Fixed broadband network operator, Hong Kong Broadband Network has been granted a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license by the Office of the Communications Authority. It has signed a MoU with China Mobile Hong Kong, and says it is in discussions with two other local mobile network operators, with a view to launching mobile services to both the residential and corporate markets. It expects to soft launch the service in August.

Read more: Hong Kong Broadband gets into mobile telephony

Ericsson says it has demonstrated communication with a moving vehicle at 7Gbps using prototype 5G technology and, separately, it has announced what it says is a 'world first' demonstration of 5G network infrastructure implemented using software defined networking.

Read more: Ericsson demos 5G in motion & 5G SDN infrastructure

The US Government has taken a significant step to securing the nation's leadership in the rapidly developing 5G mobile industry, announcing of a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enable the deployment and use of four city-scale testing platforms for advanced wireless research over the next decade.

Read more: US Government pledges $400m for 5G development

Intracom Telecom, the global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the signing of an agreement with Lintasarta, one of the leading and most comprehensive ICT companies in Indonesia, to supply its latest Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) wireless system, WiBAS-OSDR along with company's network management system (uni|MS).

Read more: Intracom Telecom delivers Enterprise Customer Radio Connectivity for Lintasarta in Indonesia

Nokia is to help China Mobile transition its network to a flexible cloud network infrastructure that, according to Nokia, will provide 'seamless connectivity that will more efficiently meet the ever-growing data demands of [China Mobile's] subscriber base. It has announced a one-year frame agreement with China Mobile worth 9.927 billion Yuan ($1.5b)

Read more: Nokia scores $1.5b network deal with China Mobile

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) and KBZ Gateway Company (KBZ) have forged a partnership to provide satellite-based networks serving Myanmar with high speed data connectivity services. And the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar is to use services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country's wireless communications infrastructure, and expand broadband access for businesses.

Read more: AsiaSat and Intelsat win business in Myanmar

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