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The European Commission alleges Telefónica breached commitments given to secure clearance of E-Plus acquisition

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Telefónica Deutschland alleging the company breached commitments it offered to secure the Commission's approval under the EU Merger Regulation of its acquisition of E-Plus in 2014

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Sprint announces commercial 5G service to launch in may starting in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City

At MWC Barcelona, Sprint announced that standards-based 5G is now on-air, with commercial service expected to launch starting in May. Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City are expected to be among the first cities to offer commercial 5G service; with Houston,Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington D.C. also slated to launch in the first half of 2019

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Low Power Mobile IoT networks now available from all leading IoT operators worldwide

94 Mobile IoT networks available worldwide covering all major IoT markets; Thousands of developers are building trusted IoT solutions more
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Products

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NTT DOCOMO to set up test lab in Guam for 5G verifications

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced that it will begin operating DOCOMO 5G Open LabTM GUAM as a 5G technology verification center in Guam more
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Nokia and Korea Telecom to conduct 5G trials for service automation, network virtualization and slicing

Nokia software solutions will allow KT to conduct trials of 5G Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and network slicing. The joint trials reaffirm KT's technology leadership position in the region's growing 5G ecosystem

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Philippine Red Cross to employ Nokia Drone Networks solution to aid disaster response

Nokia Drone Networks is part of the Nokia Saving Lives nonprofit initiative, which is supported by the GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund and mobile operator Smart Communications. Rescuers benefit from broadband networks, connected drones, automation and analytics, as well as solution-trained volunteers 
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Interviews

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Emerging markets - New technologies, new opportunities and new business models

In the current uncertain economic climate the so-called ‘emerging’ nations - once the cinderellas of the global economy - now present some of the most exciting business opportunities. So, do we approach them using tried and tested business models, or do we take advantage of these relatively green field opportunities to break new ground - leapfrogging legacy technologies with ‘reverse innovation’, and putting new ideas to the test?

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Helping operators boost profitability from mobile services

Today's Mobile Operators face a formidable challenge. As customer demand moves from voice to data services, the volume of data traffic crossing the Mobile Operator's network continues to grow exponentially, driving up the cost of the network. At the same time, however, the average revenue per user is generally remaining flat, severely impacting the profitability of their business

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Surfing the Data Tsunami - solutions for mobile data offload

At peak times, 3G networks can barely handle the traffic surge as users scramble for high-speed, data-guzzling mobile applications. Ironically, most of that traffic is accessing Internet content on other providers' servers, while the carriers are simply bearing the traffic burden, forcing them to invest ever greater amounts of money to ease bottlenecks in the infrastructure for no greater returns

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Articles

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Mobile World Congress 2019: A Preview by John Strand, Strand Consult

Every year for the last 15 years, Strand Consult has published previews of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). 2019 will be a different year than before. Indeed, following last year’s event, Huawei’s sponsorship of MWC for 2019 was settled before the company would emerge in political and regulatory crosshairs. Indeed MWC used to be in early February, but that was moved to accommodate Chinese New Year. 2019 has not been a Happy New Year for the Chinese, so far it is an annus horribilis for them

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New GSMA report highlights how 5G, Artificial Intelligence and IoT will transform the Americas

Impacting multiple sectors, intelligent connectivity set to transform region; Americas to have 260 million 5G connections by 2025 more
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Frost & Sullivan experts disclose operators’ 5G strategies in Europe

Partnerships with companies in vertical markets and emerging countries crucial for greater acceptance of the technology more
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