VODAFONE UK 4G
United Kingdom -- Vodafone UK has selected Ericsson to evolve its 4G networks in London and southern England using technologies such as Massive MIMO and Carrier Aggregation, which will help deliver improved capacity and end-user performance. Massive MIMO technology utilizes advanced antenna arrays to improve the quality of radio signals and capacity, ...
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Nokia Bell Labs
Espoo, Finland -  Nokia has announced a significant industry breakthrough in the effort to better support mobile fronthaul and latency sensitive services. In a world-first, Nokia Bell Labs showed it is now possible to use a commercial next generation PON (NG-PON) to transport ultra-low latency CPRI streams via a standard ...
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Vodacom LTE
South Africa -- Vodacom South Africa has achieved download speeds of 240Mbps over its LTE-Advanced network at the Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, by refarming existing spectrum and utilising ‘advanced antenna technologies’. The operator said that higher speeds could be expected in the future, following the launch of new generation handsets. Vodacom Group CTO ...
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Telenor Bulgaria 4G
Bulgaria -- Telenor Bulgaria is reportedly trialling LTE-Advanced technology using carrier aggregation (CA) in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands. Telenor Bulgaria recently received additional frequencies in the 2100MHz band (2×15MHz), with the spectrum allocated by telecoms regulator the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) for use from 26 March until 26 September. Telenor launched its ...
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Russia -- Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, through its Moscow-based subsidiary Intracom Svyaz, last month signed a USD 25 million contract to supply its new E-Band, ultra high capacity Ethernet radio, UltraLink™-FX80, to MTS Russia, the country’s largest mobile operator. The duration of the agreement is 2 ...
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5G for India
To meet the growing demand for high-speed mobile broadband services, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Sprint (NYSE: S) are driving technology leadership and extending the LTE TDD ecosystem with a live demonstration of Gigabit Class LTE TDD data speeds. The demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona uses LTE technology ...
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Russia -- Russian mobile operator MTS has expanded the coverage of its LTE network in  the Murmansk region in 2016, covering 17 additional settlements and increasing its footprint by 150 percent.Broadband at up to 75 Mbps is available for 600,000 residents in the region. The operator used the 1,800 MHz band ...
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Telefonica NB-IoT Telemetry
Chile -- Telefónica alongwith Huawei, and Kamstrup have successfully launched their first public telemetry project with real user data using NarrowBand IoT technology (NB-IoT). Together, the group successfully tested connectivity management of a telemetry solution for residential water meters. Telemetry will allow clients to know their day-to-day use, will facilitate accurate invoicing ...
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MTS Russia
Belarus -- Mobile operator MTS Belarus has announced that more than 520,000 subscribers are now using its 4G LTE services. The Telco also revealed that its LTE service now covers around 75% of the country’s urban population. MTS Belarus offers its LTE service over the networks of Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud), which owns ...
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Cellcard 4G LTE
Cambodia -- Cambodia's leading telecom player, Cellcard, is planning to roll out nationwide 4G LTE services by April. Cellcard has hired Nokia to expand and modernize its 3G and LTE networks, including deployment of around 1,500 new cell sites. The operator has reportedly invested around $150 million in the 4G expansion project and ...
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Airtel Kenya
Kenya -- Airtel Kenya will launch 4G LTE network trial in the capital Nairobi next week, chief executive Adil El Youssefi revealed to the Daily Nation. Airtel Kenya will initially launch the LTE trail with 40 base stations in Nairobi, that will later be expanded to 45 other sites in major towns, including ...
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MTN Irancell 4.5G
Iran -- MTN Irancell, Iran’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, has commercially launched its 4.5G LTE-Advanced services. MTN Irancell carried out trials of LTE-Advanced mobile data services in October 2016. MTN Irancell achieved peak download speeds of 1.2Gbps, and upload speeds of 66Mbps in LTE-Advanced trial . The trials were conducted using ...
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SaskTel 4G LTE
Saskatchewan -- SaskTel has expanded its LTE coverage for the first time to 62 towers in rural Saskatchewan increasing speeds in these areas by up to 10 times. The towers upgraded to LTE in rural areas include - the rural areas and communities around Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, along Highway 11 between ...
