases.

Ericsson upgrades part of the COSMOTE LTE network with software that supports NB-IoT technology, enabling massive IoT use cases.

With completion and release of the first edition 3GPP 5G standards, 5G commercialization was officially brought into reality and became the main development direction worldwide, leading operators and industry chains all have carried out actions. In order to further accelerate 5G commercialization, Huawei will invest CNY 5 billion in 5G R&D in 2018.

Madrid, March 5, 2018. – Telefónica and China Unicom have signed an agreement in the field of Internet of Things (IoT).

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been chosen by Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group for a major nationwide expansion of its 4G network in Saudi Arabia, including the deployment of LTE Advanced and Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) in Radio Access Network.

“It is satisfying that we are able to announce a joint agreement with Turkcell to sell Azercell in Azerbaijan.

Deutsche Telekom is laying the foundation for the rollout of 5G in Germany. The first 5G antennas in Europe to fully support the new communications standard are now operating, in real-world conditions, in Deutsche Telekom's network in downtown Berlin.

The process of digitalisation of Cuban society had a very significant moment in 2017. By 2018, one of the fundamental challenges of the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, ETECSA, already announced, is the implementation of a mobile data service for Cubans to have Internet in mobile phones. 

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018 -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today reached an agreement on strategic cooperation with MEA (Middle East & Africa)'s leading operator MTN Group.

March 1, 2018, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today reached an agreement on strategic cooperation with leading operator Ooredoo Group. That will enable Ooredoo Group’s 164 million customers to experience digital in new and exciting ways and enjoy

Kazakhtelecom JSC completed the first stage of the project on building the largest M2M/Internet of Things network in CIS based on LoRa, Zigbee and LTE technologies –Top-management of multiservice company informed about this on MWC 2018 in Barcelona.

Australian LoRaWAN network operator the National Narrowband Network Company (NNNCo) has announced signing an operator agreement with LoRa Internet of Things (IoT) provider Actility.

Barcelona, 28 February 2018.- Today, Telefónica has presented possibilities for digitisation of industry with its Industry 4.0 initiative, demonstrating the benefits of the use of new technologies in industrial processes and in particular in the automotive industry.

The Moon will get 4G coverage next year, 50 years after the first NASA astronauts walked on its surface. Vodafone plans to create the first 4G network on the Moon to support a mission by PTScientists in 2019 and has today appointed Nokia as its technology partner.   

Zain Group and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and test selected 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) cases.

[Bonn, Germany, February 28, 2018] Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have successfully completed the world’s first multi-cell high millimeter waves field tests of 5G mobile communications with 73 GHz mmWave technology (E-Band) under a large variety of real-world environments at the Deutsche Telekom campus in Bonn, Germany.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and MTS (NYSE: MBT, MOEX: MTSS) have agreed to establish a 5G research center in Innopolis, a new Russian high-tech city located in the Republic of Tatarstan.

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