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

700 MHz auction results in Sweden

PTS announced results for the first stage of its 700 MHz spectrum auction for 5G

Agreement signed to strengthen cooperation in cybersecurity and 5G

Representatives of the ECSO and the 5G IA have committed to working together to create a secure and trustworthy 5G communication network in Europe.

11 5G projects in the UK

6.85 billion GBP for full fibre and 5G upgrades by 2021

Important progress on roadmaps

Best practices and common elements for national 5G strategies reported by the European Commission

The BundesNetzAgentur released 5G auction final conditions

The BundesNetzAgentur released 5G auction draft conditions awaiting final validation in November 26, 2018.

5G in the UK: EE expands 5G trials while 3 UK reveals a £2 billion investment plan

EE announced the opening of nine sites for 5G NR trials, and 3 UK announced an investment plan for the development and commercial launch of 5G services

700MHz auctions planned for 2019 in Spain and Belgium

The frequency band will be gradually released for 5G applications by March 2020 in Spain

Vodafone announced its 5G partners in Germany

Vodafone Germany partners up with Deutsche Bahn and automobile firms for the first 5G mast in the country.

ARCEP consultation: 5G and Innovation

ARCEP launched a public consultation on 5G spectrum allocation methods and conditions

Latest News outside Europe

5G Spectrum in Asia Pacific

Chinese and Australian operators have been allocated 5G spectrum bands to prepare for 5G commercial launch

Commercial 5G Network launch in South-Korea

SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus turned on their 5G networks

NTT DoCoMo pre-commercial launch of 5G services in September 2019

1,800 companies joined DoCoMo’s 5G Open partner program that expects to reach 5,000 partners by 2021

The FCC’s 5G Fast Plan

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

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