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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.

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 – FEBRUARY 26, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced at Mobile World Congress that Sprint has purchased 5G-ready massive MIMO solutions from Samsung, which includes deployment of Samsung’s latest MIMO technology solutions on Sprint’s 2.5GHz TDD-LTE network.

Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2018] Huawei and Bouygues Telecom announced today a joint innovation program to experiment 5G in France. Bouygues Telecom is part of the first operators worldwide to experiment 5G 3GPP in field with Huawei. Bordeaux will be the first city for a 5G network trial, from single site to multi-site coverage.

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,, 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.

Grameenphone today announced the launch of 4G service in selected areas of Dhaka city and Chittagong, marking the beginning of its nationwide rollout of 4G services.

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.

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