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

Vodafone switched on 5G network in Germany

25 antenna sites switched on in 20 towns and cities including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dortmund and Munich.

Vodafone launches 5G plans in UK with unlimited 5G data

Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network after EE commercial launch in May 30.

TIM launches 5G services in parts of Rome and Turin with new 5G plans

Telecom Italia (TIM) launched commercial 5G services in Italy after the activation of its 5G network in parts of Rome and Turin on June 24

Vodafone Spain launched 5G in 15 cities

The network was switched on in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastian, La Coruna, Vigo, Gijon, Pamplona, Logrono and Santander

German 5G auction ends with 6.55 billion EUR in total bids

Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Germany criticized high prices of the country’s auction

Nkom announces results of 700MHz, 2100MHz spectrum auction in Norway

The auctions raised a total of 74.9 million EUR

Vodafone Italia switches on 5G in 5 cities

The service is available in Milan, Rome, Turin, Bologna and Naples, with around 45 to 50 cities to follow in 2019, rising to 100 by 2021

EE launches commercial 5G services in UK

EE will introduce 5G across the busiest parts of Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield during the rest of the year.

Europe to harmonise Radio Spectrum in the 26 GHz Band

On 14 May 2019, the European Commission has adopted an Implementing Decision to harmonise the radio spectrum in the 24.25-27.5 GHz (or 26 GHz) band for the future use of 5G

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Latest News outside Europe

T-Mobile US customers began having access to a 5G network in six cities

Limited outdoor coverage in portions of New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Cleveland and Atlanta

Four 5G licences awarded in China

China granted licences to the three MNOs, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom and to the public broadcasting company, China Broadcasting Network

Telstra launches 5G service in Australia

Telstra switched on over 200 5G sites since August 2018

Sprint switches on 5G in four cities

Sprint officially launched its 5G network in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City

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