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MTS Russia
Russia -- MTS Russia has started deploying its dual-band LTE-Advanced network in the Lipetsk region The network is currently available in the town of Gryazi. The operator provides LTE-Advanced services aggregating 1,800 MHz and 2,600 MHz bands, offering mobile broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps ...
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Nepal Telecom rolls out 4G services in Kathmandu, Pokhara
Nepal -- Nepal Telecom (NT) has signed 41,000 4G LTE subscribers in its first 15 days of service. Nepal Telecom launched its LTE service on 1 January. 4G services are currently available in most parts of Kathmandu and Pokhara. The 4G services will initially be available only for post-paid subscribers. However, the operator ...
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AT&T to test 5G NR with Ericsson and Qualcomm to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments
United States -- AT&T has confirmed the shutdown of its GSM network from 01 January, freeing up spectrum for LTE and 5G services. “Today, our 3G and 4G LTE networks cover 99% of Americans,” John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of technology and operations, wrote in an AT&T blog post ...
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Singapore -- Singtel launches 450 Mbps LTE-Advanced service nationwide Singapore telecommunications operator Singtel has launched nationwide LTE-Advanced service. Singtel claimed that the newly launched LTE-Advanced network is 50 percent faster than existing LTE services. According to the telco its new network is capable of supporting network speeds up to 450 Mbps. The ...
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Sweden -- Hutchison Whampoa unit 3 Sweden has announced plan to launch voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services for its customers. The VoLTE service will be available as beta testing from 1 February 2017. The operator said that customers interested in taking park should sign up through the 3Beta forum by 28 February.  The ...
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T-Mobile US 4G LTE
United States -- T-Mobile released a video last week showing a smartphone achieving download speed of nearly 1Gbps over its LTE network. According to the carrier's CTO Neville Ray, T-Mobile achieved this speed using three carrier aggregation, 4 x 4 MIMO and 256 QAM. "This is the fastest speed possible on a mobile ...
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Ooredoo Maldives 4G+
Maldives -- Ooredoo has launched 4G+ network to 40 new locations across the Maldives, moving forward with its efforts to expand its 4G+ network to all local islands and resorts by 15th January 2017. Ooredoo announced the launch at a special ceremony held at A.DhDhangethi, one of the islands which will now ...
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airtel India 4G
India -- Airtel today announced a special offer under which it will offer free 4G data for 12 months to customers who switch to Airtel 4G. The offer is addition to its existing unlimited calling schemes by adding 3GB free 4G data, worth up to Rs 9,000, for non-users of its 4G ...
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Reliance Jio starts ‘Happy New Year’, offering free 4G data
India -- Reliance Jio’s ‘Welcome Offer’, under which the Greenfield operator was offering unlimited data, voice and video calls and messaging access to its users has ended on December 31. However, the Indian users have really happy start of the new year as the telco has replaced its ‘welcome offer’ with the ...
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Nepal Telecom rolls out 4G services in Kathmandu, Pokhara
Nepal -- Nepal Telecom has rolled out 4G mobile network for the first time on Sunday. The telco said that 4G services will offer double the speed compared to that of 3G services currently in use. Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki inaugurated the service at a special function in ...
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India -- India has again given a strong indication that it is serious about 5G and IoT technologies. Earlier it is reported that India is planning to adopt 5G technology alongside other developed markets as well as working on projects to influence the 5G technology advancements. The government of India has ...
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Snapdeal to home deliver Reliance Jio 4G SIM
India -- Snapdeal has sent out an email to select customers saying that it will now home-deliver Jio SIM cards. Those who received the email can enter details and time when and where they want the SIM to be delivered. The mailer says that Snapdeal will choose their premium customers for this ...
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India -- A joint study by ASSOCHAM and Deloitte found that as many as 950 million Indians have no access to the Internet despite lower data tariffs and falling smartphone pricing. "Internet penetration is increasing in India, the access to affordable broadband, smart devices and monthly data packages is required to ...
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Taiwan -- Taiwanese telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has completed the first 5G tests, both indoors and outdoors, on 15GHz frequency bands in cooperation with Ericsson which provided prototype 5G equipment, according to FET. Earlier this year FET extended its cooperation with Ericsson for developing 5G and IoT in Taiwan. The tests ...
