Nokia has been selected by the Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) as a supplier for the world's first LTE-R mobile broadband network to support railway operations and employee services. The network will be deployed on a railway line between Wonju and Gangneung as part of preparations for the major international sporting event being hosted by the country in 2018. KRNA is responsible for the development and maintenance of railway infrastructure in South Korea as well as a number of other countries.

Read more: Nokia to provide Korea Rail Network Authority with world's first LTE-R network to support...

Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications made further advances in satellite phone capability with the launch of the world's first dual mode, dual SIM phone.

Read more: Thuraya unlocks power of convergence and sets new standards with world's first dual mode, dual SIM...

Nokia and UAE GCAA, have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end UAS ecosystem that will make the UAE the first country in the world to allow the operation of drones by both businesses and government agencies in a safe, secure and managed environment.

Read more: Nokia collaborates with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority to pave way for safe and...

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 a quarter of all mobile subscriptions are forecast to be for 5G in 2022.

Read more: 5G subscriptions to reach half a billion in 2022: Ericsson Mobility Report

Sterlite Technologies' Telecom Software Division - Elitecore, is a global IT product and service provider, offering pre-integrated BSS, Packet-Core and Carrier Wi-Fi solution. Elitecore's Revenue and Customer Management (RCM) Platform has been enabling operators to launch, monetize and personalize Next Generation Services.

Read more: Elitecore's RCM Platform enables Next-gen data and voice services

CommScope says network convergence will be put on a high fiber diet as we move into the future of broadband. The company recently co-sponsored the "Broadband Outlook 2016" survey by Telecoms.com Intelligence that concluded fiber will play a crucial role in the development of 5G, as well as network speed in all FTTH deployments.

Read more: CommScope's vision of network convergence puts wireless and wireline solutions on a high fiber diet

MTN, theSouth Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, announced its partnership with Huawei to launch the first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solution in Africa - a Smart Water Metering solution designed to help MTN develop their NB-IoT services to explore new markets in the continent.

Read more: Huawei and MTN partner to launch first NB-IoT solution in Africa

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