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GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC partner to deliver connectivity to rural communities

Pioneering project will deliver mobile Internet connectivity to unconnected communities in Ghana more
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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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Vodafone partners with Nokia to deliver 5G

5G services to begin rolling out in the first half of 2020 more
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Verizon launches exclusive Inseego 5G MiFi M1000 nationwide; turns on 5G Ultra Wideband network in St. Paul

Inseego MiFi is the first 5G hotspot and fifth 5G-enabled device on Verizon’s 5G network. St. Paul, MN joins Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Providence as a Verizon 5G mobility city

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Telefónica Deutschland modernizes transport network for 5G with Infinera DRX Series

Infinera announced today that Telefónica Deutschland, a Tier 1 operator in Germany, selected the Infinera DRX Series to modernize its nationwide mobile transport network. The Infinera DRX Series, a disaggregated router family that combines a carrier-class white box portfolio with the field-proven and scalable Infinera CNOS software, enables Telefónica Deutschland to prepare its nationwide mobile transport network for 5G mobile services with scale, efficiency, and automation

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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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Commercial IoT CMPs had 1 billion devices under management in mid-2019

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices managed on commercial IoT connectivity management platforms (CMPs) will grow at a CAGR of 32.6 percent from 770 million in 2018 to reach 3.15 billion by 2023. This accounted for about 63 percent of the total installed base of cellular IoT devices in 2018

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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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