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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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OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Huawei and Bell Canada, the country's largest communications company, today announced Bell's successful Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands utilizing Huawei's 5G-oriented Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology.

MWC, Barcelona, 26th February 2018. - Telefónica presented today "Internet para todos", a new initiative to connect more than 100 million people in Latin America to the internet. Digitalization is an important factor of social and economic progress, and mobile broadband can play a key role in reducing the digital divide.

Vodafone Group today announced that Qatar Foundation will acquire Vodafone Europe B.V.’s 51% stake in the joint venture company - Vodafone and Qatar Foundation LLC - that controls Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. (“Vodafone Qatar” or the “Company”).

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been chosen by Far EasTone (FET) to enable it to offer Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity services globally to enterprises. Ericsson’s global IoT Connectivity Management, based on Device Connection Platform, and part of Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform, will enable FET’s customers to deploy, manage and scale IoT connected devices and applications.

Barcelona, Spain - Nokia and China Mobile have signed an agreement under which the companies will jointly investigate how China Mobile can extend its service offerings for vertical markets using the massive connectivity, ultra reliability and ultra-low latency capabilities of 5G.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Market Area North East Asia (MNEA) Head, Chris Houghton, and China Mobile Vice President Li Zhengmao, have signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 to develop Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities in industry and enterprises.

Two of the biggest global players in the Internet of Things (IoT) Vodafone and China Mobile have joined forces to resell each other’s services for the first time.

Vodafone Group today announced that it will become Samsung’s exclusive strategic telecoms partner in selected European markets to develop and launch a range of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) ‘Smart Home’ product and services. The “V-Home by Vodafone” suite brings together Samsung’s “SmartThings” open platform and the

SHENZHEN, China, Feb 26, 2018 -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today showcased its latest achievements in 5G commercialization, 5G connectivity, cloud services, IoT applications as well as new terminal products at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, further e

Following the inauguration of “CHT Pilot Team for the Taiwan 5G Alliance” on January 29 to accelerate 5G deployment, Chunghwa Telecom today announced a strategic partnership with Nokia at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Spain.

[Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2018] Today at Mobile World Congress, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) launched its HUAWEI 5G customer-premises equipment (CPE), the world’s first commercial terminal device supporting the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunication standard for 5G. This device marks a milestone as Huawei sets the stage for the next generation of wireless connectivity.

KT (CEO Hwang Chang-Gyu, www.kt.com), the official Communication Partner of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, announced on February 25th that its 5G network technology helped to burnish Korea's image.

Madrid, February 23rd, 2018.- Telefónica and Huawei have agreed on 4.5G evolution with first deployments in Bogotá, Monterrey and Rio de Janeiro. In this evolution to 4.5G, Telefónica is introducing 4x4 MIMO, 3C Carrier Aggregation (CA), 256-QAM and CloudAIR (Huawei’s proprietary technology) into its networks.

Vodafone today announced the commencement of trials of the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s pioneering approach uses innovative 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals.

[Shenzhen, China, February 22, 2018] Vodafone and Huawei have completed lab tests which indicate that traditional IP microwave links will be considered a viable technology for 5G backhaul.

Dhaka, 20 February 2018: Leading digital service provider, Robi, has ceremonially launched 4G mobile service for both Robi and Airtel brand users in all the 64 districts of Bangladesh today. The launching ceremony was held at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre.

Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei prove the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station in an operator lab environment. This successful test in Bonn, Germany, is another important milestone after the three partners initially verified the first 5G NR interoperability in Huawei’s Shanghai labs.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has become Eastlink’s lead core network supplier for voice over LTE (VoLTE). This will enable the Canadian telecom operator to provide enhanced and more resilient services, and lays the foundation for Wi-Fi calling and future 5G services.

In autumn 2017, Nkom announced vacant frequency resources in the 900 MHz band for offshore use . After the application deadline, it turned out to be a surplus demand for these resources, and Nkom has decided to award spectrum licenses in this band at auction. In connection with the announcement of the 900 MHz band for

Dhaka, 19 February, 2018: Banglalink, one of the leading digital communication service providers in Bangladesh, has opened up a new era of Digital Connectivity by launching 4G today. After securing the 4G license from the regulatory authorities at an event held at Dhaka Club, Banglalink has officially launched the service.

The country's largest IT and telecom company will give the Internet of Things the ultimate boost so technology can benefit Danes and companies.

Elisa will renew its mobile network in the Turku region by making it 5G-ready. In the project, base station hardware that is currently used in the mobile network will be replaced with the latest technology. The construction of the network will start in March, and it will be finished by the end of May.

Mtel, part of the A1 Group, showed for the first time in our country 5G technology of a special event, including a high-speed test of 5G, VR experiment and balancing industrial robots. During the demonstration, a rate above 2 Gbps was measured, which is more than 10 t

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Lacuna Space announced its collaboration with key industry leaders, including the European Space Agency (ESA) and Parametric GmbH, to extend a LoRaWAN™ network by providing satellite connectivity to fill voids between the terrestrial gateways out of cell

Telstra, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), NETGEAR and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced they have achieved record-breaking 4G speeds of up to 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in lab testing using a new commercially announced chipset.

[Shenzhen, China, February 14, 2018] Huawei today announced they have launched an end-to-end user trial for “Wireless to the Home” (WTTx) 5G service using a specially-designed 5G CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) unit. The trial is taking place in downtown Vancouver’s “5G Living Lab,” a co-venture with TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications company.

Today, Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT connectivity service, unveiled its 2017 results and its ambitions for the year ahead.

Telia last week recorded record at download speed in tunnel. With 560 megabits per second, train passengers in the future can enjoy great mobile speeds on the journey, also on stretches where a lot of passengers travel.

Two radio cells in T-Mobile Austria’s network are already showcasing the future of communications. The systems in Innsbruck are the first in Austria and among the first in Europe to operate largely according to the new 5G standard.

You might like your battered old flip phone that just does calling and text. Or maybe you can’t be bothered upgrading that antique handset in the glovebox, or that tired EFTPOS machine you’ve been meaning to replace. 

But a bit like the day you bought your first CD, in favour of a tape, (even though you kept that vinyl collection)… it’s time.

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