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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.

Internet of Things (IoT) service and solutions provider Thinxtra, announces Hong Kong’s first IoT network reaches full deployment covering more than 90% of the territory.

Demonstrating once again its pioneering and innovation, TIM is the first operator in the Brazilian market to activate the NB-IoT (Narrow Band in IoT) functionality in its 4G commercial network. The platform allows to offer Internet solutions of Things (IoT), using the frequency 700 MHz.

Industry partners, MTN South Africa and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa – a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria, mounting terminals in a vehicle on a live 5G network trial, using 100 MHz of spectrum in the 28 GHz band, the audi

Vodafone UK today unveiled seven cities that will become 5G trial areas, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year.

They form part of our major investment in building a world-class network infrastructure to support Gigabit UK, a nation where people will enjoy ultra-fast connection speeds of one gigabit per second on the move, at home or at work.

Telstra has today launched the Telstra 4GX-lite Mobile Satellite Small Cell offering, a new solution to help people living and working in some of Australia’s most remote places purchase their own coverage extension of the Telstra 4GX mobile service.

With the live deployment of a 5G base station, A1 demonstrated today the potential of the fifth mobile technology. For the 5G Trial, which was carried out under real conditions together with technology partner Nokia in the A1 technology center, A1 used for the first time in Austria a complete 5G network consisting of a 5G radio cell and a 5G core. The test achieved tra

June 4, 2018, Astana. Kostanay became the first city in Kazakhstan, in which Beeline launched a new generation network for smart devices. As part of the memorandum with KazTransGas (the main supplier of natural gas in the region), the cellular operator is implementing a joint project that will allow remotely recording gas meter readings using the NB-IoT technology.

Zain, the largest telecommunications company in Kuwait, has launched the first integrated 5G technology on its network, which will provide high-speed communications with high efficiency.

TOKYO, JAPAN, June 1, 2018 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. today announced that together with NEC Corporation they have succeeded in what is believed to be the world's first* fifth-generation (5G) transmission of a 4.5GHz signal using beamforming and inter-base station coordination to reduce interference for 5.5 Gbps throughput to eight mobile terminals.

[Tunis, Tunisia, May 31, 2018] A test of ‘All Business Connected@LTE’ technologies, including 4T4R, Carrier Aggregation, and 256QAM, jointly performed by Tunisie Telecom and Huawei saw a single user peak throughput of 706.14 Mbps acheived on a commercial network - a record-breaking high for Tunisia.

Recently, in the ‘ Conference of China’s IoT Industrial Ecology and Inaugurating Meeting for IoT Ecological Alliance in 2018’, Zhu Xiaotian, the general manager of China Unicom IoT Company expressed that, currently China Unicom has realized IoT national coverage, apart from promoting NB-IoT, they will also accelerate deploying network capabilities of eMTC, and it is estimated to activate the co

DNA and Ericsson are testing the capabilities of the 5G network in Kirkkonummi. The ongoing tests are a continuation of the 5G demo of February 2017. Their main goal is to test issues such as services enabled by 5G and the base-station-specific coverage area.

[Durban, South Africa, May 23, 2018] In a global first, MTN SA have successfully commercially deployed Huawei’s CloudAIR 2.0 solution to share spectrum between 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT radio technologies in the 900 MHz band.

Vodafone is continuing the evolution of its mobile network in the lead up to 5G, with the launch of 4.9G in Parramatta.

The availability of 5G services in the UAE is one step closer to reality as du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced its full readiness and ongoing network evolution to offer 5G network during the course of 2018.  This is ahead of the anticipated commercial rollout of the 3GPP compliant 5G terminals in 2019.  

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and MTS, the leading communications service provider in Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), together with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have jointly deployed Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology in Ufa City, Russia.

HRH Prince Saud bin Naif, governor of the eastern region, launched the first live 5G network of STC, for the first time in MENA launched. This launching is the initial phase for operating the service once 5G available in the global markets.

The mobile network of Vodafone now aligns itself with the customer. For even better reception and higher speeds, the Düsseldorf-based telecommunications company is now launching the new '5G Beam' technology. Behind this is an active and intelligent antenna technology (beamforming), which at the same time supplies numerous customers with high bandwidths in a reliable an

Ooredoo has today announced that the company is the first operator in the world to launch a live 5G network on the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.

Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2018: Etisalat today announced the launch of the first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE becoming the first telecom operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to achieve this technological milestone and set a industry benchmark

SEOUL, South Korea (May 14, 2018) – KT Corp.(KRX: 030200, NYSE: KT) has completed the construction of Rwanda’s nationwide LTE network, the first in Africa by Korea’s top mobile carrier, as part of its efforts to boost global exports in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

Tokyo, May, 11, 2018 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. to provide control units for 5G base station equipment aiming for the commercialization of 5G services. NEC is slated to carry out development that enables existing communication equipment, such as high-density base station equipment, to be fully compatible with 5G.

In Turkcell’s Tepebasi office, downlink gigabit speeds were achieved using the Ericsson Radio Dot System with carrier aggregation over 3 LTE frequency carriers, 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM, via two dual- band Radio Dots at one location.

Proximus is supporting Belgium's largest IoT project based on NB-IoT

Paris, France - Nokia and SFR have successfully completed a 5G call, using the 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over-the-air on the 3.5GHz frequency band. The test took place on  May 3rd, 2018, at the Nokia 5G Test Network and Competence Center in Paris-Saclay, France.

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