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

Italian 5G spectrum auction

The auction on 21 September raised 4.42 billion EUR, of which 2.2 billion EUR for mid-range frequencies

3.4-3.8 GHz auctions in Finland

The 130 MHz licences were awarded to the three different players

Austrian 3.4-3.8 GHz spectrum auctions

Auctions are planned for February 2019 with a total of 390 MHz of spectrum on sale.

Nokia and France Télévision pilot test for 8K UHD TV streaming over 5G

Nokia and France Télévisions test 8K UHD TV streaming using 5G on the Paris-Saclay Campus in France

Vodafone demonstrates a hologram call using 5G in Newbury, UK

Vodafone demonstrates a hologram call using 5G in Newbury, UK

5G commercial “firsts”

Some players started to announce they had launched commercially 5G.

3.6-3.8 GHz Spanish 5G spectrum auction raised 438 million EUR

Spanish auctions

Harmonised technical conditions for the 26 GHz band

Technical conditions for the use of millimeter wave bands

Latest News outside Europe

The FCC’s 5G Fast Plan

The FCC announced its 5G Fast Plan regarding spectrum, infrastructure and regulations

Ooredoo tests a driverless 5G flying taxi

Ooredoo tested a 5G connected aerial taxi at The Pearl-Qatar

Verizon 5G home services

Verizon started marketing 5G Home service on September 13th, 2018 with online orders.

Procedures for the 28 GHz US spectrum auctions

US 28 GHz auction is scheduled to start on November 14, 2018.

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