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Mobily, Ericsson trial 5G on spectrum sharing-
September 19, 2020

Mobily has teamed up with Ericsson to trial 5G on 800/1800 MHz band using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing. The trial showed 5G capabilities in a real-world environment over a live network, including tests on speed and latency.

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing allows both 4G and 5G to be deployed in the same band and on the same radio through a software upgrade – instantly allocating spectrum between the two mobile technologies based on user demand on a one"...

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Saudi Arabia's STC asks banks to pitch for subsidiary IPO -sources
September 16, 2020

DUBAI- Saudi Arabia's Co STC has asked banks to pitch for roles in a potential public offering of its products and services development arm, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

STC, Saudi Arabia's largest telecoms operator, sent a request for proposals to international and local banks last week for STC Solutions (STCS), said the sources, who declined to be identified"...

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Vodafone may reconsider price of Egypt sale to Saudi Telecom
September 13, 2020

RIYADH: Vodafone may reconsider the planned sale price of its Egyptian unit to Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) in the light of changing economic realities, according to sources familiar with the deal.

The move has reportedly come as a result of sustained pressure in the course of this year on the share price of British-owned Vodafone, which has seen its stock lose about a quarter of its value year-to-date....

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CGTN: Beijing to Build Pilot Free Trade Zone to Further Open Up Services Industry
September 6, 2020

China's central government will support Beijing in setting up a pilot free trade zone characterizing scientific and technological innovation, opening up of the services sector and the digital economy.

The decision was announced at the opening of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing on Friday.

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Mavenir Supports Vodafone in Live OpenRAN Network for Rural Coverage in the UK
August 28, 2020

Vodafone UK has become the first UK mobile operator to switch on an OpenRAN 4G site, partnering with Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). This deployment in Wales is connecting Vodafone customers around the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys. Vodafone plans to use OpenRAN to more cost-effectively extend 4G services to rural communities and introduce new suppliers in the radio network. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200827005273/en/ OpenRAN increases flexibility, agility, speed of rollout, and helps to decrease costs by using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and new innovative virtualised and open solutions. OpenRAN is the foundational principle of open interfaces and product interoperability. It is based on initiatives from the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and O-RAN Alliance, and will lead......

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Mavenir and Turkcell Enable World’s First OpenRAN vRAN Call with Fully Containerized CU/DU and Open Front Haul
August 27, 2020

Mavenir, the industry's leading end-to-end cloud-native network software provider for CSPs, and Turkcell, Turkey’s leading digital operator today announce the world’s first OpenRAN vRAN call fully containerized with O-RAN Split 7.2 architecture, in Turkey.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200826005247/en/

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P.I. Works and Beeline Russia Partner to Transform Mobile Experience of Millions
August 25, 2020

Beeline, a prominent digital operator in Russia, has selected P.I. Works’ advanced network services and cutting-edge automation technology to transform its network operations and enhance customer experience.

The partnership involves the deployment of P.I. Works’ 24/7 Automated Network Management solution and its Performance Management solution for Beeline’s 2G, 3G and"...

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SES Picks SpaceX to Launch Four Additional O3b mPOWER Satellites
August 20, 2020

SES announced today that it has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver the four newly-ordered O3b mPOWER spacecraft of its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Just like the initial seven O3b mPOWER satellites procured, these additional four satellites will be launched into space on board Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral. A total of four Falcon 9 rockets will be used to support the deployment of all O3b mPOWER satellites.

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SES Selects United Launch Alliance to Launch Two C-Band Satellites to Accelerate C-Band Clearing
August 5, 2020

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, has selected U.S.-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch two C-band satellites. This launch is part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan to meet the Federal Communications Commission’s objectives to roll out 5G services in the United States. ULA’s Atlas V rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2022 and carry the two stacked satellites. Earlier this year, SES contracted with American companies Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company to deliver four C-band satellites. These satellites will enable SES to clear 280MHz of mid-band spectrum for 5G use while seamlessly migrating SES’s existing C-band customers and ensuring the continued delivery of digital television to nearly 120 million American TV homes and other critical data services. ULA will launch the two C-band satellites manufactured by Boeing. SES is investing in America through its C-band transition......

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SES Selects SpaceX for Launch of New C-Band Satellites
August 5, 2020

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announced today that American launch provider SpaceX will provide launch capability for up to 3 of its C-band satellites over two launches as part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch two C-band satellites built by Northrop Grumman as well as provide enhanced protection to rapidly launch a contingency satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2022 allowing SES to meet the Federal Communications Commission’s time-critical objective to roll out 5G services across the United States. In June, SES announced it contracted American companies Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company to deliver four C-band satellites in accordance with SES’s accelerated C-band clearing plan. These......

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