Venezuela targets 4G development

09 September 2019

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has invited Russian telecom companies, along with Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE, to develop a nationwide 4G telecommunication network in the Bolivarian Republic.

Development of the 4G network system will become a part of the socialist corporation of the telecommunications and postal services sector of Venezuela, he said. However, Maduro did not specify the range of potential investments into the project.

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Polish regulator calls for legal changes to enable 5G roll-out

09 September 2019

Poland’s telecom regulator Prezes Urzedu Komunikacji Elektronicznej (UKE) has urged the government to press ahead with regulatory changes related to permissible radiation levels that are key to rolling out next-generation 5G networks in the country in line with EU requirements. 

All EU members are obliged to have an operational 5G network in at least one city by the close of 2020.

However, Poland first has to raise the acceptable level for radiation emitted from the highly efficient base stations that must be built for 5G. 

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Brazil starts 5G testing

06 September 2019

Trials on the 3.5 GHz frequency are being executed with Chinese tech giant Huawei and public research and development body, CERTI foundation

Trials on the 3.5 GHz frequency are being executed with Chinese tech giant Huawei and public research and development body, CERTI foundation

Telecom Italia’s Brazilian subsidiary TIM has started the first 5G tests in South America’s largest nation ahead of commercial launch of the technology forecast for 2021.

Trials on the 3.5 GHz frequency in Florianópolis, the capital of southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, are being executed with Chinese tech giant Huawei and CERTI foundation, a public research and development body.

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Huawei wants Morocco to be 5G pioneer in Africa

23 August 2019

Chinese tech firm Huawei said it wants Morocco to be the first country to launch 5G in Africa.

The company outlined its goal for the north African country at the 9th annual North African suppliers conference in Skhirat, south of Rabat in July.

“We are the [world] leaders in 5G, and we want to be the leader in Morocco,” said Chakib Achour, the marketing and strategy director of Huawei in Morocco. “We want the Kingdom to be the first to launch 5G in Africa.” According to Achour, the company is now only waiting for the green light from the government.

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