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Hrvatski Telekom, the forerunner of digitalisation and digital transformation in Croatia, has unveiled the new Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network technology. The technology is intended for devices that do not require continuous network connection and that send extremely small amounts of data with no need for SMS, MMS, or voice communication.

Elisa has become the first in Finland to have a national network ready for NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) that is available in every Finnish municipality.

To be ready for the future, Proximus and Huawei are testing 5G, the next generation mobile technology. 5G will enable faster speeds, higher capacities and shorter response times. Businesses and residential customers will benefit from this new technology.

Vodafone Hungary announced the launch of the 4G+ service in February 2017 in the capital and Tatabánya with continuous developments across the country, including many big cities and settlements around Lake Balaton.

Brooklyn 5G Summit, New York, US - Nokia and NTT DOCOMO are collaborating at the Brooklyn 5G Summit to showcase a 5G technology innovation that will deliver massive-capacity to address the increased demand in video data and applications.

In Vienna, a new mobile technology technology celebrated its Austrian premiere on Thursday: In Seestadt Aspern, Telekom provider Drei has taken the first step into the age of 5G, the next mobile generation, with the launch of one of the world's first commercial operations Massive MIMO, a so-called Pre5G technology. With the newly introduced frequency spectrum, Drei can increase its

BOCA RATON, Fla. and HELSINKI, Finland, April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Colony, a global investment firm focused on enabling the next generation of mobile and internet infrastructure, today announced that a Digital Colony affiliate has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100 percent of the capital in Digita Oy ("Digita") from First State Investments ("First State").

17.04.2018 - VIVACOM builds its mobile network in five of the largest cities in the country, introducing the next generation of technology - 4.5G or LTE Advanced. This provides telecom customers with higher download speeds from the Internet - up to 150 Mbps for download. Thus, the telecom users will be able to watch video seamlessly, live and surf the worl

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.

Vodafone UK has acquired 50 MHz of spectrum in the 3400 MHz band for mobile data services in Ofcom’s auction for a total cost of £378.2 million (€433.4 million).*

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said:

"The acquisition of 40MHz of 3.4GHz spectrum positions us well for our launch of future 5G services and consolidates our position as one of the world’s leading providers of communications services.

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.

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