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5G is going to change the world. Find out how this exciting technology is going to reshape your industry at this year's Total Telecom Congress   September 30th • New German security law could see Huawei smothered in red tape, causing headaches for the nation's major telcos which all rely heavily on the Chinese technology • Israeli government awards 5G licences to Hot Mobile, Pelephone and Partner Communications • Rakuten launches 5G at no extra cost to its customers, but is a price war brewing in Japan? • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was reassured by Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio that "Italy is fully conscious of (the need) to ensure the security of its 5G networks." Meanwhile, Huawei said it was prepared to reveal its "inner workings" to show its compliance   September 29th • The French 5G spectrum auction is underway • BT selects Nokia to fill the void left by Huawei when it comes to 5G  • TEOCO’s geo-analytics solution is now 5G ready • Network slicing could be key to accelerating 5G deplyoment   September 28th • Three Ireland's 5G network goes live, around a year later than its rivals   September 25th • Ericsson has partnered with Digital Catapult to launch the Industrial 5G Accelerator initiative, with Seagate, Siemens, and Tharsus all joining, The group presented their plan at this year's Connected Britain.  • A Huawei research centre working on 5G has caught fire in Dongguan, with blaze is now extinguished and no casualties reported • Greece starts tender for 5G spectrum auction, with Vodafone Greece lining up for a commercial launch of 5G services in Q1 of next year • Telefonica prepares to launch 5G in Germany's five largest cities next month • 5G subscriptions set to be nearly 30% of global market by end of 2025 say the GSA   September 24th • Ericsson reiterates the key role that 5G will play in the UK's economic prosperity in a session at Connected Britain    September 22nd • Nokia partners up with Gigamon to help optimise 5G network performance   • Dell Technologies, HGC, SmarTone, and VMware launch a Hong Kong 5G initiative, seeking cross-industry collaboration    September 21st • Leaked memos show that some Orange employees have reservations about the company's rollout of 5G, citing (misguided) health fears • AccelerComm raises £5.8 million in funding to scale up its 5G IP • As reliance on Chinese equipment shrinks, Bharti Airtel says both Ericsson and Nokia have committed to building 5G equipment in India • Slow rollout of 5G could leave European supply chains uncompetitive and lead to a loss of investment, suggests Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of the European Round Table for Industry   September 18th • Ericsson acquires Cradlepoint for $1.1 billion to expand its 5G offerings • US Cellular complete successful 5G mmWave trials at distances of 5km with Ericsson and Qualcomm • Indian government has no intention of excluding Huawei and ZTE from 5G infrastructure contracts, according to minister    September 17th • Rakuten and Telefonica have formed a partnership to focus on Open RAN technology, with potentially major ramifcations for the 5G vendor space • Ericsson, Qualcomm and U.S. Cellular achieve extended-range 5G data call over mmWave • Scottish government unveil new £4 million funding package for the rollout of 5G • The 5G Open Invitation Lab has seen a wave of 16 startups join its ranks, including FreedomFi, GenXComm, QuayChain   September 16th • Romanian telcos are unlikely to be awarded 5G licences in the remainder of this year, says regulator ANCOM • Spanish broadcaster TV3 plan to transmit live video of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship using cordless cameras connected to Vodafone's 5G network  • MATRIXX Software releases latest cloud-native charging solution, streamlining path to 5G adoption   September 15th • The Lithuanian foreign ministry is set to sign an agreement with the US tomorrow that may include the limitation or avoidance of Chinese tech • India may eshew ITU 5G standards for its own domestically developed alternative…

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