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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.

EE, part of BT Group, today unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect 580,000 homes across the UK, especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps. The service will provide customers with superfast broadband speeds at home using the power of EE’s 4G network.

Elisa took yet another step towards 5G networks on Wednesday 7 February, when VR, AR and game applications were tested in a 5G network that Elisa and Huawei had built in Pasila, Helsinki. The 5G network operates at the 3.5 GHz frequency, which is the most important 5G frequency band. The event also saw Europe’s first 5G gaming experience.

Madrid, February 6, 2018.- Telefónica and Huawei have achieved a new milestone with the world’s first Proof-of-Concept (PoC) testbed for 5G based vehicle communication networks (known as 5G-V2X) in their 5G Joint Innovation Lab at Madrid. This is another solid step to promote 5G commercialization and expand the 5G ecosystem after both companies completed 5G UCNC trial in 2017.

The telecom regulator yesterday gave Robi the go-ahead for tech neutrality as the country's first mobile operator in 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands, as part of plans to boost telecom service quality.

BTRC expects to earn over $100 million by offering tech neutrality to the operators, except for Teletalk and Citycell, said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of BTRC.

Telstra today opened a 5G Innovation Centre at its Southport Exchange on the Gold Coast where it will test next generation mobile technologies in Australian conditions to support the early commercial deployment of 5G mobile services in Australia.

Optus has announced its intention to commence the roll out of 5G technology in Australia by early 2019 with a fixed wireless product in key metro areas.

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) wireless network has delivered data speeds of a Gigabit per second (Gbps) in recent deployment testing, another network first for Canada's largest communications company.

Ukrainian mobile operators today sold the first licenses for frequencies under 4G networks. The total amount of the proceeds is UAH2.46 billion, UAH169 million more than the starting value.

Tatarstan in March of this year will begin testing mobile communication of 5G in Innopolis, and also in Kazan. This was reported by the agency "Tatar-Inform" with reference to the Minister of Informatization and Communications of the Republic of Roman Shaikhutdinov.

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Argentina telecommunications provider Telecom Argentina said on Wednesday it would invest $5 billion in the country through 2020 to expand its network and improve infrastructure.

A new 13-meter radio telescope, which will soon be launched in the Leningrad region, will increase the accuracy of the Russian navigation system GLONASS, TASS reports with reference to the Institute's scientific director Alexander Ipatov.

Amsterdam, 31 January 2018 - VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON).

Tallinn, Estonia, January 31, 2018 – Connected Baltics, the exclusive Sigfox operator of the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Levira, the leading digital services provider from Estonia, entered the IoT partnership to offer Sigfox’s low-powered connectivity into the Levira’s IoT offerings and solutions.

Today, at the 4G-tender, the operator lifecell purchased 2*15 MHz in the 2600 MHz band for the development of its own 4G-network. According to the results of the bid winning, the company will pay 909 250 000 UAH to the state treasury for the first two lots.

Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Dr. Ghazi Al Jbour, Orange Jordan officially announced the launch of the advanced 4G+ services (LTE- A Pro).

[Shanghai, China, January 25, 2018] Deutsche Telekom (DT), Intel and Huawei announced they have collaborated to achieve the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station.

“I’m happy to announce another step in our effort, to over time, leave Eurasia and focus on the Nordic and Baltic regions within the framework of our New Generation Telco strategy. I would also like to thank Geocell’s employees for their outstanding contributions and wish them all the best in the company’s next phase,” says Johan Dennelind, President and CEO of Telia Company. 

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decided to be liberal with the mobile phone operators and declare all of the five applicants eligible for the fourth generation licences.

A team of the commission has already evaluated the applications for the licence and spectrum auction, said Md Jahurul Haque, legal and licencing commissioner of the BTRC.

In February, Tele2 completes software upgrades at all broadcasting stations, resulting in the highest mobile internet download speeds in the whole of Estonia rising to 485 megabits per second.

The ongoing digitalization of our society is already changing many processes in business and private life are already changing. The most important requirement is that digitization must be simple, usable everywhere and secure. Modern technologies and network infrastructures from Deutsche Telekom help to network machines, cars and countless other things on the Internet of Things (IoT).

The decision of the GKRC was taken at the meeting after the report of the Union of Mobile Telecommunication Operators LTE was presented. The minutes of the meeting of the SCRM are published on the website of the Ministry of Communications. In particular, for the establishment of NB-IoT networks in Russia, the commission authorized the use of radio frequency bands 453-4

At the meeting of the State Commission for Radio Frequencies (GKRCH) held at the very end of 2017, a number of decisions were made that allow us to say that the development of the LTE-450 standard in Russia will receive a new impetus, and the future of projects for the construction of communication networks based on this standard may not be as unpromising as the experts drew in the forecasts.

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