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Vodafone has given farmers a look into a connected future with the successful trial of a self-install mobile coverage solution – the Vodafone Regional Coverage Hub.

The plug-and-play device delivers 4G voice and data services in locations where commercial networks are not traditionally deployed, or where coverage is patchy or unavailable.

As one of Ericsson’s key New Radio (NR) technologies, Massive MIMO has enabled the launch of Antenna Integrated Radio (AIR) 6468 on the Etisalat UAE network. Etisalat has been able to test the benefits of Massive MIMO in real-life scenarios with the advanced NR Radio and Baseband (which are 5G ready) and the latest 5G Plug-Ins software.

Doha, 29 July 2018: Vodafone Qatar has ramped up for 5G with the first tests successfully conducted using spectrum in the 3.5GHz band allocated for 5G.

Vodafone Qatar’s engineers are already laying the groundwork for a 5G network at more than 50 sites in key locations across strategic cities in the country.

Oslo, Norway, July 2018 — ENGIE Lab CRIGEN and The IOTA Foundation (IOTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in experimentation with the IOTA Tangle in the Energy and related IoT domains.

After the award of the new frequencies, Vodafone Spain has begun the pre-commercial deployment of the first nodes of its 5G NSA network in central areas of Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Valencia, Bilbao and Malaga. 

Globe Telecom is cementing its leadership in wireless by ushering in 5G in the country by the second quarter of 2019. The company is on course with 5G deployment as it moves forward with upgrading its network to support the technology.

[Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 25, 2018] Posts & Telecommunications Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in cooperation with Huawei and Robi, has demonstrated 5G technology for the first time in Bangladesh. Today, at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, the program was inaugurated by Mr.

Vodafone Spain has acquired 90 MHz of contiguous spectrum in the 3700 MHz band for mobile data services in the Economic Ministry’s auction for a total cost of €198.1 million.  The fee will be paid by 20 equal annual instalments at a 2.35% interest rate.

Singtel and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) are strengthening their 5G Centre of Excellence Programme partnership with the announcement of a new initiative that will see Singapore’s first 5G pilot network go live by Q4 this year.

Announced today, the 5G pilot network will be deployed at one-north in Buona Vista, the country’s science, business and IT hub.

Global telecommunications company ZTE and mobile operator Hutchison Drei Austria are deepening their strategic partnership to prepare Austria for the introduction of state-of-the-art technology solutions. Thanks to ZTE's international role in the technology sector and its intensive research and development activities, the group has positioned itself as a leading expert in 5G techno

Bogotá, July 17, 2018 -. Telefónica and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) carried out a demonstration of 5G technology in Colombia, which managed to reach a record speed in data transfer of more than 27 Gbps, the highest that has been achieved in a test in the country. 

Bellevue, Washington — July 19, 2018 — In yet another first, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today launched its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service nationwide. T-Mobile is the first to launch NB-IoT in the U.S. and first in the world to launch NB-IoT in the guard bands for optimal efficiency.

The Danish operator TDC’s Norwegian business encompasses GET, a leading provider of fixed and TV services, with a total of 518,000 households and businesses connected to its fiber-based network, and more than 1 million private and business customers who use the TV and broadband services on a daily basis.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Telstra and Intel have successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast Australia in a multivendor setup. With this achievement, the companies have taken 5G out of the lab and into a real-world mobile network environment.

Bangkok, Thailand - Nokia and dtac are deploying the first commercial 4G TDD network in Thailand. Once completed, dtac TURBO users on the 2300 MHz spectrum operated in cooperation with TOT will enjoy superior mobile broadband speeds.

Lithuania, which is at the forefront of the European communications innovation, is gradually approaching another major change in communications technology – Telia Lietuva has started increasing the capacity of the 4G LTE mobile network and its speed by using a part of frequencies that until now have been allocated for 3G technology, which means a gradual sunset of 3G technology and the transiti

Hrvatski Telekom is the first in Croatia to have realized 5G functionalities in real conditions this making an important step towards the arrival of the 5G network in Croatia, which will enable further technological advancement of the society. This puts Croatia among the first European countries where 5G functionalities were demonstrated in real infrastructure conditions.

A world of new opportunities for creating more intelligent designs and solutions opens up with the new IoT solutions and the fast-paced 5G. When the two technologies meet, there is a bridge between the digital and physical world through the internet, where it is possible to collect, transport, and analyse on huge data packets that fly at the speed of lightning between physical thin

Paris, July 3, 2018 - Bordeaux is officially the first city in France to host a 5G pilot site. Bouygues Telecom has opened this morning the first 5G pilot site in France, from two base station antennas of their network, providing up to ten kilometers of coverage.

Asia-Pacific Telecom actively deployed 5G and NB-IoT IoT services. In October last year, it became the first Taiwanese telecommunications partner of the GSMA NB-IoT Forum. At this stage, Asia-Pacific Telecom is fully sprinting the construction of NB-IoT commercial network and obtaining NCC grants.

It was the first time in Hungary for presenting the 5G network in real-life settings in the Magyar Telekom Budapest HQ at Krisztina körút. The test network, operating within the 3.7 GHz spectrum, was established using pre-standard 5G equipment, prior to their commercial launch.

"Only six months after setting a world record under test laboratory conditions, we are putting the first Swiss 5G antenna into operation. 5G is the technology that will enable future applications like self-driving vehicles, the Internet of Things, networking infrastructures with devices and people, and real-time control of critical production processes, just as a few examples.

Elisa has become the first operator in the world to begin commercial use of a 5G network and starts selling 5G subscriptions. The first person to use the 5G network was Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications, who made a video call to Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure in Estonia.

Entel and Ericsson carried out a demonstration of 5G technology in Chile, which managed to reach a record speed in data transfer of more than 24Gbps, the highest that has been achieved in a test in South America. The technological milestone constitutes a relevant advance, which will allow testing the capabilities of 5G technology in an active network to telecommunications operators

When Telia Denmark later on this year brings the Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology to its entire network, Telia Company will become the first operator to deploy NB-IoT across the entire Nordics. 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.

Together with a number of selected corporate customers, Telia is busy testing a new high-tech mobile network to support the future Internet of Things (IoT). The test results are promising, and Telia expects to be in the air with a nationwide Narrowband IoT network before the end of 2018.

Following the auction which was carried out on 8th June 2018, TCRA hereby announces the successful conclusion of the auction of 2 x 20 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency range.

All spectrum available were assigned, and the results of the Auction are as follows:

The trial will test and highlight the impact of IoT solutions for city residents and nearby services, businesses, and infrastructure.

Manama, June 2018 – H.E Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, H.E. Shaikh Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Capital Governor, Dr. Mohammed Alamer, TRA Chairman, Shaikh Nasir Al Khalifa, TRA Managing Director (A) and Mr.

Amid preparations for the coming of 5G technology in the country, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and technology partner Huawei Technologies Phils. Inc. have successfully breached 5G speeds of over 14Gbps during a test held at the recently launched PLDT-Smart 5G TechnoLab.

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