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Telkomsel 4.5G trial
Indonesia -- Telkomsel started 4.5G network trial in the city of Surabaya. This network is claimed capable of delivering data at speeds up to 300 Mbps. "Now customers can try and feel the super fast network experince 4.5G," said Executive Vice President Telkomsel, Ririn Widaryani on the sidelines of 4.5G trial in ...
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5G for India
United States -- The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that there will be 550 million 5G subscriptions in 2022. North America will lead the way in uptake of 5G subscriptions, where 25 percent of all subscriptions will be 5G in 2022, representing the highest market penetration in the ...
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Finland -- TeliaSonera Finland together with Nokia have achieved download speeds of 640Mbps and upload speeds of 131Mbps during tests of 4G LTE technology. Sonera’s current commercial LTE network has maximum 4G connection rates of 375Mbps and 50Mbps for downlink and uplink respectively. It is worth mentioning that Sonera is planning to ...
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MTN Congo launches LTE '4G Turbo'
Republic of Congo -- MTN Congo launched the first commercial 4G services under the ‘4G Turbo’ banner. MTN said that the service is currently available in selected areas of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. The deployment will first focus on these two cities and then progress to Dolisie, Oyo and Ouesso. MTN is offering its ...
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Belgium -- ZTE and Belgium Telenet, completed an outfield Pre5G test, making itself the first operator in Europe to have achieved 1.3Gbps download speed in real network condition. That's four times faster than 4G's maximum download speed, enabling a successful download 13.3GB HD movie in no more than 90 seconds during ...
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Asia Pacific Telecom 4G
Taiwan -- Asia Pacific Telecom Co, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, has launched a new 4G package as the operator is planning to boost interest in its 4G services. Asia Pacific Telecom unveiled the new package that expands the scope of its unlimited free voice calls plan to calls ...
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Reliance jio 4G Launch
India -- Greenfield 4G operator Reliance Jio aggressive launch with 'free 4G services' has forced other telecom operators (Vodafone, Airtel and Idea) to counter with similar offers in a bid to stop migration of users to Jio. Looking at the current ‘free strategy’, there are chances that Reliance Jio may extend ...
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United States -- 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced the publication of LTE and 5G Technologies Enabling the Internet of Things, a report focused on the key radio technologies specified by the 3GPP global standards body that aim to create ...
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Nokia 5G
United States -- Nokia is to showcase its latest 5G-related innovations at IEEE Globecom 2016, showcasing technologies that will be the basis of the next-generation of dynamic networks. Through demonstrations and plenary discussions at the event, Nokia will show how operators can maximize resources such as spectrum to deliver the vastly ...
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India -- India’s newest 4G mobile network operator, Reliance Jio has crossed the 50 million subscriber mark by 1 December. Jio achieved this milestone in less than three months after its full-fledged 4G services launch to emerge as the largest broadband operator in the country. According to sources, Reliance Jio — setting ...
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Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, November 29, 2016
United States -- Worldwide 4G smartphones are expected to show double-digit uptake at 21.3 per cent Year-on-Year growth for 2016, reaching 1.17 billion units, up from 967 million in 2015 according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. However, the Y-o-Y growth of worldwide ...
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India -- Reliance Jio Infocomm seems to be the next big player focused on LTE networks and services in the Indian market. Reliance Industries Limited says its Jio Digital service is dedicated to India and 120 crore Indians. Ambani said at the launch of its 4G LTE network, “Jio is a data-strong ...
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Mr. Zhang Jiayi, the president of Huawei Antenna Business Unit
Japan -- Huawei released its 4.5G & 5G-oriented Modern Antenna System, including the FDD/TDD Converged Antenna, GDP+ series antennas, 3D Hexa-beam antenna and Digital Antenna System, at the 2016 Global MBB Forum. Huawei claimed that its modern antenna system features maximized network efficiency, simplified site structure, and efficient O&M, which promises to ...
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Verizon Wireless
United States -- Bluegrass Cellular has launched LTE-Advanced network, claiming up to 50% faster download speeds. The technology works by combining multiple wireless connections for added capacity, which then increases speed for users. Bluegrass 4G LTE-Advnced expansion is made possible in part through Bluegrass’s partnership with Verizon Wireless. In 2010, Bluegrass became ...
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Vodafone Group
Netherlands -- Vodafone Netherlands has launched both VoLTE and VoWiFi for its customers. vodafone said that subscribers will benefit from HD call quality, and added that the new technology works faster and more effectively both indoors and outdoors. Using a lower frequency band (800MHz) 4G can cover longer distances more easily and penetrate ...
