As 5G is gearing up for market deployment, the European 5G Observatory provides updates on all of the latest market developments, including actions being undertaken by the private and public sectors, in the field of 5G. The 5G observatory also delivers an analysis of the strategic implications of the 5G Action Plan and other public policy objectives.

The Observatory focuses on 5G developments in Europe, along with major international developments (USA, Japan, China, South Korea) that could impact the European market.

Latest News in Europe

First 5G auction in the Netherlands will start on June 29

Licenses will allocate spectrum in the 5G-suitable 700 MHz

UK regulator updates on spectrum auction plans

Ofcom welcome comments on the matters set out in this consultation by 12 June 2020

Swedish operators launch 5G networks

Swedish operators Telia and Tele2 have announced the launch of 5G commercial networks in the country

Deutsche Telekom to launch 5G in 14 other German cities this year, update on Vodafone and Telefonica

By the end of 2020, the number of 5G sites is expected to climb to nearly 1,500

VodafoneZiggo activates 5G on existing spectrum in Netherlands

The company said that 5G coverage will reach all the Netherlands by late July

Belgium grants provisional 5G licences in the 3.5 GHz band

5G auction is delayed due to a disagreement between federal and regional governments

Austria sets date for delayed 5G auction

The auction was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak

ANFR published the first detailed EMF measurements on 5G pilots in the 3.6 GHz band in France

The results obtained have led the ANFR to propose a new wave exposure measurement indicator

Sweden announces multi-band 5G auction in November 2020

The auction is scheduled on November 10, 2020

all news in Europe

Latest News outside Europe

Australian operators Telstra and Optus expand their 5G network

Telstra launched 5G services in May 2019, Optus did it in November 2019

Singapore awards 5G licenses

The two winners will deploy StandAlone 5G networks early January 2021

5G commercial launches in Hong Kong

HKT, Hutchison 3 and China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) launched 5G services on April 1

Japanese operators launched 5G services

Three out of four mobile service providers launched 5G services

all news outside Europe

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