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Nigeria -- Glo has expanded its 4G LTE network to additional 20 locations, including Ikorodu in Lagos, Ota in Ogun State and Zuba in Abuja going live on the network.Glo 4G LTE is now live in over 60 locations. Globacom announced this in a press statement from its head office in Victoria ...
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Algar Telecom
Brazil -- Algar Telecom launched its long awaited commercial 4G LTE in the 700MHz spectrum on November 18, 2016. Algar has made the new service live in the mining cities of Uberlandia and Ituiutaba in the state of Minas Gerais. The launch follows successful tests in Rio Verde (Goias state),that was the first ...
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Vodafone Zambia 4G
South Africa -- Airspan Networks Inc. a leading provider of LTE small cell and small cell backhaul solutions revealed that Afrimax-Vodafone Group has successfully completed the deployment of Airspan’s leading LTE-Advanced indoor and outdoor network solutions. Afrimax–Vodafone Group is the first to deploy the Band 40 2.3GHz TDD which combines LTE and ...
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Orange Spain
Spain -- Orange Spain has announced the launch of VoLTE service over its 4G and 4G+ network throughout the country. The technology will offer better voice quality, faster call set-up and simultaneous access to 4G data connections without interruptions, said Orange, with postpay customers able to access the service free of charge ...
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Australia -- Telstra along with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies has successfully executed network and device testing of data communications on Cat M1 with the MDM9206 modem, designed to support LTE Cat-M1 for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services, utilizing the 700 MHz band (Band 28). This commercial technical milestone was achieved ...
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Li Jinge, President Huawei AsiaPacific
Australia -- Huawei's Asia Pacific Innovation Day kicked off in Sydney yesterday morning, with Asia-Pacific president Li Jinge opening the 'Brilliance of Exploration' event attended by 150 experts and researchers from many different industries, institutions, government agencies and representatives of the media. Abdurazak Mudesir, Huawei's VP of 5G marketing Europe, explained the ...
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Nokia 5G cmWave
Singapore -- Singapore's StarHub have achieved ultra-high speed of 4.3 Gigabits per second and latency of just 1 millisecond using Nokia AirScale platform in a 'live' setting conducted over 5G cmWave. cmWaves are carrier frequencies between 3 and 30 GHz, i.e. wavelengths between 1 and 10 centimeters. These frequencies are set to ...
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Nepal 4G
Nepal – Nepal Telecom (NT) will start commercial 4G offering from December 15. Nepal Telecom has submitted its work plan to begin 4G service to the telecom regulator, Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA). Nepal Telecom is planning to launch 4G service from December 15 in different parts Kathmandu and Pokhara after receiving clearance ...
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Claro Brazil
Brazil -- Brazilian operator Claro has expanded its 4G network in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Claro’s 4G service is now available in the municipalities of Araruama, Carmo, Macuco and Sumidoro. Besides these four, the operator provides 4G in another 21 cities in the state. According to Sanjy Consutlting Group mobile operator ...
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Optus
Australia -- Optus has planned further investments worth AUD3.5 million into its 4G network, in Ballarat and Bendigo over the next two years in a bid to improve network coverage. Optus will build new towers at Ballarat Base Hospital, Newington, Alfredton, Delacombe, Lake Wendouree North, Ballarat Airport and Bonshaw. The investment will ...
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Nokia
Finland - - Nokia has expanded its Cloud Packet Core portfolio with a solution tailored specifically for global enterprises, the public sector and smaller operators. Nokia Cloud Packet Core, based upon cloud native technology, will help accelerate the move to Smart Cities, improve the safety and efficiency of employees and expand mobile ...
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India -- Telenor India has launched 4G services in Hajipur in Bihar and Jharkhand circle. Hajipur is the third city in Bihar & Jharkhand circle where the Telenor has expanded its 4G services. Prior to Hajipur, Telenor launched its 4G services in Ranchi and Dhanbad in the month of July and August ...
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China -- China Telecom have signed an agreement with Nokia to expand the deployment of 4G technology in 19 provinces in China, allowing China Telecom to enhance coverage and capacity as well as the quality of experience for subscribers, while paving the way toward the introduction of 5G technology. By expanding the ...
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